1 | Solar-Powered Public Charging Stations Will Keep New Yorker’s Phones Running | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in 21st Century, Inspiration, Social, Technology | No Comments

Lately, I’ve been growing tired of seeing all the energy wasted by climate organizations fighting the false claims that Climate Change is not real. The people that believe that will not be changed and while organizations spend time on trying to convince them otherwise, people who do care are being ignored.

Seeing ideas like this surface though are awesome. Fuck the debate just do shit! Love it!

1 | Solar-Powered Public Charging Stations Will Keep New Yorker's Phones Running | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation.

The Tyranny of Email — 10 Tips to Save You

Another excellent piece by Shane Parrish of Farnam Street. In this review he weaves in thinking and ideas on other topics related to Flow, productivity, attention and habits.

He goes on to use these examples to build a case for slowing down and detaching from digital tools to make space for reflection on our own experiences or to become immersed and focused in what we are consuming.

It ends with 10 tips to slow down the avalanche pace of email.

The Tyranny of Email — 10 Tips to Save You.

The Casey Neistat Lesson: Don’t Pay That Bike Ticket, Fight It | Living on GOOD

This is a great way to make a point on the absurdity of how we treat bikers. Here in Atlanta, some drivers hate that they have to share the road but also vote against funds to create bike lanes. Regardless, this video is pretty funny.

The Casey Neistat Lesson: Don't Pay That Bike Ticket, Fight It | Living on GOOD.

Incredibly Smart Use of Technology

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Design, Empowerment, Inspiration, Social, Technology | No Comments

From, Only Children Can See the Secret Anti-Abuse Message On This Ad | Health on GOOD

This is an amazing campaign. The outdoor posters carry two messages, one for adults and one for kids. The amazing part of it comes from the kids message being hidden from adults.

It’s a brilliant example of audience/user centered design.

Only Children Can See the Secret Anti-Abuse Message On This Ad | Health on GOOD.

Powerful Video Asks You to Imagine a World Without Hate

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Inspiration, Social, Video | No Comments

This is a really powerful video from the Anti-defamation league. It “features fake headlines about people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank, imagining what they could have accomplished had their lives not been cut short by violence.”

I remember talking about how awesome it would have been for MLK to talk at Obama’s first inauguration had he still been alive. I wonder how much further along we would be if people like him and JFK were still here.

 

via Powerful Video Asks You to Imagine a World Without Hate.

What We Talk About When We Talk About “Social” – Nilofer Merchant – Harvard Business Review

Nice breakdown off all things with the word “Social” in front of them and the importance of using them correctly.

I was very disappointed when the Dachis Group took the term Social Business and narrowed its meaning to only being about connection for generating greater value. The original meaning given by Mohammed Yunis was more expansive and game changing. It combined the best parts of non-profits and for-profits to create a new business model that elevated human well being as the ultimate profit, not money or the tripple bottom line, just people.

What We Talk About When We Talk About “Social” – Nilofer Merchant – Harvard Business Review.

It’s Time for a “Slow Conversation” Movement – Anthony K. Tjan – Harvard Business Review

Another article in a growing list of articles and thinking on how to pull the technology pendulum back to a more balanced life that includes face-to-face interaction, creating experiences instead of only vicariously living through others and, dare I say it, actual analog time.

Ideas and thinking like this will become more important to business. It will help them understand how to get the attention of their audiences — internal and external — and how to retain for longer than a few seconds. It will also become important to each and everyone of us as we continue to long for more authentic interactions.

The grand prize in all of this is finding your balance between reality and technology that allows you always move at your optimum pace and happiness.

It’s Time for a “Slow Conversation” Movement – Anthony K. Tjan – Harvard Business Review.

REI 1440 Project – Celebrating every minute spent outside

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Creative and fun new experience by REI.

The concept is to celebrate every minute spent outside. Users submit photos with the place and time they were shot. REI then adds them to the site in chronological order by the minute.

The hope is to create a minute-by-minute timeline of a full 24 hours of outdoor experiences through photos.

It’s a fun idea with cool interface. It’s definitely worth checking out!

REI 1440 Project – Celebrating every minute spent outside.

The Web We Lost – Anil Dash

Great article highlighting some new ideas on how the web has changed with the introduction and scaling of social media networks.

The biggest idea, I think, is the lose of collaboration and openness. It’s as though we are witnessing an industry build it’s ivory tower and silos as they compete for ad revenue and control of our time and attention.

The second biggest idea is the willingness on our part to give away so much control of privacy and content. This also fueled by my first point, networks are making harder for us to share our content where we want to because that force them to play nice we each other.

It ends on high note though and call to remember/learn/teach the history of the web for newer generations of user who weren’t on the web when it was much more open.

The Web We Lost – Anil Dash.