“Just as smartphones revolutionized how we avoid talking to each other and food trucks changed our tolerance for eating while standing on the street, the emergence of data science as a vehicle for expression is going to radically change how we create. It gives us a new way to tell the story of the world around us. Even if it’s just to find out how racist our current location is.”— Baratunde Thurston
“Networks that make engagement on the go easy—especially visual platforms like Instagram—are at a significant advantage (Instagram, in fact, already has more mobile users than Twitter).”— Ryan Holmes, “The Can’t-Miss Social Media Trends For 2013”
“When you’re manic, you get more things done, but you also get more and wider ideas. And the more ideas you have, the more creative you are.”— Simon Kyaga in “Does Creativity Come With A Price? New Insight On Creatives And Mental Illness”
“If it’s not SSL, you’re screwed.”— Cyber Monday tip: We’ve been told for years that on any site that’s requesting your credit card number, you should be absolutely sure you see HTTPS in the browser bar and a padlock icon in the browser, yet millions of people continue to be taken in by this simple scam. Beyond the risk of someone “eavesdropping” on your sensitive information, the lack of SSL is a sure sign that you’re not dealing with a reputable store. Adding SSL to a site can cost as little as $10 and has been de rigueur for almost fifteen years, so any site lacking this basic protection is a huge red flag (but because it’s only $10, the presence of that padlock doesn’t mean very much by itself).