Links for 1-4-2011

Absolutely random things I really think you should go read:

  • The Blog in 2011: More Pictures, More Words: Joanne McNeil ruminates further on how blogs are morphing into homes for long form essay style posts with images incorporated into the text. Since I’m fond of blogging only when I have something worth adding to the conversation, this resonated.
  • Finally, A Majority of Executives Embrace Experimentation: When even staid Harvard Business School calls experimentation necessary, you’d think there’d be lots of discussion about how and what to experiment with in top blogs. Hopefully I can type fast enough to drown out the sound of chirping crickets.
  • Junto: The Junto was a club established in 1727 by Benjamin Franklin for mutual improvement in Philadelphia. Also known as the Leather Apron Club, its purpose was to debate questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy, and to exchange knowledge of business affairs. Have I ever mentioned I’d love to have lunch or dinner with Ben Franklin? Fascinating fellow.
  • World of Tweets: Nice online data visualization of Twitter posts across the world. Executed in html5 no less this is pretty impressive work. Guaranteed to mesmerize the longer you leave it running.

Happy Tuesday!

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