I can’t believe it has allready been a year since I had my first TED-experience. Only a few days from now and the whole circus will start again. This year in Long Beach, instead of Monterey. With well known speakers like Bill Gates and Tim Berners-Lee, but also with TED-favorites like Barry Schwartz and Seth Godin… this is just a fraction of the extraordinary
You may have received an “out-of-office” reply from my mailbox. Or you read some where that Jim will not be online for the rest of this year. Why? The reason that I’ve chosen to go offline is because of a research project that I’m involved in. We try to examine the relationship between internet usage and happiness. One of the questions that were raised
Yes, it’s true: I am going offline. I’m going to cut my digital lifeline: no surfing, no email, no google, no facebook and no Twitter. Why? Well, it’s part of the research project “virtual happiness“. In that project we try to define the different forms of internet usage and how they are related to certain aspects of happiness. Does being online make you happier?
Here’s a sketch from “Idiots of Ants”, which was used by Linda Stone to introduce her session at PicNic.
Inspired by the blogposting from Emily McManus on “Who’s blogging at the TED-conference”, I came up with the idea to do the same on the questions “Who’s twittering at TED?” Twitter? If you don’t know what Twitter is, you may have missed one of the most exciting new tools on the web. It’s social, it’s relevant, it’s realtime, it’s sometimes useless, it’s fun, it