The best of the things that I found, saw, watched on the web this week (only 4 days late).
Gore’s Choice – A tale of typography, choice and change – starring Al Gore, a mysterious character named Nikola and the number 1. (via John Gruber)
Letters of Note – In the words of my friend Marvin, this is one of the things that the “Internet was made for.” (via Reddit)
A New Approach to China – Google rethinks its approach to business in China because of attacks on gmail and the theft of some of its intellectual property that originated from there. Also, probably the best and most interesting analysis I read about the decision elsewhere.
Lil baby boi arriving in June sez oh hai!
The best of the things that I found, saw, watched on the web this week…
TED Talk – Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity. – “I would like the record to reflect that I showed up for my part of the job.” (via @missrogue)
A Diabetic Chick & A Crohn’s Guy Walk into a Bar – My friend @jodiiiii launches a blog for the New Year.
Move Your Money – Change starts with us. I’m kind of tired of my current (and soon to be former) bank neither earning my business and taking fees a bunch of new fees from our accounts. (another one via @missrogue)
So in my desire to restart the blog, I started to write a post about The Whuffie Factor, an excellent book by Tara Hunt about social media, social capital and marketing. If you are interested in these things, then I definitely would recommend the book.
If you don’t know her, Tara is one my favorite thinkers in the whole marketing and social computing space. I originally came to know of her through Jane McGonigal who gave one of the keynotes (audio / slides) at SXSWi in 2008.
Jane is also one of my favorite thinkers. If you haven’t seen the linked slides or listened to the keynote and you are interested in design or business or marketing or games, then you really should. You can thank me later for sharing it with you.
Tara’s book is indeed very wonderful, and I will probably finish and post the blog entry about it later, but as I was writing it, I decided that there was a related but different topic that I wanted the first post on my restarted blog to be about.