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:
- Are You Lost In The World Like Me - Moby & The Void Pacific Choir. “It’s been an historic week. Many of the changes we’ve seen this electoral cycle, on both sides of the house, come from a social-first world, and the fact that we’re living squarely in an attention economy. Here’s a music video animated by Steve Cutts that sums up how a large part of the world is feeling these days.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- If Satan was a web developer – imgur. “Think your user interface is bad? It could be much worse. This is a bit lightweight as a link, but it cracked me up.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Looking Back with Leonard Cohen – The New Yorker Radio Hour. “I’m only providing one link this week. It’s been too hard to concentrate. Hard to take it all in. Hard to even seek out wisdom, let alone find it. Leonard Cohen died yesterday, yet another sadness to go on to the growing pile of sadnesses and horror we’ve seen in 2016. Listening to Leonard Cohen sing is always soothing; listening to him talk even more so. Maybe that can help, a little. Here’s his last interview, with David Remnick of The New Yorker.” (Hugh for Mitch and Alistair).
- Star Wars Fan Film Hoshino Is About A Blind Jedi And It Is Incredible – Dark Side Of The Force. “This week, I choose happiness, creativity and stuff that will make you smile and (maybe) laugh. As we all nerd out on the upcoming Star Wars movie (Rogue One), check out this fan-made 7-minute epic about a Jedi. Wow. Talk about inspiring creativity. I am blown away. Hoshino for the win!” (Mitch for Alistair).
- The Surreal, Singular Relevance of Blazing Saddles in 2016 – Paste Magazine. “File this under funny things that could never be done in 2016. I can’t believe my parent’s let me watch Mel Brooks movie when I was a little kid. Blazing Saddles was, always, one of my faves. It’s so not PC… which, candidly, is so not like me. This movie was over-the-tip ridiculous… and hilarious. Here’s a great editorial on the film and Brooks. I haven’t seen Blazing Saddles in decades… time to fire it up… if I I/you dare.” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.