Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete Web Monitoring, Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks and Lean Analytics), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person “must see”.
Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another:
- Transport Buzz – No More Shouting Into The Void – Transport API. “Hugh and I have talked about APIs before. Here’s what happens when we hook data up to transportation, and see what happens. Turns out people like to complain about eating food in public.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- James Murphy And 2ManyDJS Bringing Their Despacio 50,000 Watt Soundsystem To London Next Month – Fact. “I like good sound as much as the next guy, and I’ve even built some sound stages and installations in my time. But nothing comes close to the insanity of this 7-tower, custom-tuned system, the brainchild of (appropriately) LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy. It has 48 amps — each of which cost $50K. Insane.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Russian police — Get lucky cover (Daft Punk). “You are not likely to witness a more bizarre cover version of a Daft Punk song this week.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Giorgio loves Sonic – YouTube. “You are not likely to witness a more enjoyable drive-through order this week.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality – Clay Shirky. “Well, the Obamacare website is still grasping for life as people from all walks of life (politicians, bloggers, every day people and media pundits) take their turns swinging at it like it’s some kind of pinata. I have my own perspective on it (which you can read right here: When Important Websites Crash). Sometimes, smarter people take a swing (and it’s not all that bad). People like Clay Shirky (there are few individuals whose opinion I respect more). It’s a smart and credible perspective, still you can feel the politics getting tangled up in the comments (as to be expected).” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Moose-eating shark rescued in Newfoundland harbour – CBC News. “I know that no one loves a good, Canadian story more than Hugh. This story (which is anything but fiction) sounds like the perfect premise for a Canadian version of Sharknado. You just can’t make this stuff up. What more commentary can I add than to just encourage you to re-read that headline, check out the story and ask yourself, ‘WTF?!’” (Mitch for Hugh).
Now it’s your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it.