The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

by Yule Heibel on May 15, 2011

  • Man tweets about his stolen laptop; a thousand miles away a posse forms to retrieve it for him. The paragraph that follows is very suggestive, possibly giving an insight into mob psychology and how Twitter / online social media might enable the good, the bad, and maybe even the ugly…
    While he appreciates the generosity of the people who helped him, Power also notes that the situation took on a mind of its own and at some point it seemed the more he told the people in the bar not to take action, the more determined they were to do it.

    tags: twitter theft crowdsourcing mob_psychology socialtheory

  • An “oldie” (2009) but goodie.
    Tim Brown says the design profession is preoccupied with creating nifty, fashionable objects — even as pressing questions like clean water access show it has a bigger role to play. He calls for a shift to local, collaborative, participatory “design thinking.” (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK.Duration: 16:50)

    tags: tedco tim_brown design_thinking

  • Do you have a (personal) manifesto?
    Manifestos are a powerful catalyst. By publicly stating your views and intentions, you create a pact for taking action. (Movements from the American Revolution to Dogme 95 film to the Firefox web browser were all launched by manifestos.) If you want to change the world, even in just a small way, creating a personal or business manifesto is a great place to start.

    tags: 99_percent behance reference manifestos creativity art

  • Cute reference page for “Tips”:
    At 99%, Behance’s think tank, we focus on what happens after inspiration — researching the forces that truly push ideas to fruition. Our profiles of proven idea makers, action-oriented tips, best-practices sessions, and annual conference are all designed to help you transform ideas from vision to reality.

    tags: 99_percent behance reference tips creativity

  • Not sure I’d ever use this (and I’m not keen on cluttering up lectures with live tweeting), but this is interesting:
    …how to automatically tweet useful links and tidbits of extra information during your presentation. (…)

    Now I’m not a big fan of live tweet streams during keynotes. Before you know it the audience is laughing about cheap jokes in the Twitter stream instead of listening to the speaker. Not very classy or respectful.

    That doesn’t mean you as a speaker can’t use Twitter to your advantage though! At the beginning of your presentation show a slide with your Twitter account (mine is @Boris) and ask people to follow you for extra information handed out during your talk.

    tags: twitter live_tweeting how_to

  • Interesting organization:
    The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is an independent nonprofit research group. We work with organizations of all kinds to help them make better, more informed decisions about the future. We provide the foresight to create insights that lead to action.

    We bring a combination of tools, methodologies, and a deep understanding of emerging trends and discontinuities to our work with companies, foundations, and government agencies. We take an explicitly global approach to strategic planning, linking macro trends to local issues in such areas as:

    Work and daily life
    Technology and society
    Health and health care
    Global business trends
    Changing consumer society

    tags: institute_for_the_future palo_alto california think_tanks futurismo

  • Great resource for finding green landscaping in BC’s urban areas.
    This website presents a sample of landscape architecture in British Columbia that includes parks, public gardens, and urban design, as well as commercial and multi-family developments.

    tags: atlas landscape_architecture british_columbia green_strategies

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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dowdyism May 18, 2011 at 11:57 am

Prey was one of the first things I installed on my new MacBook after watching that entire Twitter drama unfold. PR stunt or not, I was sold.

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