Part 1: For the day job
Things to think about:
- A mile wide, an inch deep – Ev Williams (defensively) saying to trust gut more than misleading metrics
- 15 years later, lessons from the failed AOL-Time Warner merger – in essence, check your assumptions
- Why sports fans are sports fans
- Facebook is the new AOL
- Millennials Value Netflix More Than Broadcast or Cable, Study Finds
- I’m all caught up! – on keeping up with the conversation
- Average Is Over: Why The Skills Required For Great Jobs Are Changing
- Media criticism when everyone is a critic – a reading list to refer back to
- Geeks Bearing Gifts is a “book” Jeff Jarvis is publishing via Medium – the latest entry is Reinventing TV News
- Responsive logos – resize your browser window to see them change
- 25 technology trends from CES
- What Business Word Will Take Off in 2015?
- A Teenager’s View on Social Media – plus part 2, and a good response suggesting one teenager doesn’t equate to all
- Big mother is watching you – on the “track everything” revolution
- Dropbox’s Head of Design on the Dawn of Personalized Products
- Can a company of brogrammers actually annotate the world? – Genius (formerly Rap Genius) have hired the New Yorker’s music critic to try
- A Breakdown and Analysis of the December, 2014 Sony Hack – extremely detailed
- The Rise Of The Black British Actor In America
- How Lego became the Apple of toys
Part 2: For the lunch-break
Things to play with/watch:
- Real-time face-tracking and projection mapping
- DJ QBert’s new vinyl release includes conductive-ink controller
- This Is The Video CNN Will Play When The World Ends
- Cure kid swearing on Christmas
- Pink Project – B.Project – an early mash-up, and contender for best-ever
Things to look at/read:
- If 2015’s Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth
- The 22 Most Painfully Awkward Things That Have Ever Happened On TV
- 41 Things That Will Make You Grin Like An Absolute Fool
- Man recreates celebrity poses – photoshop may be involved
- The best of #foxnewsfacts
- Parents and texting
- A Breeder Apart: Farmers Say Goodbye to the Bull Who Sired 500,000 Offspring
- BATDOG & Robin Defeat the Burglar!
- Kibo can’t even
- Dog smashes into child – immediately regrets decision
- Seattle dog rides public bus to dog park, with or without his owner
- Cat “licks” the sound of tape
- 19 Dogs Who Have No Idea What They’re Doing
- 39 Overly Adorable Kittens To Brighten Your Day
This week on Tumblr:
Tweets of the week:
- Worst French actor’s name ever.
- All the gym bunnies moaning about the newbies. Get over yourselves. You didn’t see us moaning when you came to use our pubs in December.
- Wow, 3D printers have really come a long way.
- Hands down best police Facebook status ever. Via @ScillySergeant
- If only @Tesco could get some hotshot copywriter to work out how these two signs could possibly be combined into one.
- How to design the front of a record store.
- You should probably be asleep. I’ve created a “Choose You Own Adventure” on Twitter. Start here ➡ @wnd_go Pleasant dreams.
Part 3: For the weekend
- Why 2015 won’t suck – 39 reasons, including why ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ is 2015’s ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- Caribou has created a 1,000 song “mixtape” on YouTube
Longer pop culture articles:
- Thug: A Life of Caravaggio in Sixty-Nine Paragraphs – and Steven Seagal in 32 sub-headings
- The Henry Ford of books
- A certain rebellion – on Sleater-Kinney’s return
- Roberto Saviano: My life under armed guard
- The Broad Strokes – on the creators of Broad City, which went from web-series to Comedy Central success
- How Britain Exported Next-Generation Surveillance
- Replacing meat with plant-based substitutes