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There is value in going deeper into an uncertain and fragmented world. We think critically, respond, contribute to online conversations while adding value regarding the context. We connect, contribute and unplug when needed. 

Do you use a pen and a Moleskine to write down and draw your thoughts on the go? Do you unplug to connect ideas, and take notes? Do you get perspective while stepping away often from social media?

“Stepping away sometimes actually gives me more perspective on what value social media brings to me.” — @KoreenPagano

 

“and in our lives and in our actions we can choose those solutions and those innovations and those moments that restore the flow of time instead of fragmenting it. We can slow down and we can tune into the ebb and flow of time. We can choose to take time back.” — Abha Dawesar in her talk

Explorers and knowledge flow navigators know that it is more than ever about attitudes and values in a hyperconnected society than just technology to learn cooperatively and collaborate.

“What’s key to understand is how people are using technology and how their behaviors, values, and expectations have evolved. Once you do, you’ll see that technology becomes an enabler for something more natural, creating a culture of learning and collaboration that’s more intuitive, organic, and successful.” — Brian Solis

We can go with the knowledge flows while reading slowly and quickly, and fast writing or typing on the go, on any device. When time allows, responding to a message on email or social media in a meaningful way is how we add value to the conversation.

Going slow to go fast means: to pause, think critically, reply fast or slow when it is appropriate, to take time to reflect and listen. To experience and see the value of connecting insights and people, we need to learn on our own, in networks and communities.

“A capacity, and taste, for reading, give access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” – Abraham Lincoln

To paraphrase:

A capacity, and taste, for navigating the knowledge flows, give access to whatever has already been discovered, discussed and shared by others.

We can embrace and enjoy slow social practices as we enjoy tea times. Do you sip quickly or slowly a cup of your favourite tea? Take your time and enjoy.

“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.” — Lin Yutang.

To paraphrase:

There is something like slow social and fast social that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation and meaningful contributions in online conversations, a body of knowledge and pattern recognition.

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