We have this debate in America that is almost a theoretical debate about the...– Fareed Zakaria, on the relationship between government and innovation. [complete interview here] (via nprfreshair)
laughingsquid: Forehead Tittaes, Prosthetic Breasts Spoof Ad Encouraging Eye Contact
Plant a New Language in Your Mind - Technology... →
smarterplanet: A Web app tailors language learning to your ability, and turns the experience into a game. A world memory champion and a neuroscientist have joined forces to create a language-learning website called Memrise, which combines mnemonic tricks with a game to help users learn quickly and efficiently. Its carefully paced learning structure and competitive points system, the app’s...
Education and raises →
David Leonhardt reports (longer version of the argument here): The Hamilton researchers — Michael Greenstone and Mr. Looney — also offer a chart on lifetime earnings, which shows that a big…
Stowe Boyd: It's Betweenness That Matters, Not... →
Let me explain, before you think I have been gargling alphabet soup. Recent research suggests that the most important people in social networks, relative to actually transmitting ideas, viruses, or moods, might not be the folks with the most followers, but instead might be people that are…
Well, Hitwise has leveraged its data sets and shown that 1 Facebook fan is...– 1 Facebook fan is worth 20 website visits - TNW Facebook (via mediafuturist)
Woman Dies At Her Own Funeral [Scary] →
Like something out of a Sam Raimi movie or a really dark version of Tom Sawyer, a Russian woman who was declared dead after collapsing with chest pains awoke at her own funeral and…
I’m leaving the group for a while. I need to take a break to deal with certain things in my life. I’ve started to feel anxious in the places I’ve felt most comfortable in because of my inability to move on from things. I’m scared because I’m starting to get annoyed with the things I’ve felt passionate about because it reminds me of my inadequacies. I know...
The author, a self-described “niche marketer” who attributes much of his success...– Independent Author Sells 1 Million Ebooks via Amazon (via mediafuturist)
Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter... →
I liked a YouTube video: http://www.ted.com As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended…
Went for an eye checkup
Apparently I need glasses. They said I have Astigmatism. I wasn’t really clear on what to do on the first eye test. They show you this hot air balloon in a field. I thought it was a test to see how long you can stare straight without adjusting your sight. Looking back, I think it was actually to see how fast you can adjust your sight to the image. FUCK! Won’t be getting the...
What does the journalism future look like? →
futurejournalismproject: A Pulitzer Prize-winning tweet is inevitable.