- Why Information Longevity is Good
Google is getting sued by Spain over the right for individuals to demand embarrassing search content be removed. A better strategy is to own up to these public records while finding a way to reveal corrective information at the same time.
- Brain Flexibility is Key to Learning
A recent study applied a large-data computational technique to analyze how coordination between different regions of the brain can predict one’s ability to learn new things quickly.
- Improv to Improve Listening
Mark Fuller, CEO of WET Design, offers an improv course to employees at the firm. Learning how to improvise with others cultivates a culture of listening.
- Redefining Apathy
Dave Meslin claims voter apathy is not about laziness or being selfish. It is a systemic web of obstacles placed before us that discourages political action.
- No means toddler
I have one good friend who has pledged to kick me if I say anything that dumb again, but sadly, she was in another continent while I had this conversation. All I can do is offer up this 90 second montage.
- Ode to Jabberwocky
Carter memorized Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky this week, and then wrote a tribute:
- Thinking Outside the Beatbox
Kevin Olusola (cello) and Greg Pattillo (flute) are two examples of what good things can happen when traditional concert hall instruments are mashed up with beatbox.
- Open Mic Night for TED
To help push some boundaries, TED 2012 is opening their stage to public speakers with innovative ideas and ways to present them.
- Googling the Future
Randall Munroe draws a picture of our future using Google searches for the next 90 years. I doubt I’ll live to see Gillette’s 14-bladed razor.
- Can’t. Stop. Playing.
Famous Objects from Classic Movies is an online game of hangman, suggested by the Very Short List last month, where you guess which movie contains the object on the screen.
- What's Amy doing?
No public Twitter messages.
- What's Kevin doing?
No public Twitter messages.
- 2 | Good TED, Bad TED
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- 1 | No means toddler
"This was laugh out loud hilarious. I read the entire thing to my husband. I can relate too – I will catch myself saying completely ridiculous things about parenting and wonder..." | Amanda
- 1 | Redefining Apathy
"I watched his talk last week and enjoyed it. I’ve been trying to be more proactive in my community/political engagement, but he’s right about how hard it can be...." | Meagan
- 11 | Wiimote Whiteboard compared to vendor option
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- 2 | Droplist
"Great article! As an addendum to this, putting the user’s need to update a list quickly first has paid off financially. Since it’s release yesterday I’ve..." | Andrew McKinney