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:
- For The Sake Of The Country, Here Are Some Politically Neutral Meerkat Facts - The New Yorker. "As I write this, the last breath of partisan hope exhales across North America as the electoral college confirms the president-elect. So, I appreciated this nonpartisan news." (Alistair for Hugh).
- Masturbation, penis size, rough sex: What Indians ask doctors online since no one will tell them at home - Quartz. "No, Mitch, I didn't just choose this for the potty-mouthed headline. It's a fascinating piece for two reasons. First, anything done in India is done at massive scale; their young, connected population is forcing the government to tackle serious civic challenges. And second, anonymity is a great way to find out what really worries people. In that vein, the thrust of this article is thrilling. Ahem." (Alistair for Mitch.)
- Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open? - Scientific American. "The year 2016 shook my understanding of the fundamental laws of the (political) universe. Looks like physics might be shaking too." (Hugh for Alistair).
- Ikea to teenagers: stop hiding in closets until closing and then having illegal "sleepovers" in our stores - BoingBoing. "It is very hard for me to find links to things I have read that don't rhyme with 'Ump.' But, I got a kick out of this." (Hugh for Mitch).
- Scientists fired lasers at antimatter in an experiment that probes the deepest human question: why are we here? - Quartz. "I, literally, did a LOL when I read the headline. It's such a human thing. 'How does this work?' 'I dunno.' 'Let's try to blow it up!' Well, it may not be that stupid of an idea after all. 'Called the ALPHA experiment, it involves firing a laser at some atoms of antihydrogen to see if they behave the same way as normal, ordinary matter. And so far, it looks like it does. The problem with that is if matter and antimatter act that way, we shouldn't be here.' Whoa." (Mitch for Alistair).
- 41 Epic Sites With Breathtaking Stock Photos You Can Use For Free - Thomas Oppong - Medium. "'Tis the season, so here's a little gift. We all know how bad most presentations still are. Here's my hard, fast and easy rule for better presentations: skip the text. Learn/know your content and use visuals to reinforce the words that are coming out of your mouth. The closer you can make it into a story and not a 'data puke' (as my buddy, Avinash Kaushik, calls it), the better it will go. The problem, of course, is that images can be hard to find, and you want to use them legally. Well, here's some great solutions for you... and they're all free. My personal favourite is Unsplash. Enjoy!" (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.