Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #343

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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: 

  • Dronestagram. “I learned about this social network for drone photos via The Washington Post. As cheap footage from anywhere becomes ubiquitous, we’ll see the world in new ways (and have fewer secrets to hide).” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • Whirlwind POV Tokyo tour with BMXer Nigel Sylvester – BoingBoing. “I want to have this guy’s balance and travel schedule for a few days. Talk about a frenetic way to see a city. I’m also encountering this first-person popup view in the wild more and more, possibly an outgrowth of Twitch and VR. Watch it in full-screen with the sound up.” (Alistair for Mitch).
  • Quantifying the Cost of Sprawl – The Atlantic’s CityLab. “I’m a little bit skeptical of some of the units used to compare things here (is tax revenue/acre a useful number?). Still, the more data we can get, the better our decisions ought to be… and sprawl vs. compact development seems like a critical urban planning/policy issue for the coming years.” (Hugh for Alistair).
  • Republicans want to fight climate change, but fossil-fuel bullies won’t let them – The Washington Post“OK, so this isn’t about Trump, exactly, so I’m not sending a link about Trump, OK? But, climate change is probably humanity’s greatest threat (or nukes are, I’m not sure). But anyway, turns out all those policymakers who don’t believe in the science of climate change, actually do believe in the science of climate change, they just can’t say anything about it.” (Hugh for Mitch).  
  • CES 2017: The Dawn Of The Third Connected Era – MediaPost. “One of the most underrated thinkers when it comes to advertising, marketing and technology is Rishad Tobaccowala. If you’re in the advertising agency business, you should know who he is. If you’re in business, you should pay attention to him. He’s one of the senior leaders at Publicis. More importantly, he knows (better than most) how to take disruption, technology and business and codify it so that we can all think and grow with more clarity. Here’s his take on CES.” (Mitch for Alistair).
  • Moby Lets You Download 4 Hours of Ambient Music to Help You Sleep, Meditate, Do Yoga & Not Panic – Open Culture. “Hugh, please. For the sake of everyone. It’s enough with the politics. Deep breaths. Deeper sleeps. Calm. Control. And, yes, I may be projecting here. This has been downloaded.” (Mitch for Hugh).

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