In the spirit of NaNoWriMo there have recently been challenges to blog (or micro blog) every day for a month; this has also followed through to December. It’s great that these have been set in order to encourage people to blog more, to write more, to build a regular habit, but I’m personally past that.

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A brief exchange on micro.blog made me more closely examine why I started writing about mental health here.

After admitting (to myself more than anything) that I had problems I needed an avenue to explore and deal with them. All the professional advice is that it’s best to talk but that’s still not something I’m necessarily comfortable doing in person.

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A visual social network?

Adam Procter shared a video detailing what he’s working on for his PhD research: reimagining digital tools for design education because they are “fundamentally broken” being a literal translation from paper to screen. He talks about possibly using Spatial Hypertext for the interface (where there are more visual representations for information chunks and their interrelations) rather than linear walls of text pulled straight from textbooks.

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A visual social network?