Lovely post from a fellow Socl user.
Ready For Change But Not Sure How To Find It? Welcome To Escape The City, A StumbleUpon For Life
BY DAVID ZAX, fastcompany.com
Or maybe it’s a Badoo for jobs. Or a Facebook timeline for the future. In any case, meet Rob Symington, whose site is definitely for people who know they want to do something else with their lives–but aren’t sure what.
Rob Symington is the…
Interesting concept for a new site/tool. They clearly touched a nerve; lots of people are unhappy with what they are doing but have no solid idea how to change it.
This is on my list of things to sample soon
You think the internet is big now? Akamai needs to grow 100-fold
The Akamai network currently handles over 2 trillion requests a day, [Akamai CEO Paul Sagan] said, and about 3,000 hours worth of content every minute — that’s 2 trillion transactions of some kind involving content that needs to be moved across the network from one of the company’s thousands of nodes in hundreds of countries around the world. And the bulk of that isn’t really content but e-commerce, banking transactions, payment handling and so on.
…While demand for those types of transactions is also increasing, Sagan said the biggest single strain on the network — as companies and users demand more real-time content — is for video. “We expect demand over the next five years will grow a hundred-fold,” he said, “so our capacity has to grow in order to keep up with that. People expect that video will be a TV-style quality experience, and we need to be able to provide that.”
Want to skate to where the puck is going? Get into the video market in some new way. Be that storage since all those videos are bigger than the pictures we shared on Instagram or transmission or even just a better way to share and collaborate the future is clearly video.
What would make video more disruptive for me? Smaller chunks which are more easily digestible in various settings.
- I can’t spend 10 minutes on a video, I’m usually working
- Sound can be a problem, at work I really don’t want lolcats sound tracks playing. And much as I enjoy TED Talks it’s not what I get paid to do.
- Need a way to scan more quickly, find the grain of goodness.
Altogether then it seems like the world is missing the Twitter/Tumblr for video. Give me the equivalent of 140 characters, make it simple to consume on any device, allow me to rapidly scan through a ton of content only stopping for a few seconds on the best of the Internet.
Oh yeah… and if you can make it social so I can earn a curator reputation and share it with my fans/followers/friends so much the better. Hm… seems like I need to dust off my keyboard and get writing.
Lodge is great. Food is so-so but the surroundings can’t be beat.
500,000 Strangers’ Secrets: PostSecret Founder Frank Warren at TED
by Maria Popova, brainpickings.org
Cracking open the shell of the human condition.
A friend once told me she believed secrets were these beautiful things that “break” when shared. But the breakage itself can be a thing of beauty.
Since January 1, 2005, strangers…
PostSecret was such a lovely idea and the collection of post cards was moving. The iPhone app was okay, addictive and compelling sometimes both to watch the train wrecks happening but more often to find something inspiring or moving.
It all came to an end though with a barrage of truly nasty porn as well as, apparently, some FBI-worthy investigatory items.
What a ride.