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Susan Benesch on Troll Wrastling for Beginners: Data-Driven Methods to Decrease Hatred Online [AUDIO]
Berkman Center Luncheon talk from this afternoon. Interesting, but Prof. Benesch seemed somewhat naive about online culture and nomenclature.
"In this episode, I talk droppin’ mics and jaws in the rap game, wise words from Teddy Roosevelt, and defining success on my own terms."
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield, author of the new book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, has flown three space missions, including 144 days on the International Space Station. Hadfield talks about life in zero gravity, his one fear while in orbit, and how he went from test pilot to astronaut.
Today we talk to Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost, founders of Studio Neat. We discuss the lessons learned after multiple Kickstarter campaigns, keeping your business simple, going to retail and fulfilling products with Shipwire.
Tom and Dan have been pioneers in bringing physical goods to market through Kickstarter. Their first campaign, the Glif tripod mount, launched the first wave of Kickstarter hardware and Apple accessories back in 2010. Since then, they’ve returned to the platform three more times with the Cosmonaut, Simple Bracket, and most recently, the Neat Ice Kit.
They’ve also written a terrific book titled “It Will Be Exhilarating”, which I consider a must-read for anyone interested in launching a product independently. Their talk at XOXO 2012 contains lots of useful tidbits along the same lines and can be seen on YouTube or in this short write-up by Anil Dash.
Finally, Tom and Dan will be hosting a packaging workshop at the upcoming Nearly Impossible conference which I urge anyone in the New York area to attend.
Jim Benson is CEO of Modus Cooperandi, a collaborative management consultancy in Seattle, Washington. After being steeped in Agile for many years, Jim started working with Kanban and Lean thinking in 2005. In 2008, he started taking this idea further with Personal Kanban, which brings flow based work to the individual and team. Since then he has been integrating Agile and Lean into his work with his own software company, as well as clients like the United Nations, British Telecom, NBC Universal, and the World Bank. In this episode our guest host Marcel van Hove talks with Jim about Personal Kanban, about which Jim has recently co-authored a book together with Tonianne DeMaria Barry
What happens when you build a nice website, and a real community shows up that doesn’t meet your expectations?
Since the earliest days of Usenet, fandom has wandered the Internet, finding remarkable ways to assemble websites, plug-ins, and online forums into tools for sharing and organizing erotic fiction. Often ostracized and ridiculed for their hobby, this community of rather gentle people has learned to work with the materials at hand, building for themselves what they could not get from others, in the process creating a culture of collaboration and mutual respect other online projects can only envy.
Fans are inveterate classifiers, and the story of how they have bent websites to their will (in a process reminiscent of their favorite works) may change the way you think about online communities, or at the very least, about librarians.
Maciej Cegłowski is my favourite writer on the web.
But don‘t take my word for it. Have a read through Idle Words and see for yourself. Travel, food, jellyfish, and space shuttles are just some of the subjects he has tackled. Perhaps you‘ve heard about Argentina on Two Steaks a Day or maybe you‘re familiar with The Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel.
When he‘s not lovingly crafting words, Maciej lovingly crafts Pinboard—the bookmarking service with the radical business model of actually charging customers money (see also: the revolutionary Pinboard Investment Co-Prosperity Cloud that offers startup funding of $37 to successful applicants).
His pragmatic approach to building a sustainable and scalable business is a breath of fresh air in the fetid miasma of most startups, and his observations and updates on the Pinboard blog are almost as good as Idle Words.