This is a new feature, which will hopefully become regular, with a list of the best articles, programmes, photography, and other cultural stuff I’ve discovered this week. It’s probably going to be fairly brief for the moment, and the articles won’t necessarily be from just the previous calendar week, but hopefully I’ll be able to gradually expand.
I really need to figure out an efficient way of making these posts as I go through the week for them to be comprehensive and timely. I also need to think of a better name. Anyway, here’s some interesting stuff…
- Cash is on the line when Facebook comes calling / John Naughton / The Guardian
- How the Boston Marathon explosions reveal the two sides of Twitter / Simon Ricketts / The Guardian
- Coffee meetings / Len Kendall / medium.com – slightly older but very good
- The future according to Mr Google / Alan Rusbridger / The Guardian // Not amazing, but it’s always worth hearing what people at Google have to say.
- Obituary: Colin Davis / BBC
- Colin Davis Obituary / David Nice / The Guardian
- Ok Cupid: giving your love life to Google Glass and the hive mind / Tim Maly / The Verge
- Europe’s other problem: where are all the tech startups? / Vlad Savov / The Verge // I disagree slightly, in that I suspect that if the aim is ‘merely’ to build a long-term profitable business, rather than a world-conquering empire so I’m not sure the issues discussed are quite as important in the early stages of a startup. I could be wrong though.
- Cardiff’s Startup Culture – What can we do about it? / Neil Cocker
- Nobody Knows That I Use These Apps / Jake Levine / medium.com
- ‘I love Amazon and I hate Amazon, they’re a necessary evil‘ / Simon Bowers / The Guardian
- Does going to university make you feel inadequate? / Sangita Thebe Limbu / The Guardian // This is completely the opposite of my experience at university, but the fact that some people feel this way is an important part of the ongoing conversation about higher education and its place in society.
- Syrian Refugees / Giles Dudley / The Guardian
- Self published photography books / Tony Bell / The Observer // (I haven’t had a chance to read the article yet.)