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 (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, the author of Complete Web Monitoring and Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik) and I decided that every week or so 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:
- Social Media Before the Internet: Tales of Victorians, Comic Book Fans, Phone Phreaks and CBers – Knowledge @ Wharton. "Whatever did we do before the Web? Plenty, it turns out: Here’s a look at some of the social networks we used to rely on, and things that probably seemed groundbreaking in their day. Married in Second Life? Big deal; someone did it by Telegraph a century ago." (Alistair for Hugh).
- Pictures of Assholes – YouTube. "The thing about mass media is that it cuts both ways. Ashton Kutcher used to tweet pictures of himself and Demi, stealing the tabloid press thunder. But this takes it to another level–Joseph Gordon-Levitt decides to interview some photographers who are hassling him. Nothing like turning the lens to level a playing field." (Alistair for Mitch).
- 3 steps to measure the corruption coverage in Spain – Numeroteca. "Awesome dataviz of Spanish newspaper front pages, designed to show how corruption is reported in the media." (Hugh for Alistair).
- The End of the Web, Search, and Computer as We Know It – Wired. "Just when I thought I had it all figured out." (Hugh for Mitch).
- USB wristband is a wearable, mobile operating system – PSFK. "Technology just keeps on getting cooler and cooler, doesn’t it. Check this out: a USB wristband that is an entire operating system with your files as well. Just plug it into any PC or Mac and it’s your computer. It even has an automatic back-up system. Of course, this is a Kickstarter initiative, so get to it!" (Mitch for Alistair).
- Library Starts Seed Sharing Program Among Patrons – PSFK. "This is one strange – but interesting – story. What if libraries loaned more than books and other media? What if they loaned seeds. No, that isn’t a typo. Seeds. You know, get some seeds, plant a garden, collect the seeds from that garden and return them to the library for others. A sense of community? Sure. Does this have anything to do with libraries as we have known them to date? No. Could lending seeds be a strategy to keep libraries relevant? We’ll have to wait and see what comes back post harvest time…" (Mitch for Hugh).
Now it’s your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it.