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 Most Honest And Heartbreaking Reason To Leave Your Front Door Unlocked I've Ever Heard - Upworthy. "What's it like to date when you have crippling OCD? Watch Neil Hilborn tell you." (Alistair for Hugh).
- If Disney Princesses had Instagram... - B For Bel. "BforBel's satirical take on Disney in a social media era was hard to miss last week, but just in case, here it is. One can only hope they have Tumblr accounts too." (Alistair for Mitch).
- The Middle East Explained in One Letter - Buzzfeed. "Who can keep track of what's going on in the Middle East? Here's a quick primer, so you know what's what." (Hugh for Alistair).
- Writers should take a year off, and give us all a break - The Guardian. "Colin Robinson, publisher of O/R Books, has a radical idea for all of us who think we have a book in us: don't write it. In the age of self-publishing, what if would-be best-selling authors took a year-long book-writing holiday?" (Hugh for Mitch).
- First 'Mind Meld' To Link Human Brains - Futurity. "When we think about Star Trek and all of the technology we have in our homes that was once science fiction, I'm guessing you never thought that the Vulcan mind meld was something that could become a reality. Well, it has..." (Mitch for Alistair).
- 14 Writers Handwrite Their Writing Advice on Their Hands - Between Letters. "I once knew a photographer who loved taking pictures of hands. They said that hands were the gateway to the soul... not the eyes. I always remembered that sentiment. If that photographer was, indeed, right, then this little piece of visual beauty is insight into the soul of some people that we would consider masters of the written word. These people use their hands (and other parts of their anatomy) to create the words that move us. Now, they've written on their hands the best piece of writing advice that they have to offer. Awesome." (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.