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:
- How To Read – Robert Heaton. “I read more and more with less and less attention every day. An abundance of information has robbed me of the pleasure of losing myself in a book; I have to keep reminding myself that thinking counts as work and that I’m not being unproductive. But this Robert Heaton piece takes attentive reading to a new level.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Don’t Be A Sucker – US National Archives – YouTube. “Hoo, boy. I watched this piece of American-made, anti-fascist propaganda from the 1940s all the way through. It’s timely to say the least. That the government was funding this kind of content and paying to distribute it 80 years ago is incredibly telling.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- World’s Biggest Carnivorous Plant Catches Whole Sheep! – Way Out West Blow – YouTube. “Don’t ask me how I found this, but it’s hot out, and right now, in this world, it’s nice to spend some time thinking about… the danger to sheep from carnivorous plants.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Academics Gathered to Share Emoji Research, and It Was ?- Wired. “:)” (Hugh for Mitch).
- As mob lynchings fueled by WhatsApp messages sweep India, authorities struggle to combat fake news – The Washington Post. “We’re so busy complaining about fake news, that we often forget about the power of technology, social media, mobile… and what happens when fake messages can turn into real life lynch mobs. What a complete and utter tragedy that our world is not paying even close to enough attention to.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Scholarly publishing is broken. Here’s how to fix it – Aeon. “Sometimes… and this only happens on the rare occasion… you see a headline and think to yourself, ‘I don’t even have to read this, article to know that it will be of high value to Hugh.’ This is one of those moments. As everyone tries to understand how publishing is disrupted by digital, how many are focused on other areas of publishing that matter a lot to our society and culture… like Hugh is?” (Mitch for Hugh).