Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, FWD50, and Scaletechconf; author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (Rebus Foundation, PressBooks, LibriVox) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person “must see.”
Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another:
- I wrote a story that became a legend. Then I discovered it wasn’t true – Columbia Journalism Review. “A story of fake news before that was a thing. This must have been rough for the author to write; years after penning a story that made him famous, he went back to it—and discovered a coverup. But nobody wanted to change the falsehoods.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- MonsterMash Game. “Dating apps are filter bubbles too. Because they are powered by algorithms, the idea that there are thousands of possible matches vanishes quickly, because the algorithm learns your preferences and narrows the field. It’s hard to understand this on a dating app, so this creates a fake monster avatar for you, then helps you find your match. Pretty soon a pattern emerges. Great activity for a group workshop to understand the ways algorithms subtly shape our choices over time.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Who knew? There’s a global helium shortage — and it could pop more than balloons – Financial. Post. “Not just surprise birthday parties are at stake.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- From no recycling to zero waste: how Ljubljana rethought its rubbish – The Guardian. “The Slovenian capital city is leading the charge towards zero-waste cities.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- The end of mobile – Benedict Evans. “And here I am, getting up on stages all over the world telling audiences of business professionals to wake up change their digital designs from web-based to mobile-based. The train has not only left the station… everyone has a train of their own. This is one of the more important reads about the state of technology today.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- The glamorous, almost-disconnected boredom of my walk in Japan – Wired. “This is not going to make sense, but it’s true: Lately, I have been working very hard at trying to make myself bored. Someone to it a whole other level, and the results may surprise, delight and encourage you to get yourself much more boredom in your life.” (Mitch for Hugh).