The WordPress.com Reader: Follow Your Feeds, Discover Great Reads

This is a very powerful feature that many people overlook. WordPress.com is not only a great publishing platform, but it can be a great source of content as well. Look into it…

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As you may have heard, Google Reader is shutting down on July 1. As readers ourselves, we understand the importance of a go-to space on the internet for your daily feeds and regular reads — and a place to discover new finds. If you’re looking for a new reader (or are not using it already), we hope you’ll take the WordPress.com Reader for a spin. Check out what you can do:

Import your subscriptions

The WordPress.com Reader can import and export OPML, so you can transfer subscriptions over from another feed reader. Google Reader users can import their subscriptions directly from Google Reader into the WordPress.com Reader. Visit the import page to get started:

Reader Import page

Google Reader users will be asked to select the appropriate Google account (or sign in with a different email address) and grant WordPress.com to access it. For those importing from another feed reader, click on Choose File and then…

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6 Ways To Save Yourself From Drowning In E-mails

I collect articles like this. Over the years I've seen hundreds of articles on email productivity but I've never seen anyone write about my favorite which is this: Don't give your email address to anyone with whom you don't want to do business. Just this one thing will guarantee that your email volume will drop … Continue reading 6 Ways To Save Yourself From Drowning In E-mails

How Can Businesses Build Trust?

As a marketing manager, I talk alot about becoming a 'trusted source' but what does that really mean? Consider this: Putting in place a new settlement on trust will not be easy. It will take time, commitment, hard work and investment. It will require a new perspective on the relationship between business and society, the … Continue reading How Can Businesses Build Trust?

Is Your Smartphone Making You Dumb?

Hmmm. Imagine that after a routine medical exam your doctor delivers some devastating news: Since your last checkup your cognitive performance has plummeted. Your ability to connect with others has eroded. And your memory for everyday events is no longer operating as it once did. As it turns out, there is a cure and it … Continue reading Is Your Smartphone Making You Dumb?

Two Screens Are Better Than One?

Is this still true? I think not in light of more recent research. Microsoft researchers haven't perfected the genie, but they've found a tool that can increase your productivity by 9 to 50 percent and make your work day easier. And you can begin using it right away. The researchers conducted user studies that proved … Continue reading Two Screens Are Better Than One?

A Focus on Distraction

Stunning, actually. As economics students know, switching involves costs. But how much? When a consumer switches banks, or a company switches suppliers, it’s relatively easy to count the added expense of the hassle of change. When your brain is switching tasks, the cost is harder to quantify. There have been a few efforts to do … Continue reading A Focus on Distraction