February 22, 2014 9:57 AM
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:
- One-Percent Jokes and Plutocrats in Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society - New York Magazine. "You may have heard about the Goldman Sachs Elevator and some of the terrible/funny/terribly funny things that get said. Turns out rich bankers have their own Fraternity, too. Behind the scenes at the point-zero-zero-one-percent party, from someone who was there." (Alistair for Hugh).
- Facebook's Valentine's Day Present. "We're leaving a digital breadcrumb trail behind us, and social networks are there to catch it. What happens when we enter a relationship? You can thank Facebook for telling you just how much less interesting you become, in a series of five posts that show everything from religion, to age, to duration, and all the way to breakups." (Alistair for Mitch).
- Quantified Self: The algorithm of life - Prospect Magazine. "Does tracking every movement mean we are so preoccupied with measuring that we stop living?" (Hugh for Alistair).
- Newspapers: still the most important medium for understanding the world - New Statesman. "A couple of new books are on the market, looking at the history of the 'news', and its role in our culture down through the ages." (Hugh for Mitch).
- The Powerlessness Of Positive Thinking - The New Yorker. "This is a fascinating piece from my friend Adam Alter (who also penned the brilliant business book, Drunk Tank Pink). Does positive thinking work? Can simply hoping for the best actually bring out a great result? It could well be that the more positive thinking that you're doing, the worse off things could get. Sounds crazy? Take a read... but be positive about it, dammit! ;)" (Mitch for Alistair).
- 14 Podcasts to Help You Forget About Your Crummy Commute - Mashable. "I love podcasts. I know that you do too. Typically when I see a linkbaity blog title like this one, it makes my eyes roll. In this case, there were more than a few that I had never heard of, that seem like fun listens. It also reminded me that Hugh and I first became close friends in the early days of podcasting and PodCamp. Now, it seems like everyone has a podcast, doesn't it?" (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.