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"Glasp vs Readwise: Which Is the Best Knowledge Management Tool?"

I published an article that compares two knowledge management tools.

#pkm #learninpublic
Glasp is a desktop-based social web highlighter that enables users to highlight web content like articles, PDFs, Kindle, and YouTube, fostering knowledge sharing and learning within a community.
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I asked the New Bing if "reasoning from first principles" is somewhat analogous to writing atomic notes in #PKM, and discovering new combinations.
Similarities and also differences. Answer below ⬇️
Both methods involve breaking down complex concepts into simpler and more fundamental ones, and then building up new connections and insights from them. Both methods also aim to improve one’s thinking, learning, and creativity by avoiding existing biases and assumptions.⬇️
Reasoning from first principles requires asking powerful questions and getting down to the basic truth, while writing atomic notes requires creating textual documents that contain exhaustive coverage of a single concept in its briefest form
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Day 25 / Essay 95

Struggling to Find The Perfect Tool To Build Your Second Brain? Here Are 3 Resources To Help You

👇 Links below to the resources mentioned

What's your "perfect" tool? 😉

Are you an Architect, Gardener or Librarian? Find out below.

Great article by @anthilemoon

@fortelabs answers the number 1 question asked by his Building A Second Brain students

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How I'm using @tana_inc for notes, zettles, building my second brain

Did I mash up enough #PKM references there?

A bit like what my system looks like - the flexibility with Tana lets me build something more organically with less fear of getting locked in

Let's dive in🤿
@tana_inc First, I've gone all in with @Readwiseio and their new reader for most of my content consumption online

Readwise is a holding ground for most of my highlights and I usually cut/paste notes into Tana as needed.
At the pace I digest notes, it works for me
@tana_inc @Readwiseio Highlights make their way into Tana, and tagged. The tag has the source referenced for easy recall, wherever the highlight is copied in my graph.
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10 Obsidian @obsdmd plugins everyone should know.

These are the plugins that I find most useful for my Personal Knowledge Management process.

1. Templater
Templater is a plugin that allows users to create and use customizable templates when creating new notes in Obsidian. This can be especially helpful for users who need to create notes with a consistent structure and format. (2/12)
2. Periodic Notes
Periodic Notes is a plugin that helps users create notes on a regular basis, such as daily, weekly, or monthly. This can be useful for creating things like a daily journal or a weekly review. (3/12)
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Why do we forget what we learn, #AcademicTwitter?

A 3 week experiment: You read the same amount every day, but forget some %.

Forget only 30% daily → Loose ~88% of all information after 3 weeks.
😳 🫣 right!?

5% → Still loose 40% 🤬

3 takeaways & a solution in the 🧵
1️⃣ The volume of memory is determined by your ability to remember

Look at the top 2 bars in the video. After a few days they reach a maximum.

Forgetting and learning, cancel each other out.

From all I could find out, this case is our average human. 🤷🏼

In more detail:
2️⃣ Remembering just a bit more, can pay off immensely

Compare the last two bars in the video. Going from remembering 85% to 95% every day (or forgetting 15% and 5% respectively), more than DOUBLES what you can learn after 21 days.

These are compounding effects.
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Hello, #PKM pals - I've tweaked my personal knowledge management workflow very slightly.

Ask me anything 😀

Short thread👇
Here's the workflow👇 Image
Shoutout to...

@obsdmd @snipd_app @readwise @ReadwiseReader

Also, @whimsical (where I made my workflow diagram).
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Personal Knowledge Management – why do we bother?

In today's fast-paced world, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with the constant flood of information coming our way.

That's where personal knowledge management comes in.
Personal knowledge management is the process of actively managing and organizing the information and knowledge that we come across in our daily lives.

By doing so, we can better make sense of the world around us and navigate the complexities of modern life.
One of the key benefits of personal knowledge management is that it can help us to improve our productivity.

By organizing and prioritizing the information we come across, we can more easily access the information we need when we need it, saving time and reducing stress.
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6 ways to get help and learn about Obsidian
@obsdmd is a box with something valuable inside but opens differently for different people.
Here are some of the most useful resources online to help you crack it!
🧵 👇

#obsidianmd #pkm
1. Obsidian Online forum
This has been my go-to for solving issues
There is usually someone who had the issue before and someone from the community who has provided an answer.
2. Obsidian Discord
If you are a fan of Discord, there is a Discord chat
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#PKM beginners looking for completely free digital solutions often come to a decision to make between the amazing @obsdmd and the soon catching up open-source solution @logseq.

I scoured the internet to read through multiple users opinions and here are my biased thoughts:
To most, @obsdmd is a clear winner.

- Free
- More mature software
- Has more plugins
- Has a larger community
- Is faster in processing large notes
- Better graph view
- Has a pricey but good publish option

But there are few (like me) who find at home in @logseq
The key difference in @logseq is this:
The smallest unit of a note (an atomic note) is a bullet point or a block.

It is an outliner at its core. Each block can have properties, tags or reference a new page.

And this opens some amazing use-cases!
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How do you remember what you learn? Using a Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) system can help. A PKM system is a set of tools and processes that help you capture, organize, and review notes and information.
You create a second brain. Whenever you need notes on this or that subject, they are easily available.

So, what tools should be in your system? You need to solve for 3 steps.
1️⃣ Capture. How do you capture your notes & highlights? Your main capture tool will be based around how you consume content. For many readers today, @AmazonKindle is the best capture tool as it lets you easily highlight books, add notes, and export these out of Kindle.
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Want better ideas?

Ideas are new connections between old thoughts.

So remembering thoughts + making connections = ideas.

Easy to say. Hard to do.

Unless you use a secret weapon: #PKM.

Here's how:👇
Remember when you had a good idea?

I bet you were solving a problem.

You'd walked away and then - boom - idea out of nowhere.

Your mind keeps working even when you don't. And it often works better because you make connections subconsciously.

But you need a primer: your #PKM.
The number of new ideas I have is increasing.

I now have more ideas every week than I used to have in months.


Because I started doing 2 things consistently:

noting down thoughts and writing.
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Finished “Building a Second Brain”
by @fortelabs today

Definitely one of the better productivity books I’ve read

Focuses on how to create a personal knowledge management system geared not only for collecting, but for creatively expressing your work

11 Key takeaways 👇🧵
There are four essential capabilities you want to rely on your Second Brain to perform for you:

1. Make your ideas concrete
2. Reveal new associations between ideas
3. Incubate ideas over time
4. Sharpen your unique perspective

The purpose of building a second brain is to revolutionize your relationship with information

At the heart of the system is CODE:

- Capture - keep what resonates
- Organize - save for actionability
- Distill - find the essence
- Express - show your work

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Over the past 20 years, I have honed 5 compounding habits to craft the perfect career (for me).

What makes them special?

They're simple, repeatable, and you can do them in the FLOW of your work.

And you can do most of this work in less than 15min/day.

🧵👇 #Ship30for30
1) Reflect

What’s the fastest way to find the gap between where you are and where you want to be?

Slow down and think.

Success here 100% comes down to this:

• Recognize it's important
• Make it a daily habit
• Book sacred time in your calendar
• Don't overthink it

2) Take Notes in a #PKM

People who succeed here have a system that works FOR THEM.

Here are key considerations:

• Personal structure (you don't think like others)
• Notes about successes & failures
• Searchable
• Daily notes

Tools: @logseq, @obsdmd or @RoamResearch

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How to get an AI research assistant

I made a video about the awesome tools available today that I wish I had during my PhD.

The link to the video is at the end of this thread, and here's what I cover:
Tool 1: @elicitorg

Elicit is magical.

You get a prompt, you ask it a question in natural language, and you get a list of papers in return.

But more than that: Elicit gives you the takeaway from the abstract AND it parses the paper for which outcomes was measured, which
@elicitorg intervention was used, and more.

You can filter, sort, and export to .bib and .csv – just extremely convenient and powerful.
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Bloom's Taxonomy describes the stages of the #learning process of a concept. How do these stages correspond to changes in a #PKM (Personal Knowledge Management)?
🧵 source for both images: htt...Image
The 1st stage is recall or root learning.
Eg the law of conservation of energy.
PKM: a single note, contents perhaps copy pasted from class or the internet
In the 2nd stage, there is some understanding: ability to paraphrase and relate to other concepts.
Eg. In mechanics the total of potential and kinetic energies remains constant. Energy conversion. Relations to mass, gravity, velocity etc.
PKM: more notes and links between them.🧵
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@SoftspaceHQ Prototype04 is here!

This prototype explores how a spatial interface can let you better work with the true shape of your ideas.

Yes, I think ideas have shapes, and that their shape matters. 👀👇🏼🧵

#VR #AR #XR #Quest2 #PKM #buildinpublic
What is the global structure of knowledge?

How we think knowledge is structured determines which strategies for seeking and creating knowledge we consider legitimate. Image
Some think of knowledge as one long sequence—perhaps the word of a deity revealed in a holy book.

You look for knowledge in the book, and create knowledge by interpreting points in the book. Image
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I have already participated in four cohorts, but gathered another 11 learnings by reading Tiago Forte's book. I list them all in this 🧵. #BASB #tweet100
1) The Hemingway Bridge is a massive game changer for me to know where to start next time on my projects.
2): My notes are allowed to be messy, just an initial brainstorm to kickoff a project.
3) Learning 3: My system has to fit for me and not for others!
4) Projects should be cut as small as possible to "celebrate" more successes-
5) I'll leave a status message for my future self when a project is interrupted.
6) I really try to only capture what resonates with me in some way.
7) I'll work more with checklists in the future
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Writing apps for PhD! - a 🧵

Looking for the perfect #notetaking system? Or writing #workflow?

After trying to integrate all my writing into one app, I couldn't choose one.
As researchers our writing needs are diverse & so here's my #writing system for anyone who needs! Image
#academicchatter #writingtools #researchtools #phdlife #AcademicTwitter #PhDtips

Our systems can be as simple or as complex as our needs are. So the best system is the one that works for you!

Here are all the apps I use for my writing & why I chose them:
People in my field and lab mostly use LaTeX for most documents. Especially ones that need impeccable formatting/ with lots of in-text citations. Online app for

@overleaf @TeXstudio #LaTeX #acwri
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In 2020, I started experimenting with @RoamResearch

Life was chaotic. I was juggling multiple startups, clients, and teams.

Plus, the pandemic.

Note-taking helped me manage all that.

Here's the 6-Step framework I use to make Notes work for me:
1. The secret lies in the System

Most people think it's about the tool. 

And go in search of the holy-grail app that does it all.

There’s no such thing.

But a good system? It can handle anything.

Think about what’s not working. Put it on paper.
2. Start where you are. Iterate.

Once you know your pain points, you'll define a set of rules, habits, processes, and tools that glue everything together.

This is just the start of your system. Be okay with that.

Use the notes to document your learnings. Your Changelog📋
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What @BeauHaan 's approach to #Zettelkasten has in common with the TV series Severance - a thread for the #Roamcult, and anyone else exploring #PKM and #TfT
A common theme among proponents of the new #ToolsForThought is that linked notes are more useful (accessable, re-mixable) than foldered notes. However, Beau emphasizes neither links nor folders, but conversation among selves separated in time
Some say we have three selves in time: past, now, future. Jerry Seinfeld has a famous joke about it - He never sleeps enough because at night he's "night guy". If he wakes up tired, that's "morning guy's" problem. Who cares about that guy?
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1/ I've said it so many times - the correct question to ask when synthesizing notes in Roam is not...

"Where does this go?" but

"When do I want to see this again?"

A thread...
2/ This question is easy when you are focused on an exclusive project or piece of output, because the answer is always, "When I am working on the aspect of the project or section of the output to which this information is relevant"
3/ Your action: Tag the info to your content outline, your subject area, your thesis questions, or however you have it organized.
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The knock on the #PKM space is too much time spent on the system and not enough on actually making progress on anything meaningful.

There's an infinite pool of knowledge that we can play in. We need anchors -- explicit goals or questions kept top of mind -- as we explore.
How about creating a page in your system for your 12 Favorite Problems -- a la @ProfFeynman?

Star it or have the list of problems automatically appear on your daily note each day.

For everything you add to your PKM system, ask yourself how it applies to one of the Problems.
@ProfFeynman "You have to keep a dozen of your favorite problems constantly present in your mind, although by and large they will lay in a dormant state.”
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example of how i organize sources and keep track of reading progress in @logseq

🦴💀 = headings and structure

#TfT #PKM #Dissertation #PhD #AcademicTwitter Image
@logseq quick overview...

1. First on a page "library" create blocks with the titles of each source in your library.
2. Upload the PDF by typing "/asset" (without quotes)
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