What We're Reading (So You Can Use It)
The definition of power is changing | Harvard Business Review
"New power is...made by many, is participatory, and peer-driven. It uploads, and it distributes."
19 tips on writing from The New Yorker | BuzzFeed
"I think negative stuff is interesting the first time; you’ll never reread a negative article. You’ll reread a positive one...optimism permits that kind of longevity." -Malcolm Gladwell
How to get the most out of side-door mobile traffic | NiemanLab
"No matter how good your content, some readers are going to leave a few grafs in; why not give them some other options...while you're at it?"
The New York Times is trendy | The New York Times
The Times has released a beta version of Trending, a dashboard of NYTimes stories that are being shared, commented on, and read in real-time.
Twitter is launching a live event coverage tool | Wired
Project Lightning will be the central feature of the platform going forward. If you choose to follow an event, human-curated tweets, complete with images and videos, will be woven into your timeline.
President Obama talks tech with Fast Company | Fast Company
"How can technology enhance the experience of democracy? How can we make it easier to vote? How can we make it easier for like-minded citizens to petition their government in a way that is meaningful?"
Tristan's Three Things for Fun
- The morning dew traced this dog's run. May all of our mornings be this happy.
- Ever wondered where that famous Nokia ringtone came from? Start listening at 0:11.
- A look at how English has changed over the past 1200 years. Rad.
Kimberly A.C. Wilson, Director of Communications at the Meyer Memorial Trust. Ask her what a manatee feels like.
We made you a playlist. Check out this month's collection, California Dreamin', for a few new and not-so-new tunes to get you through the work day.
Have a great first Tuesday of summer!
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