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 rectangle behind you – The movie premiere – Marcin Wichary. “If you like open source and hackery, I think you’ll be a fan of running a movie theatre with HTML5.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- The Women! They’re Using Gadgets and Having Sex! – Slate. “Unless you’ve been living in a cave recently, you’ve heard that Ashley Madison, a dating site for married people, was hacked. Or maybe you’re just hiding in that cave. Either way, it’s making for fascinating political and moral hay. But as Amanda Hess observes, this is part of an ongoing freakout we have about morality and technology, particularly when women start using it.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- The Teletubbies perform ‘I Fink U Freeky’ by Die Antwoord. “Teletubbies. Die Antwoord. No need to say much more. (PS, see this for the original video).” (Hugh for Alistair).
- How to Age Gracefully – CBC Wiretap. “The great Jonathan Goldstein is putting an end to CBC Radio’s Wiretap, a kind of demented Canadian, This American Life (or something). Here’s a parting video, that is pretty moving.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress – Harvard Business Review. “Have you ever gone into a meeting with the feeling of ‘we’ve got this… no problem,’ only to be dragged down by one (or several) team members who are overly-stressed or anxious and projecting their emotions into the meeting. Sure you have. This probably happens on a daily basis. Why do we let it drag us down? Is there something that we can do to avoid secondhand stress? I never thought about it… until now.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- How Podcasts Have Changed in Ten Years: By the Numbers – Josh Morgan. “It seems like ages ago. I first met Hugh because of our mutual interest in podcasting. It’s been over a decade. Things have changed. I’m not sure if Hugh and I think it’s for the better, because we’re both indie-at-heart, and loved how podcasting ushered in a new era of experimenting with audio. Podcasting sounds a little-too-much like radio, if you ask me. Still, it’s an evolving media channel… and I love it dearly. Here’s how it’s doing.” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.