Commonplace Reading #1
Some great reading from the interwebs. Why "Commonplace Reading"? Well, think of this as a digital equivalent of a commonplace book.
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Audience engagement and newsroom attitudes
Essential journalism read of the week, I think.
What Social Media “Experts” Are Doing Wrong
The people who are running social media for the rest of us, exposed. Sort of.
Anywhere but Medium
Dave Winer makes the case for publishing anywhere on the open web - bar Medium. Because he thinks they're a threat
Jilted bride left at the altar quits her job, sells her house, travels the world and writes a book
Blogging is dead. Apart from all the book deals and stuff.
Mr. (Swipe) Right?
Fascinating profile of the Rad man at the top of Tinder. (It's a dating app for the young people, don't you know?)
The other side of paradise
A brutal picture of life in start-up land for both the stars and the merely good of the coding world.
Adobe Voice Video Creation App Launches on iPhone
This looks like a cool, fun toy.
Why do people keep coming to this couple’s home looking for lost phones?
An utterly bizarre - and unexplained - story.
Farewell Friends Reunited – the site that offered time travel and sexual infidelity
I'd completly forgotten the "have an affair with your school sweetheart" aspect of Friends Reunited.
Intelligent people are more easily distracted at work, study claims
It's my excuse, at least.
The tube at a standstill: why TfL stopped people walking up the escalators
Plus it stops that horrible moment when you realise that the escalator is longer than you expected when you started walking, and you have to push in for a rest.
Moving with the reindeer in the winter.
Relax and enjoy - reindeer migrations viewed from the air are strangely compelling.
Hope you enjoyed that. If you have feedback - just hit reply. Otherwise, expect more carefully-selected nuggets next week…