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 Two-Minute Game that Reveals How People Perceive You - Harvard Business Review. "This sounds like a HuffPo fluff-piece, but it's actually research from Harvard associate professor, Michael Norton. I won't spoil the twist for you; play it and see what happens. And when you're done (if you're in the US) watch this clip from Amy Schumer, which is a pretty accurate depiction of the dynamic Norton refers to." (Alistair for Hugh).
- Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' App Raises Privacy Issues, Turns Off Some Users (Including Killer Mike) - Billboard. "If an album is an app, and its terms of service leave listeners wide open, is the future of music data mining? Billboard seems to think so." (Alistair for Mitch).
- api.gduverger.com. "Alistair talks a lot about the 'quantified self,' a movement to use various apps and devices capture and analyze data about yourself: your sleep habits, caloric intake, distance walked each day, etc. Ex-Montrealer, Georges Duverger, takes that notion to the next level, and has built (or at least floated the idea of building) an API (application programming interface) for the data he is capturing about himself, to allow other developers to build applications around his data." (Hugh for Alistair).
- Bob Mazzer On The Tube - Spatialfields Life. "Remember the 80s? In England? Here's a collection from photographer Bob Mazer of pics taken on the Tube in London from way back before anyone even knew what a browser was." (Hugh for Mitch).
- Forget The Science -- Here's A Fun Sociological Explanation For Why We Haven't Discovered Alien Life Yet - Business Insider. "In short: maybe they're just not that into you." (Mitch for Alistair).
- The End: Barnes & Noble in Silicon Valley - Bloomberg BusinessWeek. "There's a lesson here. I just don't know what it is. Barnes & Noble does their best not to wind up like Borders. What happened? Well, they went 'digital'... but they're not Google or Amazon or Apple. Change is hard. Completely reinventing yourself when your company is that big is next to impossible. Whatever happens next, I'll be sad if their physical stores disappear. Regardless of how I read books (on my iPhone with the Kindle app), I still don't want to see this brand go away. Love their massive stores." (Mitch for Hugh).
Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it.