It seems like last week’s first test round of our reading list hit a sweet spot. So we’ll try and do this on a weekly basis for a little while and see how it goes. Please do let us know if it’s helpful for you. I present to you a small selection of the most relevant things we read this week:
- Caterina Fake: Make things
Caterina Fake (of flickr & hunch fame) hears all these young entrepreneurs dropping knowledge about the VC scene, valuations and dinners with rockstar startup CEOs. But what she’s missing is leadership by passion for making things.
- Heise.de: Facebook beschwert sich über datenschutzfreundlichen 2-Klick-Button
Heise.de implemented sharing functionalities that would comply with European privacy laws: An extra click would be needed to load Facebook’s Like button. Facebook isn’t amused and threatens to pull the plug on Heise.
- Bitly: You just shared a link. How long will people pay attention?
How long is a link “alive” before people stop caring? Does it matter what kind of content it is, or where you shared it? Bitly has the numbers to dig deeper. (Hint: it’s not very long.)
- SearchEngineLand: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo’s ‘State Of The Union’ Address
We see Twitter statistics galore. Here’s the real deal, straight from the source. Twitter has about 100 million “active” users (log in once/month). Half that number log in every day, and about 55% of users tweet from their phones.
- Harvard Business Review: Embracing Complexity
You know the saying attributed to American writer H.L. Mencken: “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” Well, in our connected world, this holds true more than ever. This fantastic read encourages you to embrace complexity – something we happily do every day in our work. And remember: “More elk equals less trout.”
Enjoy your weekend reading!
Every week, we filter a few of the most relevant articles about the digital business for you. You can see all our recommendations (including the archives) at “What we read this week“.