Fun Friday Links: Powerful Images, the Power of Outrospection and New Publishing Trends
Welcome to Super Happy Fun Link Time, a weekly collection of cool discoveries from around the Web. Most times the goal is to get you thinking differently about communication, collaboration, culture, and life in general. Other times, LOLCAT ATTACK! Submissions are welcome, and you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
It’s list time! There are a lot of these photo collections circulating around, but this particular edition from Buzzfeed is extra heartstring tug-y.
We often hear about the importance of introverts, but not a lot on strategy around working with them. In this article, Jonathan Rauch gives some tips worth checking out.
“It has even learned, by means of brain scans, that introverts process information differently from other people (I am not making this up). If you are behind the curve on this important matter, be reassured that you are not alone. Introverts may be common, but they are also among the most misunderstood and aggrieved groups in America, possibly the world.”
To keep things balanced, here’s a video on why introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves.
Cheers to content. Writes Jason Kottke:
“For the longest time, the web was all like ‘blog blog blog blog’ and we were like ‘fave fave fave like like like’ but a bunch of recent publications and publishing systems seem to be breaking out of that mode. Craig Mod calls it Subcompact Publishing. Not sure I like the name, but I dig his gist.”
Technology is changing our world something crazy. This video of Obama answering questions on Twitter isn’t very long or very serious, but it does a really great job of just making you feel very aware of how heavily shifts in communication are impacting our world.