Leaderboard : Path.To, this was fun
Clicking around Path.to
was fun, but the leader board was nice… Kevin Mitnick?! Once upon a time the most notorious hacker is on the leader board.
That made me smile.
Another job-hunting site, signs of a good economy or bad?
launched today. Billed as something like “trimming the fat from LinkedIn” it’s the latest in a recent spate of professional networking sites. Zerply and BranchOut came out recently, LinkedIn had a decent IPO. Does this mean people need more networking sites? Doubtful, it’s hard to keep up with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Instagram, Path, boring old email, etc. already. What I think it does signal is that people want new jobs (the grass is greener) and the tech sector thinks social networking is the key to unlock this migration. If you think about it job-hunting is still pretty boring. Essentially we went from physical classified ads to online listings. Best-case someone screen-scrapes the company sites and aggregates the listings for you. These sites are trying, but something is still not there. What none of these sites has done yet though is quite the same as the old word-of-mouth, heard about this opening, you should apply, sort of thing we do in the real-world. I know several people who have job openings for instance and *none* of them are listed on these networks.
Particle Physicist Discovers Fastest Way For Airlines To Board Passengers – The Consumerist
I love new theories like this. It shows that something we all either assume to be true (loading from the back first) or just never think about is false.
But… This scheme won’t fly, so to speak. You know why? Because it requires passengers to be orderly and ready to board and no queue-jumping and no special lane for gold card members. We’re already in make believe land, but when they ran the test did everyone have two ginormous carry-ons? Was there a petite person unable to lift the bag into the bin? Were the bins over-flowing so the flight attendant had to check the bag? And what about kids? And the inevitable “do you mind switching seats with me”
Theory is great, but find me a system that deals with real people and their odd behaviors and we’ll talk.