…the unit cost of intermediation is higher today than it was a century ago, and...
Sandberg may mean well, and she may be setting up a run for national office. But...– Maureen Dowd, in Pompom Girl for Feminism, pushes back on Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. (via stoweboyd)
Instagram profiles: the social image →
The system that breaks is not the system that... →
Arctic sea ice shrinks to smallest extent ever... →
climateadaptation: kateoplis: Satellite images show that the rapid summer melt has reduced the area of frozen sea to less than 3.5 million square kilometres this week – less than half the area typically occupied four decades ago. One example why this matters - record heating bills and (an expected) spike in CO2 emissions for 2013: Canadian scientists said this week that the record melt this...
Profiles in One for One: Dr. Mariano
toms: Profiles in One for One: Dr. Mariano Yee, founder of Visualiza Eye Care Center After wrapping up his studies in ophthalmology in 2002, Dr. Mariano Yee founded the Visualiza Eye Care System with the help of his brother, Nicolás, and his wife, Kimberly, to provide high-quality eye care in Guatemala City. Moved by Guatemalan’s in need of eye care, but unable to access or afford it, Dr....
Under The Influence Of Klout
parislemon: As an outsider, my view of Klout has mainly been a bit of fascination about why it pisses some people off so much. I’ve been in conversations where it gets brought up and someone will visibly cringe. As best I can tell, at a fundamental level, it boils down to this: People don’t like to be ranked — unless they have a high ranking. But if the ranking is too high, it’s better to...
Underpaid Genius: Gaming The System: Unsnarling... →
underpaidgenius: How can we diminish traffic congestion? Turns out that adding more roads can paradoxically increase traffic, so that’s not reliable. What about charging higher tolls on highways during peak commute times? Well, that requires legislation, which — as Bloomberg discovered in New York — may be…
Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook... →
futuristgerd: where is this going???
Stowe Boyd: Why Yammer Deal Makes Sense →
stoweboyd: Yammer has agreed to a $1.2B acquisition by Microsoft, as was rumored yesterday. The work media, or enterprise social networks, marketplace is exploding. In December, Forester forecasted that work media will grow at a compound annual rate of 61% through 2016, reaching a market size of $6.4…
First Lady Joins Pinterest →
Psychoanalyst Says Western Society Is Sick And... →
“…leaders responded by manic, omnipotent and triumphant attempts to prove the superiority of their economies in relation to the vulnerabilities thrown up by these ruptures.”
PROSPECTUS FOR SILICON VALLEY’S NEXT HOT TECH IPO,... →
No Joke, subways obey emergent laws as they grow →
DEAR HENRY BLODGET: Don't Mean To Be Rude, But...
parislemon: Gotta love Henry Blodget. About once a week he busts out the caps lock key to draw attention to his latest rant. The best ones include some variation of the wording “don’t mean to be rude” in the title. The only problem is that often these missives are misguided, or flat-out wrong. Back in October, Blodget wrote the following story: ATTENTION APPLE FANS: Samsung Blowing Past Apple...
Drones Will Be Admitted to Standard US Airspace By... →
infoneer-pulse: The skies are going to look very different pretty soon, and it’s been a long time coming. Congress finally passed a spending bill for the Federal Aviation Administration, allocating $63.4 billion for modernizing the country’s air traffic control systems and expanding airspace for unmanned planes within three and a half years. By Sept. 30, 2015, drones will have to have access...
California Housing Market Braces for Facebook... →
courtenaybird: When Ken DeLeon, a Silicon Valley real estate agent, recently sold an 8,000-square-foot house to a Facebook employee, he said, the movers showed up at the client’s old 1,000-square-foot home and asked, “Did you win the lottery?” …Mr. DeLeon said he already had plans to market to Facebook employees. One strategy: he intends to buy ads on Facebook. “It’s amazing how you can target...