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- Video of the Week
TV reporter quits on-air, reveals herself as owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club
- Ten Stories We Have Enjoyed This Week
26th September 2014
2) Very interesting piece from (friend of @digital_filter) @neilperkin Buzzfeed and the Full Stack Startup, which talks about media companies starting from scratch in the digital space , compared to legacy organisations who are ( still ) seeking to transfer successfully.
So Buzzfeed is a media company in the same way that Netflix is a streaming movie company, or Uber a taxi company, or Tesla a car company. They have technology at their core.Buzzfeed has followed the classic path of disruptive technologies – coming in at the low end of the market, being initially dismissed by many as insignificant, but then moving steadily up market. BuzzFeed now reaches over 150 million people each month, is forecast to generate triple digit millions in revenues this year, and is consistently profitable. We under-estimate newcomers like this at our peril.
3) Apple seems to be coming under pressure with ‘Bendgate’ – the assertion (mostly by its competitors) that the iPhone 6 can bend if left in one’s back pocket overly long.
According to Wired it’s not a really a problem (surprise).
……and for those who are old enough to remember….. Here is a farewell to the iPod Classic. Now that was one sturdy piece of kit you’d have had trouble bending.
4) The Solace of Oblivion – Interesting piece from The New Yorker on the pressures facing Google to delete content , following the recent ruling by the European Supreme Court. So far they have deleted 30,000 pieces of content – under half the total number requested.
6) This looks great – The Art of The Brick, in Brick Lane – Put down your toys and go check out Nathan Sawaya’s toys instead. The global sensation The Art of the Brick exhibition is finally making an appearance in London, on Brick Lane. Works ranging from a Lego Mona Lisa to a six metre long T-Rex skeleton are playful, identifiable and impressive. Once done touring the exhibition, exit through the workshop space and create your own.
7) Seven ways to get more from your Creativity Training. Some very wise words from the gang at @uppingyourelvis (friends of @digital_filter). Here, in short, they are – – Knock Creativity off its pedestal, Innoculate, Who’s the Messenger, Being vs. Doing , One Hit Wonder, One size does not fit all and Make it Fun !
8) The little known story of how the wonderful Shawshank Redemption became one of the most beloved films of all time. ….and here are eleven of the best quotes from the film.
From WSJ , an easy and engaging set of infographics – What is Alibaba ?Alibaba is China’s – and by some measures, the world’s -biggest online commerce company. Its three main sites – Taobao, Tmall and Alibaba.com – have hundreds of millions of users, and host millions of merchants and businesses. Alibaba handles more business than any other e-commerce company.
10) Something for the Weekend? Oh go on, here you are….
So Scotland has voted against independence. Apart from the ‘No’ campaigners, the other big winners were the bookies.
Latest Blog Posts
- A Street Wisdom Adventure in Marylebone
9th Sept 2014
I ran a #street_wisdom adventure ( http://www.streetwisdom.org ) with the very wonderful people from Future Publishing, this week
We spent some relaxing and contemplative time in a few peaceful residential streets east of Marylebone station and west of Gloucester Place
We had a whole range of questions for the street, such as –
What can be my new hobby? Should I move into town or out to the country? How can I get out of the rat race and follow my passion? I’d like to move my family to a warm climate – how can I make this real? I’m stuck in a bit of a rut and would like to bring my dream to life? I’d like to get even more happiness in my life
- Is the Web really making us Weird?
A recent piece in Techcrunch – The Great Fragmentation – We Are All Weirdos Now by Jon Evans http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/12/the-great-fragmentation-we-are-all-weirdos-now/ got me thinking ( once again) about the impact of the web on society as a whole and cultural diversity, in particular
- The Key to Creativity – Behaviours first, People second
Finding the best ingredients for successful creative thinking, is an important subject and one I’ve pondered before, most recently in the blog post – Isolation or Distraction? Which is better for the Creative process? http://www.thedigitalfilter.com/isolation-distraction-better-creative-process/
- Isolation or Distraction? Which is better for the Creative process?
The traditional image of the productive and creative thinker is one who takes time to contemplate and consider a problem independently and at length.