Recession and homelessness: Et in Arcadia ego. Unemployment and poverty rates are rising the fastest in some unlikely places. It’s no longer cities like Detroit that are facing the largest jumps in unemployment.
Back to the Future. Peter Thiel believes education is the next bubble to pop and that college serves as a way to defer thinking about your life.
Science Proves You’re Stupid. Terrific article about the human brain. Wonderful little nuggets like “The feeling of knowing is just that, a sensation.”
Seven ways to think like the web. Jon Udell writes about principles people apply when working well together online. Filled with links to related posts as well.
LongReply – When you care more than 140 characters. Interesting tool MailChimp has developed for custom support via Twitter. The keyword analysis and hourly email summaries look nifty.
Why doesn’t every news organization include a help section for new users? If I’m unfamiliar with reading news online where do I go to learn about the information a publication offers as well as how to make the most of it?
A corollary to this is that at some point we’re going to have to stop assuming people intuitively understand how to consume journalistic content. We must build structures that encourage our users to explore and play.