I just watched this fantastic video from XOXO and took a trip with Justin Hall. Justin’s links site was an early revelation for me as it opened up the web and encouraged my journey online. His talk is quite personal as you might expect and well worth the time to watch, listen and learn.
While I found The Verge’s post interesting and agree with their suggestions the one thing I find missing most of all is sharing INTO G+.
Right now it’s impossible essentially from any 3rd party experience. It’s 100% absent on iOS and possible only from the system share intent on Android which is great, but there’s much more … content we consume all around the web can’t easily find it’s way onto G+ from apps and extensions in the same fluid manner as, well every other social property.
More here – How to improve Google+ immediately | The Verge.
… Someone might want to help LG understand the difference between hiking and biking. I snapped that screenshot from their product video which just released. Looks like a handsome watch for sure and has a full circle screen unlike the almost circle Moto 360. Pricing will be higher than other Android Wear devices at close to $300 when it’s released, but still less than starting price for the Apple Watch (which seems to do more but obviously isn’t out yet).
Full video is here:
A year later (Timehop reminder) and a day, I’m still mourning the loss of Google Reader. It remains the most reliable and efficient way I’ve processed feeds. Feedly and others really have not been able to replace my methods for consumption. Sadly …
The Verge has imagined what our not so distant internet future could look like with fast lanes and prioritized content … Your corporate internet nightmare starts now.
Recommended reading … get yourself aligned with just how bad things could get. As I don’t currently subscribe to Comcast – nor to I even have the option – I’m curious how things will evolve for the smaller broadband providers like Cablevision. So far they’ve been decent enough … but they are about to be considerably over run by a mega-corp producing, distributing and carrying what could be perceived as the majority of content we want.
Xiaomi (Mi) are kicking some serious ass right now. Beautiful hardware at super low prices. They’ve held flash sales on phones and sold millions … Now three new router boxes. How about a 4K STB for $63 or a home control system with 1TB of storage for $110! The rate of change with pricing accessibility is fantastic. Via liliputing
Andrew Bennett, the CEO of Havas has a great piece in Fast Company that I fully agree with based on my own direct experiences. His thesis is essentially that while we place such enormous attention on STEM education we might be losing sight of the value in a proper liberal arts degree.
At my college there was just a single degree to earn, a Bachelor of Arts. I could have chosen to major in Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science and still left with a BA. Instead I chose Comparative Literature and while that might seem limiting if you can only draw linear conclusions, the foundation my education provided is something I use all day, every day. My job involves continuous critical thinking, synthesis and analysis and clear communication whether written or through public speaking. It’s hard to say whether I would have had a similar exposure or rigueur had I focused on business or marketing or even engineering (at a different school) but I believe and would advise my kids to think broadly to ensure they are comfortable with the pretty steady change that life offers.
There’s always time to specialize and go deep in a particular area. I still feel like I’ve managed to be a bit of a generalist and consume an intense information diet to ensure my continued relevance and importantly interest in learning so I can continue to grow.