A Facebook of the Future: Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg Show Us Their New Content, New Algorithms, and New Alliances [http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2013/05/facebook-future-mark-zuckerberg-sheryl-sandberg] : The best article about Facebook I’ve read in a long time – an excellent summary of recent history there.
The Power of Swarms Can Help Us Fight Cancer, Understand the Brain, and Predict the Future [http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/03/powers-of-swarms/all/]: > In the 1980s cognitive scientists began to posit that human cognition itself is an emergent process. In your brain, this thinking goes, different sets of
Killing Home Working [http://socialoptic.com/2013/03/killing-home-working/]: > If someone smart makes (what looks like) a dumb decision, then they probably know something you don’t. There is, of course, a chance that you know something they don’t, but the further away from the situation you are, the
You don’t want experts. You want jacks-of-all-trades [http://pandodaily.com/2013/03/22/you-dont-want-experts-you-want-jacks-of-all-trades/] : I feel like this is one of those things that’s easy to say when you happen to be a generalist. The fact is, people are either specialists or mediocre generalists. Or worse… Mediocre specialists.
Why Bitcoin poses an interesting ethical conundrum for journalists paidContent [http://paidcontent.org/2013/03/22/why-bitcoin-poses-an-interesting-ethical-conundrum-for-journalists/] : “What are the ethics of writing about Bitcoin if you’ve bought some?” – David Meyer Kind of says this in the article but I think buying a small amount and declaring it is
“why not offer an alternative cut back version of Google results that shows fewer ads and reminds the user why they fell in love with the search engine in the first place?” – Google Zero: the answer to the backlash | MaxTB.com [https://www.maxtb.com/2012/06/17/google-zero-the-answer-to-the-backlash/] I
“Bioshock Infinite: How long should an NPC look at a boat?” – Breathing life into BioShock Infinite • Eurogamer.net [http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-03-30-building-cities-in-the-sky] I’ve a feeling one day we’ll look back on these years as a fascinating, pioneering phase of games meeting their mainstream stride. Insights like
“This is “brand journalism”.” – 16 tapirs who think your attitude to “sponsored content” sucks [http://martinbelam.com/2013/16-tapirs-who-think-your-attitude-to-sponsored-content-sucks/] Honestly, ask yourself, if you were a reader enthusiastic about outdoor pursuits, which information source is actually giving you the best content? The one-off piece by the inquisitive journalist, or the
“Tracked changes: ‘adding value’ by glancing at your first draft and making it significantly worse by randomly changing bits” – IDG Connect Martin Veitch – The Travesty of ‘Track Changes’ [http://www.idgconnect.com/blog-abstract/849/martin-veitch-global-the-travesty-track-changes] A nice summary — I prefer the Google Drive approach which shows a full revision history.