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 case of the disappearing teaspoons: longitudinal cohort study of the displacement of teaspoons in an Australian research institute - US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. “As any of my family will tell you, I can take things a bit far. But I’ve never been so passive-aggressive that I’ve turned the frequent theft of teaspoons into a formal research paper published in a respected journal (the National Center for Biotechnology Information). Apparently, someone did. And they know exactly how fast teaspoons leave their shared kitchen. Hardcore.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Celeste Boursier-Mougenot at London’s Barbican – The Wire Magazine. “This installation by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot takes dozens of birds, and a variety of stringed instruments, and makes music from them. The video shows the installation at the Barbican, but it’s in Montreal now. I’m loving how tech, music, and the physical world are being reinvented by interactive artists these days.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- ‘Not even my wife knows’: secret Donald Trump voters speak out. – The Guardian. “Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Hell’s Been Empty – MTV. “Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice – Quartz. “Is it about who you are working with? Is it about what you are working on? It is about how you interact with one another? In this long multi-year study, Google (as Google does) tried to use analytics, research and more to figure out what makes a great team. The results are both surprising and obvious. The question is this: how many businesses will take these results, and actually optimize their teams around it?” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Facebook is eating the world – Columbia Journalism Review. “News publishers have lost controlled over their distribution. It has shifted to social media, and this has given companies like Facebook tremendous control. You may take no issue with this, but consider this: ‘There is a far greater concentration of power in this respect than there ever has been in the past. Networks favour economies of scale, so our careful curation of plurality in media markets such as the UK, disappears at a stroke, and the market dynamics and anti-trust laws the Americans rely on to sort out such anomalies are failing.’ Does this not deserve some kind of public debate and discussion?” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.