@mat just won it. incredible piece. if you work online in content or advertising in any way, you have to read it. Inside the Buzz-Fueled Media Startups Battling for Your Attention | WIRED.
In 2015, then, the winners of the Facebook attention lottery are going to be more videos, as well as genuinely native, in-app content from advertisers. The losers are going to be external websites who have become reliant on the Facebook traffic firehose. That traffic is going to start falling, in 2015, for the first time. […]
I’m a little disappointed that some of my early sites were not listed, but the list only starts in 1996. From Lycos to Ask Jeeves to Facebook: Tracking the 20 most popular web sites every year since 1996 – The Washington Post.
Kenji Yamaguchi’s shop could be mistaken for Sid’s workbench from Toy Story, a place where mangled lenses and broken shutters crowd out bare areas of his workspace. His office is tucked away in the basement of National Geographic, behind a grease-covered floor filled with drill presses and electric saws. Surrounded by robotic motors, modified macro […]
I love this: Design Explosions: Mapping on iOS — Design Explosions — Medium.
I spent some quality time with one of my very favorite publications this weekend, Outside Magazine. In their December issue, the same month Rolling Stone published their UVA story, they published this incredible piece of powerful journalism, done well and done right. It goes after a powerful organization with a culture of silence and shame. […]
So, I gave this TED talk a couple of years ago at an event about the BP Oil Spill. It was a real honor to share the stage with Sylvia Earle and incredibly emotional on stage and off. TEDxOilSpill – David Johnson – An Untold Story About the Spill – YouTube.
Prepare a synopsis or scenario of events in the order of their absolute occurrence—not the order of their narrations. This is a practice adhered to by writers from J.K. Rowling and William Faulkner to Norman Mailer. It seems a an excellent general piece of advice for any kind of fiction. Prepare a second synopsis or […]
“You may not need a business plan if you’re six Stanford engineers in Silicon Valley who have an app that’s got a million followers, because you’re going to be acquired so you can be hired,” said Ms. Abrams, author of “Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies.” “But if you’re starting a cafe in Des Moines […]
the first rule in the society of professional journalists’ code of ethics is “do no harm.” yes, rolling stone is guilty of shoddy editing of the uva rape story. but they are guilty of an even worse crime: they blamed the victim. and the point of the story was to illustrate how the victims of […]