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:
- What My Hearing Aid Taught Me About the Future of Wearables – The Atlantic. “This week I’m at Strata, O’Reilly‘s conference on big data, data science, and ultimately, deciding better. The amount of machine data that we’re making as a species is astonishing — it’s like we realized we can instrument everything online, and now we’re furiously making everything else measurable. Some people have been wearing digital devices for far longer, though, and we can learn lots from them.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- The Experience of Resonance – How To Create Vibrant Conversations – E-180. “A surprisingly good piece on what makes conversations — the ones where you feel like you really connect — work.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Architects I work for just gave the best reactions I’ve ever seen in person – Reddit. “Architect intern feeds 3D model into virtual reality glasses, blows away everyone.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Hard Truths: Law Enforcement And Race – FBI. “It’s been a rough time for relations between police forces and various non-white communities in the US. FBI director James B. Comey tackles the issue head-on.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- The Shape of Things To Come – The New Yorker. “I tend to shy away from articles that have been making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook. This is one of them. It’s a massive read (close to 17,000 words) on Sir Jonathan Ive from Apple. It’s a pretty incredible read about design, lifestyle, success and what the future holds for Apple (a trillion dollar company, the world’s largest watch company and a luxury brand). I’m actually sharing it here – for you – because I have a feeling that it got shared by a lot more people than those that actually took the time to read it… and think about it. It’s worth it.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Teddy Roosevelt’s 10 Rules For Reading - Farnam Street. “There are lots of articles online about how to write. There are lots of articles online about how to present. What about some great articles on how to read? We skim. We glance. We share. We read bits in busy places. That’s not real reading (right, Hugh?). I think reading is quickly become a long lost art form. Here’s what Teddy Roosevelt feels about it. I agree with his wisdom. And, while I’m at it, Farnam Street is an amazing newsletter to sign up for.” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.