Only one video for this weekend, but it is a video interpretation of the Holstee Manifesto that seems to be viral craze!
I love this guy, and we seem to share the same way of thinking. It was only the other day that I had a similiar discussion with a guy at work about how there needs to be some sort of underlying authentication system that ties all the social networks together, whereby the user decides what personal information is available to networks/businesses – Rich’s point is about how it would benefit us in a social context.
The problem is, who runs this? Who is trusted to run this? Can we feel safe that all of our personal information is centralised in one place? Sony shows they can’t be trusted after their PlayStation Network was hacked. Can Google be trusted, especially when all that information will be indexed by them (i.e. how they scanned people’s emails in Gmail and provided ads based on the content of the emails, or pretty much why they started Google+).
ID Cards in the UK was a very touchy subject with regards to trust and Government-managed projects. Can we trust 3rd party systems anymore that Government systems?
Random selection of cool videos to gaze over on a bizarrely beautiful day in a supposedly winter Cape Town.
Social Media Revolution (an animated infographic on the current impact social media has on the world)
Interview with Derek Sivers
The latest time lapse is Tokyo city. The video doesn’t quite have the same impact as the Cape Town video did, however the mix of music and timing of the cinematography is just awesome. A video of details.
A collection of very cool videos to gaze over on this beautiful Sunday afternoon…
The Quirky Manifesto (Manifestos have become a cool factor since Holstee’s, which has gone viral)
Turf Geography Club
I can’t remember how I came across the video, other than a recommendation on a blog I found somewhere…
That doesn’t matter, it is still an incredible video, presented in such an original and imaginative fashion. If you’ve got about 11 minutes to spare, I highly recommend watching this video. It’s by Dan Pink, author of the book Drive.
In this video, Dan talks about what motivates us in a way that’s both creative and resonating, while doing a great job of relating to any
frustrated leaders who are trying to motivate their own teams. Go ahead and watch it; I bet you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!
I am certainly look for some extra-curricular activities to get me busy, as well as rake in some extra cash; so I have become much more interested in startup advice, videos, blogs, tweets, presentations, etc.
This video was recorded at Google I/O session, with Don Dodge hosting a panel discussion on how to go from an idea, to starting up and getting funding. The three entrepreneurs on the panel are Paul Buchheit, Joe Kraus, and Seth Priebatsch.
I had no idea who any of these three were, but you soon sit up and listen to what they say once they introduce themselves and their history!
As I mentioned, I am planning a few ideas and already have one project going that certainly needs TLC and will be the foundations of my new idea. I must say that there is a lot of talk about funding and venture capitalism seems to be the new buzz word. I can’t say that it excites me, as if I have an idea, I want it to be my idea that is built on my hard graft and my money. This is why I am typing this on a 5 year old laptop in a flat I rent, and not running a Facebook.
Maybe it is time to change?
“Just Keep Going, You Got Nothing To Lose” by Luke Rudkowski.
I must admit that I can relate to the opening statement by Luke that nobody talks on subways as it is much the same in London. However, I did notice that subways are much noiser than the London Underground. In London, people rarely talk amongst themselves, and when they do they keep it to a low volume.
I think the behaviour is due to so many people in the city, people subconciously don’t draw attention to themselves; that’s my verdict anyway.
I am a late-Twitter convert, although I am still not 100% convinced in to using as a primary communication tool. I did however discover this inspiring Twitter-produced video, highlighting how the platform is used around the world.
After watching this video, it has helped me to justify why I use Facebook and Twitter as mind-dumps, and why I should probably stop untagging myself in a photo that makes me look even remotely gormless/ugly/weird.
This video was made for a French telecoms company that created a Facebook app to turn a 1000 user’s profiles into a limited edition book, but someone must turn this into a business. There would certainly be privacy issues, but that could be worked around I am sure.
Would be an amazing experience towards the end of your life, to trawl through your Facebook book, and rerun your virtual life – like your own “This is Your Life” with Michael Aspel.
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