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, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete Web Monitoring, Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks and Lean Analytics), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto) 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:
- The end of big (media): When news orgs move from brands to platforms for talent – Nieman Journalism Lab. "I missed this piece from the Nieman Journalism Lab, but it’s a pretty smart prediction for the future of media, and a shift from brands to talent. Worth considering for books too–since as Julien Smith said, a book is just the longest form of content." (Alistair for Hugh).
- BearDuino: Hacking Teddy Ruxpin with Arduino – ArsTechnica. "Want to get creeped out by toys from your childhood? Stick an Arduino inside a Teddy Ruxpin. A Portland artist has turned his art installation into a platform for budding roboticists. The results are unsettling. More unsettling is how easy it’ll be to build robots at home in a few years, and what we’ll do with them." (Alistair for Mitch).
- Noam Chomsky: The Military Is Misunderstood – YouTube. "Noam Chomsky with a surprising take on what the US military (and it’s huge budget) is actually for: government financing for new technologies." (Hugh for Alistair).
- XKeyscore: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’ – The Guardian. "More on the NSA. Apparently they can track *everything* you do on the Internet." (Hugh for Mitch).
- We don’t really want to hear new music – Futurity. "Well, this is kinda fascinating. Human beings love change, experimentation and something new, right? Well… it turns out that we may be even more creatures of habit than we care to admit. Candidly, I’ll default to music I know in the car instead of seeking out something new that I have never heard before. You? Plus, think about the implications of this research on how brands market and advertise their respective businesses." (Mitch for Alistair).
- Today’s Most Innovative Company: Bookvibe Finds Your Next Book Recommendation On Twitter – Fast Company. "This sounded very cool and made me very hopeful. I signed up and it’s not really delivering what I had hoped for. In theory, this program will scour your friends on Twitter and help you discover books that you may be interested in. I could see this being great for many other areas of interest as well. Let’s hope someone really nails this type of utility." (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.