Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

Social media scholar. Strategic communication professor. Goals: reduce cognitive clutter, maximize time and energy. MattKushin.com

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

7 days ago

Make the reader smile and you’ve got him for at least one more paragraph.

On Writing Well - by William Zinsser

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

7 days ago

“Mining and oil companies exploit the physical environment; social media companies exploit the social environment,” he said. “The owners of the platform giants consider themselves the masters of the universe, but in fact they are slaves to preserving their dominant position ... Davos is a good place to announce that their days are numbered.”

15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

8 days ago

The Definitive Superfood Ranking

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

8 days ago

I should start running without the race in mind, both literally and metaphorically.

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

8 days ago

People find it more motivating to be partly finished with a longer journey than to be at the starting gate of a shorter one.

One way to motivate action, then, is to make people feel as though they’re already closer to the finish line than they might have thought.

Switch - by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

8 days ago

How did Starbucks charge more for coffee, then? If we were previously anchored to the prices at Dunkin' Donuts, how did we move our anchor to Starbucks?
Schultz worked diligently to separate Starbucks from other coffee shops, not through price, but ambience - to feel like continental coffeehouse.

Predictably Irrational - by Dan Ariely

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

8 days ago

1. The 40-20-10-5 rule

Concision in framing will many times be the answer to the right solution. For all those problems that are difficult to define quickly, you can apply this rule that goes through 4 basic steps. State your problem in 40 words. Cut it down to 20, then to 10 and end up with a 5 words problem statement. If you can not keep it simple, probably you have not reached the roots of it yet.

How To Frame A Problem To Find The Right Solution

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

9 days ago

"When you don't own things, you don't have to keep track of them. You just show up."

The Affluent Homeless: A Sleeping Pod, A Hired Desk And A Handful Of Clothes

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

9 days ago

Do we owe it to society — and ourselves — to tune out the news?

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

9 days ago

“Freedom is secured not by the fulfilling of men’s desires, but by the removal of desire.”

You can achieve anything if you focus on 1 thing

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

10 days ago

Getting access to LinkedIn Live

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

15 days ago

I was at Woodstock 99 and am sad to see this one cancelled.

Woodstock 50 Canceled By Its Investors

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

33 days ago

The AGB 2018 Trustee Index, a recent study conducted by the Association of Governing Boards and Gallup, finds that three in four trustees (74%) are concerned or very concerned about the future of higher education in the U.S. Their concerns remain focused largely on one main challenge: affordability.

A Crisis in Confidence in Higher Ed

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

37 days ago

Are we close to solving the puzzle of consciousness?

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

38 days ago

There’s a powerful piece of folk wisdom: prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child. As soon as you grasp the concept of antifragility, you understand why that folk saying is true.

By mollycoddling our children, we're fuelling mental illness in teenagers

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

39 days ago

A quick read.

Approaching Public Relations In The Age Of New Media

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

40 days ago

'Influencer Fraud' Costs Companies Millions of Dollars. An AI-Powered Tool Can Now Show Who Paid to Boost Their Engagement.

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

41 days ago

Draw a circle on a page, and write down all of the things you can control or influence inside of it and all of the things you cannot outside of it. Remind yourself that you can care about externalities — your work, your team, your family — without

Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

41 days ago

Rich millennials are creating new trends and status symbols — here are 7 ways they're redefining what luxury looks like

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

44 days ago

Gen Z workers expect a promotion after one year on the job, and their bosses are creating new titles and throwing 'workversary' parties to keep them happy

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

45 days ago

No, Your Instagram ‘Influence’ Is Not as Good as Cash, Club Owner Says

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

46 days ago

Re-creating Facebook on Instagram

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

54 days ago

Vine cofounder announces Byte, a new looping video app launching this spring

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

60 days ago

Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

61 days ago

“When you see the analytics of a kidfluencer channel, the dominant audience is 25- to 34-year-old women,” Mr. Chavez-Munoz said. “That’s obviously not the case. The case is that the child is watching it on their parents’ device.”

Online and Making Thousands, at Age 4: Meet the Kidfluencers

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

62 days ago

The Trauma Floor

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

62 days ago

A great assignment by Dr. Cowley!

Social influencing unmasked with Phantom of the Opera project

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

68 days ago

This story is a bit old but it is worth a read.

A Charming Alternative Universe of You, Your Friends and No News

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

69 days ago

Put differently, 37% of Facebook users are both assigned a political affinity and say that affinity describes them well, while 14% are both assigned a category and say it does not represent them accurately.

Facebook Algorithms and Personal Data

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

78 days ago

Does Binge-Watching Netflix Warp Your View of the World?

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

86 days ago

What Makes Facebook Brand Posts Engaging? [Research]

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

86 days ago

How Much Leisure Time Do the Happiest People Have?

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

87 days ago

Chart: How the definition of “journalist” is changing

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

90 days ago

Facebook Publishes New Report on How Instagram Drives Shopping Behavior

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

90 days ago

This Is Your Brain Off Facebook

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

90 days ago

Marketing in the Moments, to Reach Customers Online

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

93 days ago

At what point are influencers responsible for the products they promote?

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

100 days ago

As HuffPost and BuzzFeed shed staff, has the digital content bubble burst?

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

102 days ago

Always a fan of simple solutions.

The Ivy Lee Method: The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

102 days ago

What Do Consumers Want? Look at Their Selfies

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

102 days ago

The digital winter turns apocalyptic

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

104 days ago

The Great Disappearing Teaching Load

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

117 days ago

A powerful story.

Footprints in the snow lead to an emotional rescue

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

117 days ago

Your TV Is Now a Computer, but Not in a Good Way

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

120 days ago

The other point of view about the Fire documentary.

The Fyre Festival Documentary Is An Indictment of the Marketing Agency Business Model

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

129 days ago

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

129 days ago

Woodstock Will Return This Summer, For Its 50th Anniversary

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

129 days ago

Sad to hear about the passing of a man I truly admire.

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John Bogle, who founded Vanguard and revolutionized retirement savings, dies at 89

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

135 days ago

The dawn of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting is expected to significantly lower costs and spur consumption. In addition, LED lighting produces light with a bluer cast, which is more effectively scattered by the atmosphere. “This has the potential to be the nail in the coffin for seeing stars in most communities,” Nordgren tells me.

Falling in Love With the Dark

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Matt Kushin, Ph.D.

136 days ago

The Neurons That Tell Time

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