Enjoy David Foster Wallace’s“This is water,” while you stumble around the kitchen making your coffee this morning.
“If you think that chipping away at the nominal debt by slashing government programs for people who earn less than 23,000 dollars is going to do a damn thing about this, then you’re delusional or ideological or both,” he tells me. “The best cure for debt is growth.” - Author Mark Blyth”
Virtual Jihad: Chechnya’s Instagram Insurgency
“Chechnyan rebel pictures are posted and traded like baseball cards among members of an underground jihadist subculture.”
Callie Schweitzer, director of Marketing and Communications for Vox Media (which publishes the Verge, SB Nation, and Polygon), prefers to call herself a hybrid between a journalist, a brand strategist, and an audience hacker.
Her tips for becoming a networking guru:
Be genuine. Be well-read. And follow-up.
Here, Schweitzer explains how to use new media to ‘network your way to the top.’
Find out why Apple puts ‘Designed in California’ on its products rather than ‘Built in China.’
“Nobody can do it all and some tasks are best left to the expertise of our more qualified allies. But sometimes it’s tough to recognize the difference between throwing in the towel and calling for backup. Sometimes, our egos just need a reminder that it’s okay to ask for help.”
Alex Bogusky is one of The 10 Most Generous Marketing Geniuses
In 2010, Alex Bogusky surprised the advertising industry by leaving Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
He now works in the social good sector with:
The FearLess Revolution - a nonprofit consultancy.
COMMON -a collaborative network for accelerating social ventures.
MadeMovement - a new agency dedicated to the resurgence in American manufacturing.
The 3 Best Features Of Flickr’s Massive Redesign
Following the announcement of its acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo rolled out a dramatic new redesign of the former photo sharing star Flickr.
Here are three aspects of the new design that are especially smart.
1. Death to thumbnails.
2. Photo first.
3. Terabytes for all.
Officials in New York have determined that Airbnb is illegal, despite efforts by the online firm to persuade the city otherwise. The law violated is the illegal hotel law, which prevents residents from renting out their property for less than 29 days. According to CNET, the law originally meant to prevent landlords from turning residential properties into hotels.
The ruling doesn’t necessarily mean all Airbnb hosts will be cracked down on, as the city only enforces the rule when a complaint is filed.
When Tumblr fans say they’re scared Yahoo will destroy their favorite site, it’s probably because of Flickr. Yahoo acquired the site in 2005 and then neglected it into irrelevance.
At a press event in New York City Monday evening, however, Flickr was an example not of the risks of being acquired by Yahoo, but the benefits.
Each glowing etch on this map represents the path of a tornado tracked in the last 56 years by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
How Coca-Cola Used Vending Machines To Try To Unite The People Of India And Pakistan
Relations between India and Pakistan are marked by many things—and happiness is generally not one of them. But Coca-Cola recently brought people from both nations together—or at least brought citizens of both countries face to face—over vending machines.
No ordinary vending machines, the Small World Machines, created by Coke and Leo Burnett, were equipped with full-length webcams that allowed participants to see each other and interact in real time. They were placed in malls—one in Lahore, Pakistan, the other in New Dehli, India—in March.
As part of its larger mission to associate its product with happiness
“Coke has always been a brand that’s about positivity and optimism, and we’re always talking about how we can provoke just a little bit more happiness in the world, and increasingly we’ve tried to create experiences to actually bring people together in intimate moments of connectivity,” Jantos Tulloch says.
“Telling this story through the lens of India and Pakistan really came from our team on the ground there who knows better than anyone that the people really want more positive connection and more positive communication between them.”
Of all the questions about monetization, advertising, and scale that have surfaced since Yahoo announced its $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, one giant point is getting buried: what to do with Tumblr’s porn?
“The job as we understood it is disappearing.”
On Friday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m. EST senior writer Anya Kamenetz will be moderating a discussion with Glen Hiemstra, founder of Futurist.com, about how work will evolve over the next several decades both in America and globally.
Join us: Simply follow this link to register with Cisco’s WebEx software now, and then sign in on Friday to take part. Bring any questions you might have.