<< by Catherine Potts on February 25th, 2009
Hey everybody! I’ve been hurting my brain today trying to come up with a post more creative and original than the last one. Fail. So I’m going to share some of the stories I’ve read today that I think are worth passing on:
Frank Reed discusses a study that says Social Media, which instantly gratifies the need for information right now, could be hurting us. Is it really hurting or is it just a difference in how the brain needs to function because of new technologies? You be the judge. I guess. True, attention spans tend to suffer when they never have to make an extended effort. This isn’t a new argument; of course, much has been made about other conveniences as well. I think it’s OK to advance efficiency and some are going to use it to either: 1.)Be more efficient or 2.)Not be more efficient. It’s really just up to the individual what the negative impact maybe. Don’t you think?
Rand Fishkin addresses the issue some companies have with linking out from their websites. The fear, Rand says, is that because the companies can not necessarily control the content on the sites they’re linking to, that their site will be negatively affected. However, rarely is the time when, if you’ve been diligent in forming your relationships, are you penalized for a site turning. Rand makes very good points for why linking out is beneficial: