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"Shelter is a basic human need. It’s something which should be there for us, no matter what. Buying a home, rather than renting one, serves an important psychological function for most homeowners: it gives them peace of mind. They own their own home, it’s theirs. They can’t get kicked out on some landlord’s whim. But the more leveraged they are, the more precarious their position, and the less safe they are in their home." - Not all winning bets are smart — Medium
# home# ownership# risk# safety# security# economics# felix salmon# psychology# shelter
"So I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the ‘all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.’ He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five. The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 international goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female." - Let’s Stop Neutralizing Men | Women NetworkWomen Network
# soccer# feminism# sports# landon donovan# abby wambach# skill# scoring# records# U.S.
"any employee who does social labor—i.e. anyone who deals with other breathing human beings, such as Facebook’s legions of user-support staff—is regarded as basically unskilled" - How Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe hacked Metcalfe’s Law — The Message — Medium
# skill# social labor# worth# marketing# customer service# tinder# whitney wolfe# women# feminism
"There’s no way to automate this stuff. It requires intelligence and EQ and social toil; again, precisely the work that the engineering side rarely understands, and that the economic/journalistic nexus of Silicon Valley often actively ignores or disparages. Technology culture usually venerates the “viral” success, the app or service that just sort of explodes on its own by dint of sheer fabulosity. These stories exist, but they’re pretty rare. Scratch the surface of an outta-nowhere successful technology, get past the mythic sold-to-investors creation story, and you often find some hard-slogging social work and marketing." - How Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe hacked Metcalfe’s Law — The Message — Medium
# marketing# intelligence# whitney wolfe# tinder# digital# tech# app# metcalfes law
mashable:

Illustrator Daryl Alexsy is joining the Mashable Tumblr today as Guest Blogger of the Week with her beautiful, animated artwork. To start, here is Homegrown Keys. Follow along for more of her mesmerizing gifs throughout the day.

mashable:

Illustrator Daryl Alexsy is joining the Mashable Tumblr today as Guest Blogger of the Week with her beautiful, animated artwork. To start, here is Homegrown Keys. Follow along for more of her mesmerizing gifs throughout the day.

# qwerty# keyboard# art# illustration# gif# daryl alexsy
mashable:

Motherboard Avenues by illustrator Daryl Alexsy. Because tech is what connects us.

mashable:

Motherboard Avenues by illustrator Daryl Alexsy. Because tech is what connects us.

# motherboard# tech# gif# art# illustration# daryl alexsy
"It’s often easy for us to slip into librarian jargon when explaining something to a student but sometimes the most effective way to increase their comprehension of a subject is to abandon the technical terminology. This does not mean talking down to them but, instead, reframe it in terms that better fit their own life experiences." - Orange is the new academia: How my experience as a prison librarian enriches my approach as an academic librarian
# comprehension# communication# librarian# tumblarian# thanks laura# life# life experiences# prison librarian# academic librarian# library# libraries
"When social services become big, they snowball due to “Metcalfe’s Law”, which states that the value of a network is the square of the number of participants. If only you and I own fax machines, that’s a pretty small network, so our fax machines aren’t terribly useful—and very few other people will want to buy a fax machine to join our network. If a million people own fax machines, though, each individual machine is now enormously more useful, and everyone else sees the value in getting a fax. Once a social network gets reasonably big, it cascades." - How Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe hacked Metcalfe’s Law — The Message — Medium
# network# social network# marketing# metcalfe's law# whitney wolfe# tinder
"These attacks happen because Google Maps is, at its heart, a massive crowdsourcing project, a shared conception of the world that skilled practitioners can bend and reshape in small ways using tools like Google’s Mapmaker or Google Places for Business." - How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will | Business | WIRED
# google maps# tech# security# it security# business# seo# online reputation# crowdsourcing# data
"Take a picture of a flower, a baby, a cat, a sidewalk, an airplane, a painting, please. Please do! It’s wonderful that we all have instant access to an artistic practice that was once expensive and elitist. But the compulsory documentation of everything is monstrous. Let it stop with you." - Put Your Phone Down - The Awl
# connection# phone# tech# documentation# digital# photography
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