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 Real “No-Go Zone” of France: A Forbidden No Man’s Land Poisoned by War – Messyness Chic. “A couple of links for the most recent Memorial day. First up: Not all of France is pastoral beauty. The Great War left its mark, with a series of abandoned villages and toxic ravines. Not really what you expect to see when you visit. It’s a good post; the whole site is like a takedown of France, and worth browsing.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- The Fallen of World War II – Neil Halloran – Vimeo. “This is an amazing visualization of the toll war places on humanity. It’s a 20-minute video about the second world war, and compares it to the fighting we do today. While we’re busy remembering the fallen, we should know how and why they fell.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Obama’s drone war a ‘recruitment tool’ for Isis, say US air force whistleblowers – The Guardian. “It might be a good idea for us to figure out what is happening with ISIS. Everything is more complicated than you think it is.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- NASA once envisioned life after Earth in these funky floating colonies – Tech Insider. “When can I move there?” (Hugh for Mitch).
- What Is Disruptive Innovation? – Harvard Business Review. “This isn’t just a catchy headline to get you to read it. It’s substantive. It’s deep. It’s smart. So, spend some time with this, before you go shouting from the mountain tops that Uber is one of the most disruptive businesses we have seen in X amount of years. I’m often very cautious to call something ‘disruptive’. After reading this, I hope you will be as well.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Why Advertising Is So Annoying – But Doesn’t Have To Be – The School of Life. “Believe it or not, I actually got into this business to solve this problem. I wish I could tell you that I have been a part of solution and not the problem, but it’s a tough nut to crack. Advertising can be better. Advertising can be great. From this piece: ‘Advertisers need to behave with the sort of dignity and self-respect of people who know they could properly improve the lives of others once they got to know them well.’ Amen.” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.