Links to make you think.

akio:

I have to say that the single most important lesson I learned in 25 years talking every single day to people was that there is a common denominator in our human experience. Most of us, I tell ya, we don’t want to be divided. What we want—the common denominator that I found in every single interview—is that we want to be validated. We want to be understood.

I’ve done over 35,000 interviews in my career, and as soon as that camera shuts off everyone always turns to me and inevitably in their own way ask this question: “was that ok?”

I heard it from President Bush. I heard it from President Obama. I’ve heard it from heroes and from housewives. I’ve heard it from victims and perpetrators of crime. I even heard it from BE-YON-CÉ in all of her Beyoncé-ness. She finishes performing, hands me the microphone, and says “was that ok?” [x]

Food for thought

ultrafacts:

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This can’t be real

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This can’t be real

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Wow

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Wow

I love followers who actually get to know me.

aurapheliona:

After all, the point if tumblr is getting to know others and share the human experience through a medium in which it’s harder for me to hate you.

nerdology:

Today GE is breaking things at it’s spring break (pun absolutely intended) tumblr and making .gifs.

 

You can also watch a video playlist of the destruction too. If you’re looking to waste some time on the internet the whole playlist is only 23 minutes long.

LOL what is this?!

LOL what is this?!

nerdology:

Oh boy. TC Sottek just published an editorial on the failure of the FCC. Earlier today the WSJ reported that the FCC is planning on proposing new ‘net neutrality’ laws that fly in the face of everything that net neutrality is.

The internet is fucked, and the US government is making it worse.

Political cowardice caused the FCC to lose its first battle for net neutrality regulation: the rules that keep the internet as you know it free and open. The idea of net neutrality is that all traffic is created equal — whether you’re a movie streaming from Netflix, or a WhatsApp message, or a Tweet, or a bulletin board message. But according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, instead of trying to correct the errors it made in open internet rules the first time around, the FCC will consider enacting new rules that directly destroy the principles of net neutrality. The proposal would allow profit hungry behemoths like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon to become gatekeepers that give preferential treatment to companies that pay the most for special access to customers.

I know I freaked out when Netflix decided to pay Comcast to ensure it’s customers could stream movies, but it was for good reason. With this new agreement corporations can pay to get preferential treatment. It’s basically the worst idea ever. Read TC’s editorial. 

Smh

skunkbear:

The National Zoo has teamed up with the band Portugal. The Manto create an “endangered song" - a song "manufactured to go extinct unless it’s reproduced."

It currently exists on just 400 polycarbonate records — symbolizing the ~400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.  Those records will degrade every time they are played until the song can no longer be heard.

"The song will go extinct unless it’s digitally produced. The Sumatran tiger will go extinct unless we take action."

400 people have received records, and they plan to digitize and share the song (and their conservation message).  It’s a clever awareness campaign - and I’m looking forward to hearing the song!

Very clever. I like the gimmick.

via WIRED