This week’s group of articles reflect the change that technolgoy is bringing upon the society in general and the Internet, specifically. It also reflects the many things I am contemplating these days.
- Corporate blogs are boring, except Virgin’s. They have just posted a hilarious blog post that translates startup speak for mere mortals.
- The social revolution that has impacted society is now finding its way into the enterprise, and it is going to redefine corporate identities, argues Christoph Schmaltz.
- The New Yorker looks into the issue of why so many Americans are single, while the Atlantic magazine wonders if Facebook is making us lonely. I think those two stories together reflect the new human condition in the age of the Internet.
- What happens when a kid is too smart for school? The story, Santiago’s Brain, was published in Rolling Stone in December 2011 and it touched me so deeply that, four months later, I still can’t forget it and had to share it with all of you.
- So you want to be a food writer? Good luck. Advice for future food writers is one of the most honest pieces I have read this week.
- Whether tweets live or die is all about attention and the network, a study finds.
- And now The Economist is weighing in on 3D printing. Worth reading, even if you are a skeptic.
3 thoughts on “7 stories to read this weekend”
I enjoyed the article questioning if Facebook is making us lonely. I think it does for some people. Some peoples only interactions with friends is through Facebook and online avtivities. I don’t think this is healthy.
There is a typo in the first sentence.
Heller’s article – if accurate – convinces me more than ever we live in a nation of semi-educated neurotics. And I still feel from what understanding I’ve accumulated over a long time + personal experience that it needn’t be so.