‘Twitter is making me dumber’ →
Dave Caolo, furthering the ridiculous claim that Twitter makes you dumber: Reading tweets is like a car ride with someone who’s just slammed an 8 ball. We bounce between unrelated thoughts, ideas, conversations, suggestions, requests, etc. in a matter of seconds. There’s no time to give anything a moment’s contemplation. This feels like more an issue with how the medium is used, rather than...
Here are some of 2012’s new notable Instagrammers…– On the list: celebrities, brands. Not on the list: Talented photographers.
Neven Mrgan's tumbl: We value your opinion →
mrgan: I used to work for a very large survey company. They conduct phone surveys, mail surveys, in-person surveys, and they gather data automatically using various gadgets, apps, and plug-ins. They gather all the data they can from as many sources as they can. Let’s say you’re sitting at home one day…
beige inside: As a semi-professional photographer... →
beigeinside: As a semi-professional photographer who is constantly thinking about the value of his work, the impending changes to the Instagram terms of service, which apparently grant them the right to sell my images, don’t quite sit right. Obviously a service with overhead costs needs to make money to… Listen to him, he is the smart.
There is a digital noise surrounding us, invisible chatter, and we spend time...– Nate Larson, who, together with Marni Shindelman, looks at tweets from trending topics, finds the physical location from where the tweet was posted, and photographs the space. (via couch)
I’ve always thought that one of the the great things about physics is that you...– Randall Munroe’s “What If?” gave me my laugh for the day.
Children of the Stars will be an immersive concert going experience, where you...– The lady and I saw this on Thursday, which I would describe as somewhere between a live performance of a concept album and Rocky Horror. I had other words for this, but it was actually kind of fun.
Marco Arment Introduces ‘The Magazine’ →
Marco’s experimenting with being a publisher. Almost a year ago, we had a lively debate about the word-publication business and what publishers should do. Suffice it to say I am very interested to see what happens here. I’m sure I’ll have more to say about it once I actually dig into Issue 1.
Evening Edition from Mule Design →
jimray: Right now, there’s more “news” than ever before, but it comes in dribs and drabs disguised as news-like updates fed through the same channels as your friends’ baby photos and fart jokes. So we built Evening Edition, a summary of the day’s news, written by a real live journalist, with links to the best reporting in the world. We optimized it for your phone and iPad. It’s perfect for...
As you may know, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been interpreted...– Airline policy on traveling with emotional support horses I am not posting this to belittle anxiety disorders, or the use of service/companion animals to treat them, IN ANY WAY. Anxiety disorders are serious and if the use of miniature horses helps some patients, I think that’s great. I AM...
This new Tumblr app is great, but can you honestly not copy links from the dashboard? Isn’t that absurd?
Adventures in Mis-Mentions →
Don’t tell anyone, but I’m starting a new diversion.
Lena: Because of a girl?
Me: when is anything not because of a girl
L: haha, exactly
It would be creepy if I gave hearts to every one of Sween’s pictures of Beth, right?
100 foods to eat before you die →
lenayue: Found this floating around Facebook. Most people have only tried about 20, I’ve had 40. This seems like kind of a strange list, but I’ll play along. 1. Abalone 2. Absinthe 3. Alligator 4. Baba Ghanoush 5. Bagel and lox 6. Baklava 7. Barbecue ribs 8. Bellini 9. Bird’s Nest Soup … This is a great list. I’m somewhere north of 60, I think.