swissmiss | John Cleese on Creativity

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Insights & Reflections, Social, Video | No Comments

This is a great take on Creativity by John Cleese and, of course, it’s funny too!

It’s a little long, but well worth it especially the points he makes in the last 10 minutes or so.

swissmiss | John Cleese on Creativity.

What The Tech Pundits Don’t Get About Facebook’s $1B Instagram Deal

This is a great piece on the recent purchase of Instagram by Facebook.

It’s the first article I’ve seen that is driven by the fear that Instagram will be destroyed by Facebook or complaining about the $1 billion price tag.

In contrast, this article actually puts really smart ideas and POVs out there about why this is a smart purchase and even how it might benefit users of both platforms.

It’s refreshing to see that we might be moving beyond the “oh this new technology will kill that old process” thinking that was so prevalent a few years ago and to a more collaborative, lets put these two things together to make something better mentality!

“I think Facebook is getting a little nervous about Pinterest, for instance. There is a new generation of meaningful social networks that are all about personal identity curation. Like Pinterest, Instagram understands that the future is photo-driven, and that those photos are about style and moments. Facebook is playing catch-up. It can either become this fundamental layer, the glue that holds this world together, or they can start creating better environments for users across the board.

I’ll bet that Instagram’s ultimate appeal to Facebook had a lot to do with the app’s road map–what features it would soon have and how it would evolve. Facebook, with an eye towards product improvement, would have seen all those changes with an eye towards how that road map could influence its own.”

What The Tech Pundits Don’t Get About Facebook’s $1B Instagram Deal | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.

1 | OMG, Look At This Robot With Real Muscles | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

I’m reading a book called “Alone Together” right now. The concept of the book is around how technology is bringing us closer together and pushing us further apart at the same time.

What I wasn’t prepared for was the first half of the book being focused on robots and our relationship with them. The fascinating piece of the book so far is how kids are rationalizing whether the robots are “alive” or not.

Then, this pops up on Co.Design, a VERY human robot. Talk about societal changes…

1 | OMG, Look At This Robot With Real Muscles | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.

» How to Meditate Daily :zenhabits

I’ve been meditating on and off for a few years now. When I’m on I definitely feel a change compared to when I’m off.

This article presents a simple and easy way to create to the habit.

Enjoy!

» How to Meditate Daily :zenhabits.

How Pinterest Is Influencing Web Design | Inc.com

Great article on the last 15 years of ground breaking, influential sites, why they matter and why they are still around. The short of it? They all delivered an experience that made life easier for their core audience.

The list includes:

MySpace, Yahoo, Facebook and Pinterest.

How Pinterest Is Influencing Web Design | Inc.com.