Howard Rheingold: Web Information Dashboard

I’ve used Netvibes as an RSS reader for years. I particularly how easy it is to sync my attentional priorities to my on-screen info-flow by dragging higher priority tabs to the left and positioning the most important feeds at the top of their tab pages. If I am more pressed for time, I can just …

Howard Rheingold: Thinking Systematically

Thinking systematically about how you use information flows and your cognitive processes to gather, test, evaluate knowledge is key to the internal aspects of infotention. A Student-Centred Conceptualisation of Critical Thinking One of the defining features of human evolution is the emergent capacity of human beings to think about thinking. The ability to think about …

Howard Rheingold: 23 IO Tool Ideas for Leveraging Twitter

When I teach infotention, I show learners how they can curate Twitter lists and use Paper.li to turn the lists into daily briefings by networks of experts on topics of their choosing. Curating, focusing, distilling, and formatting incoming streams of information about precisely the topics that interest you at any time is a key infotention …

Howard Rheingold: 12 Informaton Tools

Again, this is from the productivity world, and infotention has an important core related to attention — not just tools, not just efficiency, but awareness and metacognition — but I know that at least a couple of these tools help me handle my info-flow (I use Slack and Skitch regularly) 12 Tech Tools Productivity Experts …