Referring to yourself in the third-person can help promote healthy food choices

first_imgEmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Using your own name in your internal dialogue appears to help with self-control, according to new research published in Clinical Psychological Science. The study found evidence that this type of distanced self-talk can promote healthy food decisions.“Despite having goals to eat healthy, many people have difficulty making healthy choices when tempting foods are directly in front of them,” said Celina Furman of the University of Minnesota, the corresponding author of the new study.“Recent research by Kross and colleagues demonstrated that reflecting on one’s decisions in the third person by using one’s name can be a relatively effortless strategy that improves self-control. Accordingly, we were interested in examining distanced self-talk as a potential strategy to improve eating choices.” LinkedIncenter_img Pinterest Share In the study, 244 young adults disclosed if they were currently dieting or trying to lose weight. The participants were then randomly assigned to watch a two-minute video of health-related commercials that emphasized eating healthy and exercising or home improvement commercials.After watching the video, the participants chose between healthy and unhealthy food items on a computer screen. For each pair of foods, participants were instructed to use either first-person self-talk (“What do I want?”) or distanced self-talk (“[Name], what do you want?”) in a counterbalanced order.The researchers found that non-dieters made fewer unhealthy choices when using distanced self-talk compared to first-person self-talk. Those who viewed the health video also made significantly fewer unhealthy choices when using distanced self-talk regardless of dieting status.“Our findings indicate that reflecting on one’s decisions using one’s own name might enhance one’s ability to follow through with their goals, which can often be undermined by strong situational lures (e.g., tempting foods). This study suggests that this self-distancing technique may improve goal-directed behavior in the context of eating,” Furman told PsyPost.She is now conducting additional research on the self-control strategy.“Follow-up research is exploring mechanisms underlying the beneficial effect of distanced self-talk that we identified in this experiment. Specifically, I am examining not only how distanced self-talk influences eating behavior, but also how it influences the way people mentally represent appetitive stimuli. I am also examining the perceived ease of implementing this strategy when making food-related decisions,” Furman explained.“This minimal approach has implications for eating healthier in our current food environment. As we are regularly confronted with tempting foods, self-control strategies that are easy to implement and can be repeatedly used when encountering those foods are more likely to be effective for improving dietary choices.”The study, “Distanced Self-Talk Enhances Goal Pursuit to Eat Healthier“, was authored by Celina R. Furman, Ethan Kross, and Ashley N. Gearhardt.last_img read more

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There’s still time to sign up for a chance at winning $500 cash

first_imgWLAF’s Bill Waddell shows off the $500 cash that will be given away on Thu. Dec. 19.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Everyone who signs up has  a chance to win $500 in Christmas cash in WLAF’s annual “World’s Smallest Christmas Stocking” promotion this Christmas season. The tiny stocking is stuffed with $500 cash.  However people must sign-up to be eligible to win.  To have a chance at winning the cash, all you need to do is sign-up at one of these outstanding corporate partners:  Ahh Spa, Beacon Finance, C & L Furniture, Common Ground Coffee Shop, Gifts from Above, Jacksboro GNC, Litho-Craft Printing and Office Supply, Serenity Massage, Bodywork and Wellness, Southern Sass Boutique, United Cumberland Bank and Wender Furniture Company.You must be age 18 or older to participate.  You can only register one time per visit a day to the host sponsors.One entry from each business will be drawn live over WLAF on Wednesday, December 18.  Then at noon on Thurs., Dec. 19, City of La Follette Mayor Mike Stanfield will draw a winner from the 11 finalists live from the WLAF studio.  Janice Lykins of Caryville was the 2018 winner.  She registered and won from the Pierce Furniture Gallery.  (Left to right) Darrell Kennedy, Janice Lykins and Ron Pierce.Good luck.  And have fun!  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/13/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Coaching stint a ‘dream come true’ for Travis Williams

first_imgAUBURN — No matter how long his tenure as linebackers coach is, Travis Williams is trying to make an impact.“He told us the first day that he came in to coach us that he’ll be coaching us (and) that it was a dream come true for him,” linebacker Kris Frost said. “You can see it each and every day that we go out there in how much intensity he puts in each and every single drill and how much focus he puts into the little things.”Williams, a former linebacker for the Tigers who served as a graduate assistant in 2009-10, moved from a defensive analyst role to linebackers coach following the firing of Ellis Johnson.Whether it’s for a month of bowl prep or if Williams is retained in some capacity under new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp remains to be seen.In the week of practice before heading to Tampa for the Outback Bowl, Williams brought a different level on intensity to the strongest position group on the defense.“He’s been making us get after it lately,” Frost said. “We’re seeing a different side to us as far as linebackers and we’re enjoying it. We’re having a lot more fun at practice. … His style is a lot more physical, just making sure that every single play is a physical play and really spending extra time, making sure that we spend extra time on our own, outside of the meeting room (and) off the field.”Williams has not been available for interviews.last_img read more

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Laois will pose challenge on Sunday

first_imgLaois Joe Phelan says they’ll do what they can to come out on top…Throw in on Sunday in Croke Park is at 4pm.We’ll have live commentary of the game here on Tipp FM in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh, and the Dulux Paint Centre, Arrabawn Home Value, Tyone Mill, Nenagh. Photo © Tipp FM Laois will tear into Tipperary when the sides meet at Croke Park tomorrow.That’s according to Laois player Joe Phelan, who’s side are coming into the game with momentum from their wins over Westmeath and Dublin.Tipperary – while dominant in the Munster round robin series – fell at the final hurdle, losing to Limerick in the final.last_img read more

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Commonwealth Games Update: Team Nigeria Fail To Secure 200m Women Final Slot

first_imgTeam Nigeria continued its below average performance at the ongoing Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia following the failure to secure a final spot in the women’s 200m event.African Queen of the tracks Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor won the gold at the last edition in Glasgow, Scotland four years ago but no Nigerian sprinter made it to the final scheduled to take place on Thursday.Team Nigeria representatives Janet Idamadudu (23.69 secs) and Isoken Igbinosun (24.03) raced in two of the three semi finals on Wednesday and finished seventh respectively thus missing out on Thursday’s final.Yinka Ajayi also continued Team Nigeria’s dismal outing in the track and field event on Day Seven (Wednesday) as she finished in eighth place finish in the women’s 400m with a poor time of 52.26 secs at the Carrara Stadium Track.Bostwana’s Amantle Montsho (50.15) won gold while Anastasia Le-roy of Jamaica (50.57) and her compatriot Stephanie McPherson (50.93) won silver and bronze respectively.In a related development, Team Nigeria has dropped to the 10th spot on the overall medals’ table with four gold and four silver medals since there was no medal recorded during Wednesday’s outing.South Africa are the other African country in the Top 10 standing after they moved up to fourth position with 10 gold, seven silver and nine bronze medals.RelatedUS Sassuolo vs Pescara CalcioJune 30, 2017Similar postAsaba 2018: Tobi Amusan Wins First Gold Medal For Team NigeriaAugust 2, 2018In “Athletics”Commonwealth Games Update: Nigerian Athlete Amusan Takes Gold Medal Count To Eight With 100m Hurdles Final WinApril 13, 2018In “Athletics”last_img read more

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The history between Utah and Weber State football has been short and lopsided

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Utah and Weber State don’t have a rich history when it comes to football.Unlike its long tradition with Utah State (112 games) and BYU (98 games), Utah has met Weber State a grand total of four times — twice in the past decade and twice more than 30 years ago. And the games have not been competitive, with the Utes winning by an average score of 47-13.The Utes have played FCS opponents such as Weber six of the past seven years, always against Big Sky opponents — North Dakota last year, Southern Utah in 2016, Idaho State in 2014, Northern Colorado in 2012, Montana State in 2011 as well as the Wildcats in 2013.When asked earlier this week if the Utes should play in-state schools such as Weber State and SUU every year rather than other FCS schools, coach Kyle Whittingham replied, “If it brings more dollars to the state of Utah and the programs in the state, that’s a good thing, but outside of that, I don’t have a preference either way.”The Utes are scheduled to play FCS schools in each of the next six seasons, and it looks like they are trying to concentrate more on in-state schools, including games against Weber State in 2021 and 2023 and Southern Utah in 2022 and 2024. Next year, the Utes are scheduled to play Idaho State and in 2020, Montana State.Here’s a look back at the four games the Utes and Wildcats have played:Oct. 15, 1978 — Utah 30, Weber State 7 — The first-ever meeting between the Utes and Wildcats was no contest as Utah racked up nearly 500 yards of total offense behind the running of Tony Lindsey and passing of Randy Gomez. The Utes ran out to a 21-7 halftime lead and tacked on a safety in third quarter and a touchdown in the fourth.Ute coach Wayne Howard was happy with the win, but unhappy with the near-record 187 yards in penalties and nearly 200 yards in passing by Weber (“Our secondary looked like a sieve,” Howard said)Weber State coach Pete Riehlman questioned whether the game should have ever been played in the first place.“We can’t play with Utah, no question about it,” he said. “We didn’t even try to get them up for this game. What did this game mean to the kids? Not much. We have some conference games we think we can win. Those are the games that are important to us.”Sept. 1, 1984 — Utah 52, Weber State 16 — This game got lost in the shuffle as it came on the same day BYU knocked off No. 3 Pitt, the first win of its undefeated season. It might have been overlooked anyway because it was such a blowout for Chuck Stobart’s Utes, who had 530 yards of total offense, 404 on the ground alone.After losing to I-AA school Boise State in 1980 and getting a scare from Montana State in 1982, the Utes were wary of the Wildcats, coached by Mike Price, who went on to coach at Washington State for several years.Before the game, Price joked that his team might come out in a “four-corner stall” like the North Carolina basketball team and said, “We don’t even want to come out of the locker room.”The Wildcats stayed close early as the Utes actually trailed 7-0 in the second quarter before finally getting it in gear when Gerald Johnson broke loose for a 65-yard touchdown run. Thurman Beard, George Womack and Eddie Johnson each scored to give Utah a 28-10 halftime lead, and the Utes tacked on three more in the second half, two by quarterback Mark Stevens and another by Johnson.Sept. 27, 2008 — Utah 37, Weber State 21 — This was the fifth game of what turned out to be Utah’s second undefeated season in five years.The 17th-ranked Utes were playing against former Ute coach Ron McBride, and some folks figured that they didn’t want to run the score up against the former Ute. However, their subdued manner after the game showed they expected a lot more.“We got the win … we’d like to play great every week. But no team does. We certainly would have liked to play better,” said coach Kyle Whittingham.The game was tied 7-7 when Brian Johnson’s 6-yard pass to Colt Sampson early in the second quarter put the Utes up for good. By halftime it was 24-7, and the Utes added Louie Sakoda’s third field goal of the game and a Matt Asiata TD run.The Utes did take their foot off the gas and the Wildcats tacked on a pair of late touchdowns against Utah’s reserves.McBride was happy with his team’s performance, saying, “Like I told our guys, we can play with these guys because we just did.”2013 — Utah 70, Weber State 7 — Unlike the three previous victories when it took the Utes a while to get going against the Wildcats, this one was over in the opening minutes.After slipping past Utah State by just four points in the season-opener the week before, the Utes jumped all over the Wildcats, racing out to a 49-0 halftime lead and then coasting home with their biggest point output in 40 years.Utah finished with 528 yards of total offense compared to just 202 for Weber State, whose coach Jody Sears was let go after the season and replaced by Ute assistant Jay Hill.Although it was one of their most decisive wins ever and put them 2-0 on the season, the Utes went on to finish just 5-7 for the second straight year.last_img read more

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Nationalising mines ‘not on the table’

first_img4 November 2011 Nationalising South Africa’s mines is neither government policy nor the policy of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), says Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, adding that the government is committed to promoting the mining industry to achieve both industrial growth and social transformation. Speaking at the Deutsche Bank’s 8th Annual BRICS Metals and Mining Conference in London on Wednesday, Shabangu said it seemed that repeated assurances from herself, the government and President Jacob Zuma “have not yet removed investor concerns in this regard. “No matter how often our government states the obvious – that nationalisation is neither South African government policy, nor is it ANC policy – the controversies and potential fears do not seem to disappear.”Balance between poverty alleviation, economic growth The minister said responsible political leadership needed to strike a balance between the needs of the society, especially the poor, and sustainable approaches to economic development and growth “It is evident that there are serious social and economic reasons that have given rise to the debate about the merits or otherwise of nationalisation. It is a fact that the prevalence in our country of the evil triplets of poverty, unemployment and systemic inequality invariably leads to despair, suffering, and widespread socio-political discontent. “Policy controversies and political reactions to such critical issues are bound to push for the extremes with regard to policy positions – be they the occupation of financial centres or the nationalisation of natural resources,” she said. Shabangu stressed the importance of the harmonious co-existence of communities and the mining industry. “We have to work together with the mining industry to resolve tensions that exist between communities and mining companies, and this we must resolve … with the full consideration for the welfare of the communities and workers.”‘Exciting chapter’ in South African mining Shabangu said South Africa had embarked on an “exciting chapter in the mining sector”, as the Cabinet had approved a beneficiation policy framework, and the Department of Mineral Resources was currently finalising a beneficiation action plan in consultation with all affected parties. Shabangu said that in order to address the lack of adequate mining support infrastructure – be it electricity, roads or export logistics at the ports – the government had made large investments, and a Cabinet commission had been set up to ensure the timely implementation of a national infrastructure programme. “Whilst this is our short-term intervention, our National Planning Commission is set to release its medium-term programme of infrastructural development later in November,” she said. “The urgent elimination of the infrastructural bottlenecks remains our topmost national priority. As you know, President Jacob Zuma himself is chairing the Cabinet commission that is mandated to deal with infrastructure issues. “We are therefore resolute in our commitment to the promotion of our mining industry to achieve both industrial growth and social transformation. These parallel goals we will pursue via a process of continuous consultation with the affected parties, including the mining industry.”Administrative reforms The minister also noted the formation and work of the Mining Industry Growth and Development Task Team (MIGDETT), which was established at the outset of the global financial crisis in 2008. Through MIGDETT, the government has developed a medium-term growth and development strategy for South Africa’s mining sector. “This process has, amongst others, identified a number of changes and reforms that our mining legislation (the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act) requires for the ease of administration and the prevention of multiple interpretation of the Act. “In this way, we will remove all ambiguities, and ensure a more efficient regulation of the licensing system. We are confident that when such reforms are made, issues such as the partitioning of mineral rights will be made possible.” The government was also working towards creating a single window for processing mineral rights as well as the associated environmental authorisation and water licences. This would ease the administrative processes both within the government as well as for mining companies. Shabangu said these efforts demonstrated that the government listened to the investment community and would assess and implement whatever measures were in line with national interest. It also showed that the government was implementing initiatives aimed at improving its administrative operations, which would go a long way to help South Africa regain its global competitiveness in the sector. BuaNewslast_img read more

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Mining must be agent of change: Cutifani

first_img Cutifani said South Africa had consistently defied the critics. The economy has grown at a compounding growth rate of 3.2% – which was only 0.2% less than that of Australia’s, whose resource-based economy often drew praise. It is time that South Africa was recognised for its achievements as a “teenage democracy” instead of being crucified for its challenges. For example, Cutifani said, in the past 19 years, South Africa had “built more low-cost housing than any other country than any other place on the planet”. South Africa could meet its challenges once government and the private sector stopped talking past each other. “Consultation is necessary and, of course, we can all do much better,” he said. There were many capital advantages for the industry, but it was important to take advantage of circumstances to improve the life of all: “The job of those who have stewardship of capital is to support society.” The impact mining has on communities should be positive. “We have changed more in the past five years than in the past 50 years. The next five years will be critical,” he said. SAinfo reporter Africa is home to 40% of the world’s natural resources, which must be nurtured to realize their long-term potential.Africa, with its fast growing population, has the “best age demographic” for growth. Its estimated 1-billion people is forecast to double by 2025, granting it the world’s youngest working population.Seven of the world’s fastest growing economies are Africa. Sierra Leone’s growth rate is at 45%, driven largely by the development of infrastructure to support its iron-ore industry. The government, Cutifani said, had leveraged its success in one industry to grow others.Africa’s labour costs are currently very low. There will be a “transitional process” as technological innovations and strong leadership improve productivity, supporting the increase in wages. 8 February 2013 Visits to Guinea in his role as head of AngloGold Ashanti brought home to Mark Cutifani the fact that something dramatic had to shift within the mining industry if it was to survive. There is something “just not right” about the fact that 1% of the population live with the consequences of mining, while the rest of us benefit, Cutifani told delegates in a keynote address ahead of a session on sustainable development at the Invest in Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Thursday. “The things we do [as the mining industry] are so important to global society, but the communities where we do business get the rough end of the stick.”Starting point ‘the communities themselves’ The Anglo American CEO-designate said a “180-degree shift” was necessary to address this disconnect. The starting point should be the communities themselves: “It is critical to understand how to really engage with communities. We must listen to what communities want to be, not tell them who to be.” The son of an Italian father and a mother of Irish descent, Cutifani grew up in an industrial seaside town south of Sydney in Australia where, he said, he experienced the effects of mining on the community first hand, including the dust and pollution thrown up by trucks on single-lane dirt roads and the coal mines’ cooling towers. As an engineering student, Cutifani worked in a local colliery, going on to work at a number of Australian companies before moving overseas. He will be the first executive to head up Anglo American that has hands-on experience as a miner. He takes over the top job in April. He said mining companies had a responsibility to be agents of change: “We can change the lives of communities forever. We can go from being an extractive industry to a development industry.” Cutifani reminded his audience of the crucial role mining plays in the lives of countries, economies – and in our daily lives. Mining contributes 11.5% of global gross domestic product (GDP), with the value of services consumed a further 10%. And, if one considered the value of products and services facilitated by mining, the industry supported and drove around 45% of the world’s GDP. Mining, Cutifani argued, is “integral to everything we do … it is the most important industrial activity on the planet”. The key issue for Cutifani is to take responsibility for the impact mining has on local communities – a responsibility that should not be left solely with government.‘Difficult conversations’ between all parties Cutifani said he had recently joined other mining industry heavyweights to visit the Vatican in an attempt to learn how to best engage with communities. (Many of the NGOs working in Africa are funded by the Catholic Church.) The meeting proved fruitful and Cutifani seems to have returned to Africa with a determination to deliver a new vision for the industry. Describing 2013 as the year when a new future for the mining industry would be defined, Cutifani said it was through consultation and “difficult conversations” between all parties – industry, government and communities – that would bring about change. “We have to make changes to transform the countries we work in.” Co-operation with governments was also key, he said. Appropriate macroeconomic policies, transparent regulation and security of tenure should be givens to support development and growth. “I am a believer in South Africa. I am an optimist on South Africa – I never miss an opportunity to promote the country,” Cutifani confessed. ‘Why I believe in South Africa and Africa’ He said he had good reason to be so positive about South Africa in particular, and Africa in general:last_img read more

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Twitter “Not Playing Ball” but Will Experiment With Verified Accounts

first_imgApparently the Twitter guys have been thinking about selling corporate clients a “verified account” for some time now. Check out this exchange from the transcripts of this year’s D: All Things Digital:Walt Mossberg: 24 percent say they’d pay for power accounts. Do you think that’s a good idea?Evan Williams: Yes, I think it’s a good idea. We’ve talked about it for a long time. Here’s how it might work: Lots of commercial users are on Twitter already. That’s not odd, and it’s happening successfully already. But we could give those users tools to make it better. For instance, here’s how P&G (PG) might sell Tide….Wait that’s a bad idea. How about The Wall Street Journal? No, they’re a media company; that won’t work either. How about Dunkin’ Donuts? People like Dunkin’ Donuts. They have an affinity for that, and they’re already following Dunkin’ Donuts. So one thing we can do is tell new users that the Dunkin’ Donuts account on Twitter is actually Dunkin’ Donuts. To verify that.We think it’s great that Twitter is finally going to do something about the growing problem of impersonations, but why now? Is it because of lawsuits from powerful celebrities (La Russa is also a lawyer), or is it simply trying to do the right thing for its users? It’s a shame that ordinary users are not afforded the same verification measures as the “beautiful people”, who tend to use the service far less to actually connect with others. We have heard stories of ordinary people and community blogs struggling with the company for many months to have control of their own names on Twitter and are a little skeptical about their motives. Tell us what you think. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts doug coleman 1 The verification process will first begin with “public officials, public agencies, famous artists, athletes, and other well known individuals at risk of impersonation”. Twitter wants to point out that this does not mean that all accounts without the authentication seal are fake. One way to determine authenticity is to check the official web site of the person for a link back to their Twitter account. The company also wants you to know: “When we do start testing Account Verification, we will be sure to provide ample methods for feedback. Initially, verification will not be tested with businesses. However, we do see an opportunity in that arena so we’ll keep you posted when we have something to share.”center_img Tags:#news#twitter#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Twitter impersonations have been happening ever since the popular microblogging site has become mainstream. St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is just the latest high-profile celebrity to fall victim to a Twitter faker. La Russa filed a lawsuit with the Superior Court of California in San Francisco last month and will seek damages, although Twitter has taken down the bogus account and calls the lawsuit “an unnecessary waste of judicial resources bordering on frivolous”. The company announced on its blog today that it will take further steps in the future to prevent this from happening again. According to Twitter, “impersonation violates Twitter’s Terms of Service and we take the issue seriously. We suspend, delete, or transfer control of accounts known to be impersonation” and has done so in this case. The company has said it will “not play ball” with La Russa and does not intend to settle this suit or pay any damages. Twitter’s Solution: According to the Twitter Blog, the company is experimenting with a solution to prevent impersonation from happening in the future. This is what it came up with:“We do recognize an opportunity to improve Twitter user experience and clear up confusion beyond simply removing impersonation accounts once alerted. We’ll be experimenting with a beta preview of what we’re calling Verified Accounts this summer.”last_img read more

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Welcome Back To ReadWrite, Jolie O’Dell

first_imgI’m very pleased to announce that ReadWrite has brought back Jolie O’Dell, one of our most distinctive voices, in a new role of special projects editor.We don’t often gaze at our navel here at ReadWrite, but when we do, all the lint comes out.As you know, I’ve been thinking a lot about ReadWrite’s future. We just turned 12, which is a long time for a digital publisher. Our industry always faces forward, yet those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it. I’ve always believed that we need to draw on the heritage of deep thinking and analysis we owe to our founder, Richard MacManus. At the same time, we must keep embracing the very technologies we write about to transform ourselves.I’ve relied on ReadWrite’s alumni network for advice and counsel as I’ve led this site for the past two years. Now Jolie is going to help us plan our next steps. Enough from me—here’s Jolie herself:TL;DR: The bitch is back.When I left ReadWrite in 2010, it felt more like a traumatic breakup than a giving of notice. ReadWrite had become my spiritual home. I came of age here, got my first gray hairs here, built a family here, both within the readership community and with my fellow writers and editors. I’m not ashamed to say that in my final conversation with ReadWrite founder Richard MacManus, I cried like a baby.Today, we’re announcing that I’m coming back home to my beloved ReadWrite family, and I want to explain why.I won’t immediately be contributing to ReadWrite’s daily editorial—at least not in a way that will be evident to those outside the newsroom. What I will be doing is bringing back a little of the old ReadWrite magic, that blend of thoughtful analysis, careful reporting, and a deep love of technology and its creators.Editor-in-Chief Owen Thomas is a wonderful friend, and his vision for what ReadWrite will become is beautifully aligned with Richard’s original mission, and with mine. Ultimately, we all want to make the Internet in all its forms accessible—readable and writable—for our community. Back in the day, we were obsessed with teaching our readers how to code, how to manage newly social communities, and how to best participate in a Web that was transforming from static to real-time.Today, we’re forging a future where you all can be participants, not just consumers, in the new Internet of Things and wearable (or even implantable!) technologies and devices.Want to build a robot? You can learn how on ReadWrite! Want to program a drone? ReadWrite. Want to master responsive design for the mobile Web? Want to figure out how to maintain your humanity in a machine-dominated world? We’re here for you.Want to know why you should care, why any of this matters? We will work through these issues alongside you.As at the old ReadWriteWeb, we understand deeply that we’re all in this together, as users and as creators. We all have a responsibility to understand and help build the Internet we want to exist.My job is managing special projects for Owen and for Wearable World CEO Redg Snodgrass, also a good friend of mine. The first of these special projects is already underway, and it’s a hot-damn doozy. I can’t wait to tell you more very soon, and I hope to talk more with each of you as we work together to make today’s ReadWrite the best blog and the best community it can be.I’m also curious: What special projects do you think I should be tackling next? I’d love to hear your thoughts. After all, you’re the “write” half of this whole endeavor. It doesn’t work without you.With much love and deepest gratitude, I remain your humble correspondent and faithful servant, Jolie O’Dell. owen thomas Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#digital publishing#Jolie O’Dell#ReadWrite center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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