Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

we need more debunking

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “I was about 60 when I began seeing my own experiences adding up to me.” — Alice Parker, via @OnBeing “We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of… Read more »

labouring into the network era

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @ZCichy: “I don’t use Facebook. When I explain why to friends/family: I sound like a nut job. Acceptance of no privacy has been socially normalized.” “History is a gallery of pictures in which there… Read more »

power and addicts

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Power not only corrupts, it addicts.” – Ursula Le Guin, via @ndcollaborative “You are reading a book,” the car said. It pulled over and stopped. “This road is paid for by advertising boards. Look… Read more »

plantations, rentals & politicians

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @BrentToderian – “ In my recent work with cities all over the world, this may be the message that’s resonating the most lately: The truth about a city’s aspirations isn’t found in its vision…. Read more »

the economy of sharing

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause & reflect” – Mark Twain – via @DebraWatkinson @RalphMercer – “Passion distorts reality, common sense enables the status quo,… Read more »

friday’s finds #278

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @Richard_Florida – “The greatest innovation hoax is that somehow a fancy building will help produce them …” @JeffWeiner – “Well said. Why sci-fi author William Gibson likes Twitter: I’m able to wake up, open… Read more »

governance, reflection, practice

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “What’s the point of innovation if you’re not building a better society?” – Nils Pihl “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires… Read more »

humanity in beta

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Stephen Downes – “Consciousness is, in other words, a community phenomenon, and not merely an individual phenomenon.” The (not so) secret life of a networked and networking scholar, by @14prinsp “Yes, I know Facebook… Read more »

impact of the network era

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Making Sense of the Emerging Economy with Yochai Benkler, via @lfbenjamin “[Hierarchy] Uber rides on a brutal hierarchy. Financiers are at the top, then investors and directors, then engineers and managers, then drivers and… Read more »

castles and curators

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @Chris_Mahan: “Sometimes, to really internalize knowledge, I’ll handwrite an article, a passage. I’m doing it now.” The rising importance of great curators, via @RobinGood “Increasingly I’ve become more and more reliant on a handful… Read more »