Failing to Filter
70% of all mobile searches result in action within 1 hour. 70% of online searches result in action in one month.

This subway library has posters of books and scannable barcodes—zap ‘em with your phone to get a 10-page preview while you ride!

A cool project proposed by a group of Miami Ad School students. Commuters who scan a book’s title not only can read the first ten pages of that book, but can learn, via near-field communication (NFC) technology, which nearby library has the book. Read more about the idea on Design Taxi here. (zoescaman)

Oooo… Fantastic idea for commuters!!

It’s amazing to see a visualization of the Internet as well as an attempt to quantify it. Plus it’s the Smithsonian! Wheee!

Really enjoyed this article and how M. Filloux didn’t just identify the problems but listed solutions. I just wish he had addressed citizen journalism a bit and how it has both helped and hurt professional journalism - though I suppose that is really its own article.

Ooooo, interesting… thanks for showing me this, @tblanchfield!

I Need to Get on LinkedIn More

Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr are my primary social media outlets. Beyond that, I get a bit overwhelmed, so my LinkedIn account is not quite as robust as these others. 

This might change, as I have been pleasantly surprised with the newsletter LinkedIn sends via email. There are always great articles relating to industries I like to track. It’s usually just 4-5 articles covering a range of topics, often from sources I don’t read regularly (or ever), so it helps me to discover not only news but new sources. If you’re not taking advantage of this ‘Top News’ email, I highly recommend you get on it!

Came across this post bringing up the question of educating children about social media… 

Made me think about how integral the internet and social media have become to our lives, just in the past 5 or 6 years. With cyber-bullying now a hot topic, I would have thought the obvious answer would have been that yes, learning about social media should be a standard part of a child’s education - and not just for safety reasons.

These children will soon be teenagers, then adults, and the sooner they understand the the power of social media and how to use it effectively, the better web communicators they will be. Plus maybe there will be fewer atrocities like ‘selfies’ and silly abbreviations like ‘u r’ and ‘SMH’ on the web. But probably not. 

dashburst:

CHART: What Makes a Good Infographic?
newyorker:


An Internet firm like Netflix producing first-rate content takes us across a psychological line. If Netflix succeeds as a producer, other companies will follow and start taking market share. Maybe Amazon will go beyond its tentative investments and throw a hundred million at a different A-list series, or maybe Hulu will expand its ambitions for original content, or maybe the next great show will come from someone with a YouTube channel. When that happens, the baton passes, and empire falls—and we will see the first fundamental change in the home-entertainment paradigm in decades.

Tim Wu explains why the Netflix-produced series “House of Cards” could be the death of cable television: http://nyr.kr/Wo7J8A

I see this model of TV really taking off. And I am all for it.

newyorker:

An Internet firm like Netflix producing first-rate content takes us across a psychological line. If Netflix succeeds as a producer, other companies will follow and start taking market share. Maybe Amazon will go beyond its tentative investments and throw a hundred million at a different A-list series, or maybe Hulu will expand its ambitions for original content, or maybe the next great show will come from someone with a YouTube channel. When that happens, the baton passes, and empire falls—and we will see the first fundamental change in the home-entertainment paradigm in decades.

Tim Wu explains why the Netflix-produced series “House of Cards” could be the death of cable television: http://nyr.kr/Wo7J8A

I see this model of TV really taking off. And I am all for it.

Love this idea, as I am a verified binge viewer. Just started watching this series…. So far, I’m not sucked in, but I think I could be. Seem to be setting up a lot of plot points for a great  payoff later - we shall see!

I just wonder if this will become a thing. Because it should. My addiction ain’t gonna feed itself, y’all.

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Binge-viewing, empowered by DVD box sets and Netflix subscriptions, has become such a popular way for Americans to watch TV that it is beginning to influence the ways the stories are told and how they are distributed, reports Brian Stelter in Friday’s New York Times.

Interesting stats to go along with the French story

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thenextweb:

“From July to December, Twitter has received the following: Information requests: 1,009 Removal requests: 42 Copyright notices: 3,268 As we reported during the first Transparency Report, Twitter already posts DMCA takedown notices and content withholding requests to the watchdog site Chilling Effects. Compared to its first transparency report, Twitter has received more information (up 160) and removal (up 36) requests in the second half of 2012. However, the number of copyright notices have dropped (from 3,378 to 3,268). The company believes that there will be more government inquiries in the foreseeable future.”

Twitter’s Transparency Report shows 6,646 copyright notices, 1,858 gov’t info requests received in 2012 - The Next Web

Twitter! Free speech! The French! The ambiguous internet makes things really difficult to define and enforce under the law. It should be interesting to see how this case develops…

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A court case in France involving Twitter is another dust-up in the struggle over speech on the Internet, and which countries’ laws prevail.

I don’t even need to read this article. Yes, Dell. Bring the Dell Dude back. Sorted.
thisistheverge:

‘Dell Dude’ wants to save Dell by bringing back the ‘Dell Dude’
Ben Curtis is probably best known as the half baked star of the “Dude, you’re getting a Dell” from the early 2000s. In Curtis’ mind, though, he’s the answer to all of Dell’s problems.

I don’t even need to read this article. Yes, Dell. Bring the Dell Dude back. Sorted.

thisistheverge:

‘Dell Dude’ wants to save Dell by bringing back the ‘Dell Dude’

Ben Curtis is probably best known as the half baked star of the “Dude, you’re getting a Dell” from the early 2000s. In Curtis’ mind, though, he’s the answer to all of Dell’s problems.

Loving this. 
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thisistheverge:

White House announces National Day of Civic Hacking, declares open season on government data
Publicly-available Census or Department of Energy data can be a powerful tool in the right hands, and the White House wants to help get it there. The inaugural National Day of Hacking from June 1st to June 2nd is inviting everyone, regardless of experience to come together and help “liberate open data,” building software that puts the government’s meticulously-compiled facts and figures to good use.

Loving this. 

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thisistheverge:

White House announces National Day of Civic Hacking, declares open season on government data

Publicly-available Census or Department of Energy data can be a powerful tool in the right hands, and the White House wants to help get it there. The inaugural National Day of Hacking from June 1st to June 2nd is inviting everyone, regardless of experience to come together and help “liberate open data,” building software that puts the government’s meticulously-compiled facts and figures to good use.

Interesting (yet unsurprising) stats…
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parislemon:

Whomp! (There it is.)
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Interesting (yet unsurprising) stats…

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parislemon:

Whomp! (There it is.)

[via @waxpancake]