30th May 1) Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends for 2014.
If you are short of time, here is an overview of the mobile elements of Meeker’s address – Mobile Is Eating Global Attention: 10 Graphs on the State of the Internet.
And from JWT : 10 Mobile Trends for 2014 and beyond.
2) I had a wonderfully inspiring day last Friday. I went on a Street Wisdom Adventure.
This is what it says on the website about ‘The Street’ : ‘It’s a place we usually hurry through on our way from here to there, dodging other pedestrians and those charity collectors, screening out the noise, lost in thought and grabbing food on the go. Street Wisdom sees it differently. The Street is an amazing place to learn – an invisible university – if you know how to look’.
3) From The Creators Project : An artist blends humans with nature in a beautifully-surreal portrait series.
4) What the World’s Biggest Websites Looked Like at Launch.
5) Love this from Oliver Burkeman : Everyone is totally just winging it, all the time. Every time a public figure behaves with less-than-stellar competence, we’re incredulous. We probably shouldn’t be.
6) Tom Chatfield, British author, technology theorist and commentator, discusses to the role of games in the workplace and reflects on the value of people at play.
7) From The Guardian : How Twitter reacted to the shootings in California #YesAllWomen
8) Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel gets into trouble for some emails sent in college. Some pretty explicit and offensive language was used. There is however a broader cultural trend to consider here. Are we all ready to be judged by our “private conversations” – that are all being stored in perpetuity?
9) North Koreans are allowed access to Google Maps for the first time. But not for all journeys – you can’t get to Seoul but you can locate the Hoeryong Concentration Camp.
10) 50 Cent throws out the first pitch at a baseball match between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets . Is this the Worst Pitch Ever?