attention. industry.

Snowden had asked the Guardian journalist to wait for a man with a Rubik’s cube. But the man was so young that Greenwald wondered whether perhaps it was the NSA whistleblower’s son or his lover who had come to the initial meeting.

Any doubts about Snowden’s position inside the NSA, however, were squelched when the whistleblower began recounting his improbable rise from high school dropout/video gamer to master of offensive cyber attacks on behalf of the Obama administration, all of which he had documented methodically.

Throughout their first adrenaline-pounding days together, Greenwald’s mind was understandably boggled at the enormity of the scoop. Snowden, meanwhile, ended the day saying he needed to rest, joking, “I call the bottom bunk at GITMO [Guantánamo].” Asked why he could sleep so well, Snowden quipped, “I figure I have very few days left with a comfortable pillow, so I might as well enjoy them.”

Judging from Greenwald’s first-person account, Snowden radiated a calm and an orderly logic that were essential parts of his psychological makeup. It was a combination that made him both the NSA’s up-and-coming star and their ongoing nightmare.

A simple proposal for managing privacy online.

75% of the people I’m connection to on most platforms, are only really ‘stream’ connections, acquantainces, not close friends. Make it simple to add permissions (Hey, take a look at this photo? You can’t see it? My bad, let me give you photo access) and make the complexity come not in mass categorization (the main failing of Google+ is the amount of WORK is takes to create meaningful circles) but in tailoring individual interactions.

jayparkinsonmd:

I’m pretty excited to announce that Sherpaa has teamed up with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to offer their preventive medicine physicians in training the opportunity to do a rotation at Sherpaa to learn about health technology, startups & entrepreneurship, the optimal patient experience, service design, and the business of healthcare.
I did two residencies, one in pediatrics and the second was in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins where, as part of the residency, you also get your masters in public health (MPH). I absolutely loved it and it really did give me the experiences and connections I needed to do what I’m doing today. I’m pretty excited to be a part of helping the Hopkins preventive medicine residents train to gain the skills necessary to be effective leaders in health promotion and disease prevention and to enable maximum health and quality of life for patients. I wouldn’t be where I am today without Hopkins and I’m just super excited to pay it forward with Hopkins residents working with us here at Sherpaa.

This is massive news. Amazing.

jayparkinsonmd:

I’m pretty excited to announce that Sherpaa has teamed up with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to offer their preventive medicine physicians in training the opportunity to do a rotation at Sherpaa to learn about health technology, startups & entrepreneurship, the optimal patient experience, service design, and the business of healthcare.

I did two residencies, one in pediatrics and the second was in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins where, as part of the residency, you also get your masters in public health (MPH). I absolutely loved it and it really did give me the experiences and connections I needed to do what I’m doing today. I’m pretty excited to be a part of helping the Hopkins preventive medicine residents train to gain the skills necessary to be effective leaders in health promotion and disease prevention and to enable maximum health and quality of life for patients. I wouldn’t be where I am today without Hopkins and I’m just super excited to pay it forward with Hopkins residents working with us here at Sherpaa.

This is massive news. Amazing.

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Facebook is now showing ads that tangentially relate to Facebook features. Which is an interesting choice.

Facebook is now showing ads that tangentially relate to Facebook features. Which is an interesting choice.

Imagine if, when you added a friend, there was a series of check boxes. Can this person message me? Can this person see photos? Can this person invite me to events? Can this person view my post history, etc. Instead of needing to manage down privacy on each level, let people get default ‘stream’ access, where they can see day to day newsfeed activity, and then have everything else be an option.

Facebook, Google, And Sony Are Getting Ready To Fight A Cyberpunk War | Co.Design | business design

I love this article. VR vs AR, and the future Facebook wants to build with Oculus, explained in cyberpunk terms.

adteachings:

Here are a couple of web ads I spotted this morning for Viagra. They demonstrate that it’s possible for even a tiny web ad to be strongly conceptual. (The ads are doubly praiseworthy when one considers how strict Canadian laws are in terms of what pharmaceutical advertisers can say.)
Agency: TAXI, Toronto

This is really impressive work, as someone who works in pharma pretty often.
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adteachings:

Here are a couple of web ads I spotted this morning for Viagra. They demonstrate that it’s possible for even a tiny web ad to be strongly conceptual. (The ads are doubly praiseworthy when one considers how strict Canadian laws are in terms of what pharmaceutical advertisers can say.)
Agency: TAXI, Toronto

This is really impressive work, as someone who works in pharma pretty often.
Zoom Info

adteachings:

Here are a couple of web ads I spotted this morning for Viagra. They demonstrate that it’s possible for even a tiny web ad to be strongly conceptual. (The ads are doubly praiseworthy when one considers how strict Canadian laws are in terms of what pharmaceutical advertisers can say.)

Agency: TAXI, Toronto

This is really impressive work, as someone who works in pharma pretty often.

While Microsoft is using the Cortana name during its testing of Windows Phone 8.1, it’s not immediately clear whether the company will opt to use this particular moniker in the final version of the software. Microsoft is expected to unveil Cortana at its upcoming Build conference, and the company will also release a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 at the same time.

This is Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Siri | The Verge

I think it would be brilliant if Microsoft kept this feature/service named Cortana - It’d hard to argue that Halo isn’t the most-loved piece of IP they have at the moment, and being able to build the future based on your own metaphors is never a bad thing. That, and it might get some people to buy a WinPho.

Excited to see this develop.

new-aesthetic:

Twitter / TheSmarmyBum: Super Bowl security headquarters accidentally shows their wifi username and password on national television (via Aaron)

and THAT’s why you never send passwords in plaintext.

new-aesthetic:

Twitter / TheSmarmyBum: Super Bowl security headquarters accidentally shows their wifi username and password on national television (via Aaron)

and THAT’s why you never send passwords in plaintext.

theatlantic:

And Just Like That, Facebook Became the Most Important Entity in Web Journalism

The graph above tells maybe the most interesting—and definitely the most surprising—story of the past year of digital media. 
It shows two years of referrals from Facebook and Google to the Buzzfeed Partner Network, a collection of websites (including this one!) that share their traffic stats with Buzzfeed. It quantifies what so many publishers have experienced: a massive surge of traffic from Facebook, unparalleled in its regular, day-after-day size and scope.
Read more. [Image via Recode]


This might be the biggest story about Facebook in months. And a huge indicator as to why Google+ is so important.
Social media, and feed-based culture, is changing the nature of information discovery. Google is all about answering questions you ask. Discovery is about finding things you didn’t know existing - literally, things you cannot ask for.
Going to be interesting to see how this impacts journalism, and content marketing, in the short and long term.
Search is losing. This is the first crack in the wall between the Google Era, and what comes next.

theatlantic:

And Just Like That, Facebook Became the Most Important Entity in Web Journalism

The graph above tells maybe the most interesting—and definitely the most surprising—story of the past year of digital media. 

It shows two years of referrals from Facebook and Google to the Buzzfeed Partner Network, a collection of websites (including this one!) that share their traffic stats with Buzzfeed. It quantifies what so many publishers have experienced: a massive surge of traffic from Facebook, unparalleled in its regular, day-after-day size and scope.

Read more. [Image via Recode]

This might be the biggest story about Facebook in months. And a huge indicator as to why Google+ is so important.

Social media, and feed-based culture, is changing the nature of information discovery. Google is all about answering questions you ask. Discovery is about finding things you didn’t know existing - literally, things you cannot ask for.

Going to be interesting to see how this impacts journalism, and content marketing, in the short and long term.

Search is losing. This is the first crack in the wall between the Google Era, and what comes next.

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