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Here’s the interruption you’re scrolling for.

“As people grow accustomed to consuming smaller bits of information, each interrupted by the next, we lose the kind of deep thinking and “deep reading” that was associated with books. 

We want to be interrupted, because each interruption brings us a valuable piece of information…and so we ask the Internet to keep interrupting us, in ever more and different ways. We willingly accept the loss of concentration of focus, the division of our attention and the fragmentation of our thoughts, in return for the wealth of compelling or at least diverting information we receive. Tuning out is not an option many of us would consider.”

Nicholas Carr, The Shallows

Friday Links: Reading, Copywriting, Life Lessons & More

Sweet, glorious Friday. You’ve made it. We’ve made it.

And the feeling is just as beautiful as we could have ever imagined.

Throughout the week, I use Pocket to easily bookmark links that I enjoyed reading, found myself nodding to, had to watch at home so I wouldn’t burst out laughing at work, or just found really useful and interesting.

Here’s a list of my favorite links this week.

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27 Productivity Tips

26 Easy Productivity Tips

26 Easy Productivity Tips

Optimize your day to let your creativity flow

I’m a big fan of lists, especially when they’re not just lofty advice. I want to be able to put things into practice tomorrow, so I’ve been taking a few notes throughout my day of things that have really helped me focus.

The following productivity and focus tips will help you create an ideal creative space, both physically and mentally. Some are focused on the craft of writing, but can be applied to any practice.

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My Top 5 Social Media Tools for Content Strategy

Are you looking for some social media tools to compliment your strategy? Tools that will increase reach, find valuable content to share, and manage your community?

As a Social Media Manager at a branding/marketing agency, I’ve tried more than a few social media tools. I don’t even want to know how many beta versions I’ve signed up for so far.

I’ve gathered some of my favorites so you don’t have to search. Don’t you just love lists? I don’t know what it is, but I almost always click on a “top 10″ list, and Buzzfeed’s lists don’t help. Except on Fridays. Or Mondays.

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