Quote of the week
In the startup world, you work very hard to make other people rich. Other people.
Articles of the week
- Quartz: The fun and games are over. Even the internet’s got to make a living
Changeist’s Scott Smith explains why we’re headed towards a “leaner, increasingly meaner, buzzkill web,” where web companies have to shut down free products and services and invest more in ones that make proper money.
- MIT Technology Review: Moore’s Law and the Origin of Life
An interesting and puzzling theory has emerged that life on Earth could predate the planet itself.
- Ben Grosser: Facebook Demetricator
Ben Grosser came up with a browser extension that removes metrics from Facebook – no more like-counts, friend-counts, share-counts, etc. He hopes his Demetricator will make the experience more qualitative than quantitative, as well as making the user less prone to the behavior prescribed by the interface.
- Stephen Wolfram: Data Science of the Facebook World
A deep dive into piles of data from Facebook users and the resulting surprisingly detailed information about the trajectories of human life (or at least the lives of those on Facebook).
- Medium: I Know What You’re Collectively Thinking
Jan Chipchase on the potential outcomes of search engines (read: Google) being able to predict the future based on the searches of other companies’ employees.