056 Using Social Media Productively - ProductivityCast

056 Using Social Media Productively

Social Media is ubiquitous today. Almost every mobile or Web-based app we use has social technologies built in—like buttons and emojis, commenting, rating and review systems, and the ability to connect, share and collaborate with others. While these features have made social media technology companies billions of dollars, they have also created some deleterious effects on humanity at large. How should we consider social media in the context of our personal productivity? And, what can we do so that we are using social media productively? That’s the discussion topic on this week’s ProductivityCast.

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In this Cast | Using Social Media Productively

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Show Notes | Using Social Media Productively

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