The Internet takes over the World
In Defense of Marketing, Hacking and Programming • Emily Delmont -
One of the best examinations of why one should be wary of “growth hacking” from a broader organizational and product standpoint.
Just because we use technical tools and platforms to spread marketing campaigns, doesn’t mean we have replaced human product attachment and interest with an algorithm. Last time I checked, we are still human. We have feelings and we like to feel emotionally attached to products. We like stories around why they are meaningful and make our lives better. We like personal narratives that impact our professional lives. This is marketing. It isn’t software development. Without the latter, we wouldn’t have the former. Both are key and they have their respective places in a business.
Neither of them, however, are a hack.
Why I insist on avoiding the term “Growth Hacking” as much as I avoid the term “Data Science”….
New disciplines created by the intersection of multiple other disciplines in today’s world need time to mature and to evolve, not destroy, what came before.
This is a beautiful data visualisation tool that maps IMDb ratings for different TV shows. Here you can pinpoint the decline of the Simpsons.
Play around here: http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0096697
24 Inventions That Changed Music Pictures - SoundCloud | Rolling Stone -
Soundcloud made Rolling Stone’s list of “24 Inventions That Changed Music”: http://snd.sc/PJiSCU
Things to be proud of.
Temples, Hookworms and the new generation of psychedelic adventurers
Six years of listening.
Re-Mapping by Ebtisam Abdulaziz - spotted at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, February 2014
Glo-fi Must Die’s Best Albums of 2013 -
The list below showcases 20 2013 albums from our most played and most admired bins (in no particular order). Check out last year’s list here.
Thanks for following our blog and loving music. If you like what we post, check out our SoundCloud channel where we repost fine tunes on a regular…
If you’re interested to know what Tiger and I considered the best albums of 2013, check it out.
Lots of awesome finds in here.
Yacht parties with Ashton Kutcher! IPOs! Medieval-themed weddings! — via http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/son-its-time-we-talk-about-where-start-ups-come-from
MexBelMala, a set on Flickr.A few colourful shots from my recent Central American odyssey.