Quick links to interesting articles I’ve found this week
Introverts are often considered shy or socially inept people who don’t like other people, but this is not true. Introverts, who make up about 25-30% of the population, are defined as people who gain energy from being alone or with a small group of people. Extraverts*, on the other hand, need to be around other people; isolation saps their energy instead of feeding it.
Carl King discusses some of the common misconceptions about introverts, why they act as they do, and what you can do to ease interactions with them. Favorite quote:
“You cannot escape us, and to change us would lead to your demise.” <-- I made that up. I'm a screenwriter.
I’ve been intending for at least two years to write a review of The Introvert Advantage. Carl beat me to it. Go read his article instead.
*Derived from the Latin prefix extra-, meaning outside, but often spelled “extrovert” to match “introvert.” Both spellings are accepted as correct.
Disclosure: I’m a card-carrying introvert and everything he says is true from my point of view. I am not, however, a screenwriter.
You don’t have to worry about your online reputation to use this new tool from Google. If you have alerts set up — possibly to keep tabs on whether your artwork shows up in unauthorized places — you can benefit from having one central place to check for new references. Set up your Google profile and activate your dashboard.
Amazing. And all I manage to do is get smudges on the screen of my iPad.
Google’s page ranking algorithm is placing an increasing amount of weight on how fast your site loads. If all other factors are the same, the faster-loading site moves up and the slower one moves down.
Loads.in is a simple way to measure the speed of your site. Just type in the URL of the page and wait for the result. If the answer is about 2-3 seconds or less, you’re in pretty good shape.
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