Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

a decade of finds

I started Friday’s Finds in May 2009 as an attempt to capture what I was finding on Twitter, as I had joined that platform in December 2007. I felt that I was making a lot of connections but at that time it was difficult to search and retrieve tweets.  So I started curating weekly compilations…. Read more »

movements and rackets

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” ―Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time @EskoKilpi — “When managers think about diversity they typically look for… Read more »

fahrenheit friday

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Nobody listens anymore. I can’t talk to the walls because they’re yelling at me, I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have… Read more »

debunking

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A body of men, holding themselves accountable to nobody, ought not to be trusted by any body.” —Thomas Paine 1737-1809 “I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a… Read more »

elites are bad

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @chriscorrigan — “Elites are bad: to the left, elites are those with money. To the right, elites are those with education. Successful people are good: to the right, those with money are successful. To… Read more »

applied imagination

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @RitaJKing — “I advocate for calling AI applied imagination instead of artificial intelligence. We need to start thinking.” @LynnBoyden — “Why is there no place in any car for me to put my purse?”… Read more »

“the only way to make sense out of change”

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” —Alan Watts “Respect and deference are two different things, sir, too often mistaken… Read more »

“normal is the bias”

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he is.” —Karl Kraus, via @TrutherBotPop We analyzed 16,625 papers to… Read more »

losing by winning

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @csessums — ‘Metrics are great; however, don’t forget the law(s) – Goodhart’s Law: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure,” & Campbell’s Law: The more a metric is… Read more »

first finds of 2019

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” —Kurt Vonnegut, via @ShaunCoffey @robpatrob — “In Athens, democracy degenerated into populism, leading… Read more »