From SAY Daily: The Age of Mass Media Consumption and the Hyper-Individual November 02, 2012 First we build tools, then they build us.
There’s a famous phrase from Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan that gets a regular workout in media columns. "The medium is the message" has been quoted so many times that using it is almost a cliché. Media aficionados attempt to interpret this phrase in a number of different ways, and it even has its own Wikip
I usually tell people that everything I learned about being an entrepreneur I learned by F’ing up at my first company.
I think the sign of a good entrepreneur is the ability to spot your mistakes, correct quickly and not repeat the mistakes. I made plenty of mistakes.
Below are some of the lessons I learned along the way. If there’s a link on a title below I’ve written the post, if not I plan to. The summary of each posting will be here but the ful
Thursday, June 2, 2011 Top ten myths about introverts
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact.
25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen’s latest places starving writer Owen Wilson in Paris with his fiancée, Rachel McAdams. Searching for inspiration for his incomplete novel, Owen begins taking strolls around the city at night where he discovers an unexpected group of people. I wish I could be more specific, but it would ruin the surprise. Know that it is brilliant, wit
. The moment in which this Ohio athlete stopped to help an injured competitor across the finish line during a track meet.
View this image ›
17-year-old Meghan Vogel was in last place in the 3,200-meter run when she caught up to competitor Arden McMath, whose body was giving out. Instead of running past her to avoid the last-place finish, Vogel put McMath's arm around her shoulders, carried her 30 meters, and then pushed her over the finish l
From law-violating subatomic particles to entirely new, earth-like worlds, 2011 was an incredible year for scientific discovery. In the past 12 months, scientific breakthroughs in fields ranging from archaeology to structural biochemistry have allowed humanity to rewrite history, and enabled us to open to brand new chapters in our development as a species.
As a novelist, a big part of my job is to ask questions about things that have happened in my life? To take the truth from my own personal experience and apply it to my craft of fiction. So when I wrote The Worthy, that’s exactly what I did.
See, when I was 18, I wanted more than anything to be in fraternity.
But to be honest, I didn't understand pledgeship. So when active members harassed me, I joked back. The meaner they were, the swifter my comebacks. As you can imagine, th
via io9.com The 10 Most Bad-Ass Chemistry Scenes From Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad recently wrapped up its fourth season, leaving us despondent that it will be a good couple months until we see the further misadventures of cancer victim/chemistry teacher/crystal meth chef Walter "Heisenberg" White and his brash partner Jesse Pinkman.
While we twiddle our thumbs in anticipation for Season 5, here are 10 times Breaking Bad flaunted its chemistry for ne
All season long, the question “Breaking Bad” has asked is simple: Can Walter White become the one who knocks? Or must he always remain the one who answers the door, living in fear of people like Gus, who lord over him? In “Face Off,” we get a definitive answer: Walter White is finally the one who knocks. He just had to poison a child and give away a little more of his humanity to get there.
Somehow it hurts me to look at these images. It's a bit obvious...perhaps its has to do with a combination of being a parent and living close to Ground Zero? Never thought I would feel this way but...the imagery actually pisses me off. Good job,