What does the next Flickr look like? →
nabeel: “Flickr isnt doing it for me anymore and it hurts to say that outload.” - bijan Bijan’s post struck a chord, which is really hard for me to talk about too. I’ve been a paid use for many years. Flickr was the first web2 company I fell in love with. It made it easy for average people to share photos publicly and privately, and it built a community that encouraged people to push themselves...
8 Spruce Street will, no doubt, be an outstanding example of the great...– Does Nicolai Ouroussoff understand that a city is more than just a skyline? Classic Naparstek
Media is the connective tissue of society– Clay Shirky from Cognitive Surplus
How to Respond to an Angry E-mail (and Not Let it... →
Agreed. I see this repeatedly. Always better to stop the chain and fix it in person. One thing the article doesn’t mention is that email is also on the record forever.
When opportunities present themselves, take them, even if it’s uncomfortable.– Unschooled » Blog Archive » Live without regrets Another nice one from @nicholasbs
For me, it’d be like running a marathon on a road with 26.2 miles of...– How to Focus - A Healthy Information Diet - InfoVegan.com
To Win, Create Scarcity →
“What’s difficult? Creating beauty is difficult, whether it’s the tangible beauty of a brilliant innovation or the intangible essence of exceptional leadership. Beauty exists in an elegant and novel approach to a problem. Maybe it’s captured in a simple device that works intuitively, reliably, and efficiently or in an effective solution—a “beautiful” solution—to an organizational...
It’s a new kind of volunteerism,’’ Jacob said. “It’s not volunteering your sweat...– Weapons in the battle vs. potholes - The Boston Globe We will be seeing more of this — passive sensing contributing to useful datasets (civic and otherwise). Waze does something similar with mapping and traffic data.
Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders...– Last passage from Steven Johnson’s excellent Where Good Ideas Come From. And probably the last quote I’ll tumbl from it. Also, proof that I finished the book ;) But great advice and something that will definitely stick with me.
Bus Drivers Rely on ‘Data Guys’ to Determine... →
opentransportation: Interesting case study in semi-self organizing transit operations. I like the idea of incentivising drivers to maximize passengers, but it’s clear that the competition can lead to nyc taxi-like aggressiveness.
Showing service changes at a glance
opentransportation: London Underground’s service changes map is brilliant — only closed or delayed lines are shown in color, the rest are gray. Right away, you can if changes are going to affect your trip. (The map is particularly colorful here because it shows a weekend of planned works. A regular weekday would hopefully be less eventful) NYC definitely needs a version of this