Diversity New Zealand Limited and Philip Patston

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DPSN: Social media and mental health

Originally posted on dpsn:
Over the past few months I’ve been thinking a lot about social media and how we use it.  I’ve written recently about the power of social…

3 August 2015

The most offensive part of this meme is its spelling!

George Takei, Star Trek's inimitable Mr Sulu, has been chastised by disability rights activists for posting a Facebook meme. Said meme depicts, from behind, a woman standing from her wheelchair to reach a bottle of (presumably) wine, with the words, "There has been a miracle in the alcohol isle [sic]."

13 August 2014

Digitally native or colonised?

The phrase “digital native” has evolved pretty effortlessly into the common lexicon in the last five years. But is it accurate or a misnomer? What we need to keep reviewing, I think, is how early we allow children to adopt technology. The idea of digitally colonising our kids may make us think again about how old they are before we let their minds be gobbled up by our smartphone interfaces.

20 July 2014

The technology debate

Watch a rather moving commentary on the “evils” of technology by Gary Turk below. Ironically it’s had 42.5 million views on Youtube. Then watch the two rather clever parodies.
Technology. Is it so evil? Or is it just — technology?

10 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Training versus experiential learning

In a world that is requiring people to hold far more breadth than depth of knowledge and competence, it’s useful to take stock of those secondary skills you pick up along the way. They may pave the way to fascinating new careers, without the cost and time needed to formally retrain.

9 June 2014

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