Amanda Menking is a PhD student at the University of Washington's Information School. She's currently exploring gender dynamics and gender-based hostility in online communities. Amanda is a collaborator with the Social Media Lab at UW, and she's also a Wikimedia Foundation Individual Engagement Grant recipient. Prior to starting her PhD, she taught high school and community college and worked in software for almost five years. Amanda is interested in...everything.
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June 26, 2015
Happy Friday! Did you know we spend approximately 28% of our workweek reading and replying to emails? (via McKinsey & Company).Do you have a love/hate relationship with your email inbox? You’re not the only one. Take a...Continue reading »
June 19, 2015
Can your business benefit from design thinking? How many “wicked” problems are you facing? Thinking of yourself as a designer may be the first step forward.Most of us wouldn’t consider ourselves designers, and yet every day we have opportunities to design. We...Continue reading »
June 12, 2015
Topic: 3D Printing and Product InnovationWelcome to the weekend (almost)! We’ve curated a list of links we think you’ll find interesting. Start reading now, or savor through Sunday.Have you seen this amazing new beehive? An Australian father-son team, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, inventedContinue reading »
In a recent episode of ‘Last Week Tonight’, John Oliver describes physical infrastructure as “anything that can be destroyed in an action movie.” He continues to explore and critique the crumbling infrastructure of the United States...Continue reading »
Do you read Lifehacker? I try to resist, but their headlines and lists—their whispered promises of improvement—reel me in almost every time. I want to be more productive and efficient. I want to overcome social...Continue reading »
How Tongue Fluttering Can Attract Baby MeerkatsI’m pretty sure I came across The Atlantic’s June 19 video “Single-tasking Is the New Multi-tasking” when I was working on—well, let’s be honest: when I was not working on...Continue reading »