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 (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO, Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), 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:
- Mark Ritson: How ‘influencers’ made my arse a work of art – Marketing Week. “Mitch has probably seen this already, so I’m aiming it at Hugh. Not just a takedown of influencer marketing, but an indictment–WITH MATH–that has the author troll them perfectly in a sting operation with his own (photographically altered) butt. Ouch.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Eminem’s ASL interpreter stole the show at Firefly – Mashable. “This makes me happy. I first saw a video slide by on Twitter, and dug in. Turns out lots of artists are putting sign language onstage next to them, and making an effort to include fans of all kinds. But Holly Maniatty takes it to a whole new level alongside Eminem. Good trend; fun to watch. She’s even had her signing mistaken for dancing.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things review – how capitalism works – The Guardian. “Worth a read for the opening sentence alone.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra interviewed during his 1987 obscenity trial – Boing Boing. “This video harks back to a time where we seemed to debate political issues rather than shout them. Maybe this is just nostalgia. It’s also fun to harken back to my youth, seeing Erica Ehm and other MuchMusic (Canada’s MTV) hosts from the 80s with their haircuts.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- Fortnite made $318 million in May — almost $100 million more than any free-to-play game has made in a month – Business Insider. “Yes… everybody who likes video games on the planet is playing and/or talking about Fortnite. It’s a sensation. Still, check out the money behind it. What a staggering display of magnitude. I’m not the first person to say this, but as we look for opening weekends on films or how a television show did in the ratings, we may want to (really) amp up our attention to the video game space. Wowza!” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Disney Imagineering has created autonomous robot stunt doubles – TechCrunch. “I had to read and re-read that headline more than once to really let it sink in. Go ahead… do it. This is pretty mind-blowing in a Westworld kind of way: ‘autonomous, self-correcting aerial performers that make on-the-go corrections to nail high-flying stunts every time. Basically robotic stuntpeople, hence the name.’ Crazy times. Watch the video below.” (Mitch for Hugh).