In 2009, more data will be generated by individuals than in the entire history...– Andreas Weigend via davidkaneda: roomthily: infothesis
If you’re not proud of where you work, go work somewhere else.– Seth (I worked with Seth. And I’m damn proud of it!)
Except for NJ, the states with the highest rates of physical inactivity also...– The Sedentary American: HarvardBusiness.org I live in NJ. I’d like to think my 40 lb. deficit (accdg to normal BMI calculations) helped offset NJ’s obesity ranking :-/
Barnes & Noble Now Offering Free Wi-fi: Lifehacker →
Ooh a mayorship awaits me! (via mdfsmash)
Two Unicycles != Bicycle (or Segway)
Interesting. Two great posts that mention unicycles from Seth’s Blog: The reason riding a unicycle is difficult and Paul Graham: The Trouble with the Segway.
Bar Room at the Modern Fully Booked– …but I managed to get reservations for #NYCRW. Rock! NYMag
Foursquare’s First Town Holler, “Foursquares”, and... →
naveen: It reminded me of Paul Graham’s quote that I love: “Better to make a few users love you than a lot ambivalent.” Foursquare is a great example of that quote in action. Will try to make the next Town Holler — but it’s hard to get away at the drop of a hat when you’re mayor of 46 venues ;-)
RIP Merce Cunningham — NYT →
Insisting on a 50-50 split…pressure women to take jobs they don’t want or...– via
Am I the only one distracted by apostrophes and weird “quoting”?– via Seth (No, Seth, they give me pause too. *shivers*)
2 Things: Social Norms & Puzzles
Two great posts from people who have taught me so much. From Seth’s Blog: Social norms: We interact with people who use the norm we use. We follow or read or hang out with people who use the same social constructs we do…If you’re not attracting the people you want to be attracting online, perhaps you’re not acting the way they do. From Albert Wenger on Using Puzzles in...
HowStuffWorks: Money Laundering Basics →
Placement - At this stage, the launderer inserts the dirty money into a legitimate financial institution. This is often in the form of cash bank deposits. This is the riskiest stage of the laundering process because large amounts of cash are pretty conspicuous, and banks are required to report high-value transactions. Layering - Layering involves sending the money through various financial...
FB allows 3rd parties to use your photos
Facebook has agreed to let a 3rd party advertiser use your posted pictures without your permission. Click on SETTINGS up where you see the log out link. Select PRIVACY SETTINGS. Select NEWS FEEDS AND WALL. Select the tab that reads FACE BOOK ADS. There is a drop down box, select NO ONE. Save your changes. Pass it on…repost (via Tom Igoe)
Narratives and Communication.
tba: attentionindustry: I gave an impromptu talk last night, at Refresh Events in Toronto. I may have been enticed to the front of the room with the promise of free beer, but in all honesty just watching others speak about their passions, and the lessons and challenges they’ve faced, got me up and talking about the transition I made from studying English Literature, to studying (and now...
Amazon bought Zappos →
marco: We plan to continue to run Zappos the way we have always run Zappos — continuing to do what we believe is best for our brand, our culture, and our business. From a practical point of view, it will be as if we are switching out our current shareholders and board of directors for a new one, even though the technical legal structure may be different. Wow. This is a pretty big deal if you...
A good thing just got better: Andy Baio teams up... →
Momofuku’s Pork Buns, at $9 for two buns=$657,000 yearly gross– NYC’s Highest-Grossing Dishes
Most people’s job is to make money for other[s], not to do good. Corporations...– Dr. Evil
92% of all the business presentations made in the United States are...– via Seth
Does a white background page load faster than a black background page?– IxDA Discussion: Colors and Usability
Your best advocates are always your most active users. So focus on them, make...– The Difference Between Total Users and Active Users
Sunday Routine : Momofuku's David Chang →
soupsoup: Feel less guilty about doing nothing today. I <3 David Chang even more!
The Generation M Manifesto (HBR) →
Despite the fact that I usually hate divisive us-vs.-them diatribes, Umair Haque’s manifesto is actually pretty damn good.
CompuServe shuts down →
Another AOL property bites the dust.
The Best Kids’ Books Ever →
…according to NYT’s Kristof A few of the books are available for free via DailyLit. I compiled the free dailyLit titles into a convenient booklist. What a great time to be a kid! (or a kid at heart!)
Nicole Sullivan’s Object Oriented CSS →
Not sure why it’s just making the rounds now since it first starting getting recognition earlier this year? …It also misuses the term ‘object-oriented’ (thx Brian M.).
The Most Dangerous Sport: Cheerleading– [Bring it…or not] LiveScience
We’re Western girls trying to be Japanese girls, trying to be Western - it...– Japan’s fashion rebellion goes West
Police: Conn. teens mishear sex screams, beat man... →
Ah, the sounds of women’s tennis…