I’ve been thinking about this and reading more as it continues to unfold, and so much about this is unsettling. I haven’t completely formed my opinions on it yet, but this probably isn’t the last I’ll be writing about it… especially how social media has played an ugly role in the situation overall, on a host of angles. It’s disheartening.
Pusher Love Girl by Justin Timberlake: Listen and dance about. It’s a Friday thing.
Tavi Gevinson’s TEDxTeen talk:
I’m enamored with her presence and her acknowledgement that the point isn’t to have all of the answers all the time.
Chris Brogan’s Medium post about balancing entrepreneurship with depression & self-care: It seems the version that’s up now is different from the one I read yesterday, but I’m still happy it’s being talked about. Thank you, Chris.
Passbook: Filing this one under “I finally get it.” It seemed like the mobile app for ticketing and loyalty cards was ahead of its time and not super useful to me until recently. I’ve used it this past month for my American Airlines boarding passes, and some Eventbrite events at SXSW. I get it now.
This video is the first thing I show when I give talks on Foursquare these days. I’m still surprised by how many people doubt the power of check-in data or worse dismiss Foursquare as just “mayors and badges”.
When I can show them NYC and Tokyo lighting up and explain that every city around the world pulses like this every minute of every day, well, that’s when they usually start to get it. :)
ps: 3,000,000,000 check-ins 30,000,000 users 50,000,000 places 40,000 API developers