Six Links Worthy of Your Attention #556

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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, Interesting Bits, 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: 

  • Online, no one gets to be young – The Ink. “Nobody covers youth and tech the way Taylor Lorenz does. She manages that trick of immersion and distance, able to explain inside ideas to outsiders. The Internet has passed its wondrous years where the world could do no wrong, and slid into angry, hormone-addled adolescence. This is a solid interview about all the tumult of that coming of age, with one of its main chroniclers.” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • Status as a Service (StaaS) – Remains of the Day. Eugene Wei‘s comparison of social networks to currency—with performative participation as proof of work—is one of the best models for understanding the growth and aging of every social platform. This should be required reading for anyone hoping to understand the ebb and flow of the Internet. This is long, and thoughtful, and really, really worth it.” (Alistair for Mitch).
  • Why you can’t play on history’s most thrilling piece of playground equipment – Montreal Gazette. “How the Giant Stride was the most fun, and most maiming of childhood entertainments.” (Hugh for Alistair).
  • Waiting For The Last Dance – GMO. “Famed investor, Jeremy Grantham, explains why the stock market has been so nutty lately, and what happens next.” (Hugh for Mitch).
  • Clubhouse’s Inevitability – Stratechery. “You know the drill when it comes to new social media networks. You try one. You wonder if this is all something worth your time. Then, one of two things happen. One, you realize that it’s not of interest, and it fades. Two, you don’ realize just how much of your time or attention it’s actually occupying. That second one? That has been my experience to date on Clubhouse. I am really loving the ‘live’ aspect of creating a ’show’ with an audience. It feels like I suddenly have my own AM talk radio program. So, I’m having fun with it. What has your experience been?” (Mitch for Hugh).
  • Bill Gates Has Always Sought Out New Reading Recommendations – The New York Times. “If I told you that one of the books that Bill Gates is recommending is a Dummies guide, would you believe me? I am not joking…” (Mitch for Hugh).

Feel free to share these links and add your picks on TwitterFacebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.

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