Regaining control of your career and your social media timeline

“[T]ime spent poking around in a library in the past led to great ideas. It’s unclear if the same is true for time spent online,” said Stanford philosophy professor John Perry in an article on The New York Times encouraging today’s social media-attentive generation to reclaim their real lives. In this issue, we offer tips on how you can regain control of your career development and your timeline.

Image: "Control!" by Faramarz Hashemi on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) license.

Image: “Control!” by Faramarz Hashemi on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) license.


Other posts that piqued our interest:

  • After quizzes and lists, what’s next from BuzzFeed? Slideys!
  • Want to write like a spy? Consult the CIA’s style guide. (The Guardian article says it was leaked, while the Scribd publisher includes a note that it was made available following a FOIA request.)
  • A poll on millennials revealed that they “have strongly positive attitudes toward free markets. (Just don’t call it capitalism.)”  The language of millennials further proves that there is indeed a generation gap.


Ditto is a fortnightly collection of stories on publishing, media, communications, and topics that concern editorial professionals from the most credible sources on the Web. We hope to educate young professional writers and editors about industry standards, breakthroughs, and trends, among other things. Usually, you’ll find news and commentaries in here, but from time to time, we also feature tweets, visuals, games, freebies, and other fun but useful stuff that caught our eye.

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