Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #254

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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 (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:

  • Form Follows Function. “An amazing gallery of interactive web-based experiences show just how far the ubiquitous browser has come.” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • How To Build A Brand In 5 Days – Fast Company. “If Hilary Clinton doesn’t fire her current team and hire these guys immediately, her leadership is in question.” (Alistair for Mitch).
  • This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind – Bloomberg Business. “A fascinating set of animated graphs showing how long it took for various social changes to get encoded in law, first at the state level, and then finally at the federal level. Interracial marriage took 19 years. Same-sex marriage took about 2 years.” (Hugh for Alistair). 
  • Nobody knows – Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed is doing all sorts of interesting things with their tens of millions. They’ve hired our friend (and my former officemate) Craig Silverman to be the Canadian Bureau Chief in Toronto, and then out of San Francisco, Mat Honan (formerly Wired), is writing existential thought pieces like this. There’s still no shortage of articles like, 27 Trees That Don’t Give A F**k About You Or Anything That You Do, but Buzzfeed has clearly… branched out… well beyond cat listicles.” (Hugh for Mitch).
  • 8 Reasons Successful People Are Choosing to Wear the Same Thing Every Day – Becoming Minimalist. “I can’t tell you how many times this week someone linked me over to this article. I wear black to work. Always. I read this article, and while it’s flattering that people consider me ‘successful,’ my reasoning is a little less glamorous. I’m a metalhead. I used to watch Metallica shred it up in the clubs wearing all black, and them walk the red carpet at the Grammy awards wearing all black. It was a type of color and feeling that just worked in all situations. Very functional. So… I ran with it. I do agree with a lot of the rationales in this article as well. It’s much easier to get dressed or pack in the dark! Still, clothes are just something else that I don’t need to think about… and metal.” (Mitch for Alistair).
  • Why Companies Need Novelists – Fast Company. “We all thought that journalists should spend more time working for brands. Maybe we were aiming too low? How about hiring novelists. You know, the kind of people who can really help a brand to build, tell and share a compelling story.” (Mitch for Hugh).

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