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Friday, March 8th, 2013

This week was brought to you by the letter F. The internet was ablaze with f-word topics like Freelancing and Facebook and Filibustering. We’ve got all three covered in this week’s Links You Should Give a S#*t About, plus a cool new project from Google and the saddest/best fun fact we’ve read in a long time. Happy browsing!

THE STATE OF FREELANCE WRITING

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Nate Thayer is a freelance journalist who’s traveled the world and amassed 20+ years of experience. So when The Atlantic asked if they could use his story without paying for it, he was obviously a little insulted. The social media force of freelance journalists have since taken up the cause and it’s raising lots of interesting questions about what good writing on the internet is worth these days. We particularly like this gigantic discussion from The Awl.

FACEBOOK’S NEW-NEW NEWSFEED

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Yesterday Facebook unveiled their biggest update in 2 years. The new-new News-feed incorporates larger photos and videos, looks like a mash-up of Instagram and Twitter’s best qualities and will be rejoiced by brands that use the platform. You can add your name to the early-adopter wait-list here.

ART, COPY & CODE

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Not to be outdone, Google also introduced a fun new product this week. Meet Art, Copy & Code. A still-sort-of-hazily defined re-imagining of advertising. It looks cool enough we’re interested in learning more, anyway.

RAND PAUL TALKED FOR A LONG TIME (AND TWITTER LIKED IT)

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul proved that he could stand-up and talk for a long time, unleashing a 13 hour old-school filibuster in response to President Obama’s nomination for Head of the CIA. In a modern twist, Twitter fueled excitement over the whole thing so much that fellow republicans started showing up later in the day to bask in some of Paul’s limelight.

DANIEL-SAN = MIYAGI

Perhaps the most mind-altering facts from the internet comes from Yahoo Movie News, which informed the world this week that Ralph Macchio (better known as Daniel-san from the original Karate Kid films) is currently the same age that Pat Morita (aka Mr. Miyagi) was when the first film was shot in 1984. I feel old, you feel old . . . we all feel old! Hooray for Friday.

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Links You Should Give a S#*t About

Friday, June 8th, 2012

It officially feels like a summer Friday. The sun is shining, it’s warm outside, and we’re hoping that at least some of you are taking advantage and headed for the nearest beach. For those of you who are around, here’s some awesome internet-ness to get you through the rest of the day.

HOW THE iPAD COULD SAVE THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY

If airlines replaced all of their TV’s and wiring with iPads, they’d ditch 7% of their total weight and save a bunch of fuel.

BLACKBERRY AS THIS GENERATION’S CIGARETTE

The Atlantic makes a fascinating case for why the Blackberry (and smart phones in general) could be this generation’s cigarettes. Will we see a no-phone policy in the restaurants of the future? They think so.

FOURSQUARE FACELIFT

Foursquare got a major update this week. Most people are REALLY excited about it.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR – THE APP

Saatchi Germany created a “Creative Director” mobile app to attract talent. Not only is it cool but it also doubled their application pool.

MAD MEN MAPPED

Here’s a map of all the NYC places frequented by Don Draper and co.

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Friday, May 13th, 2011

The Cheesy Mac & Rib Melt. Mac and Cheese to (literally) die for.

After The One Show’s Unconference this week, I’m feeling especially inspired. Hopefully these links will help keep you going through what’s supposed to be a rainy weekend:

PAPIRMASSE
Papirmasse is experimenting with a new subscription service – 1 year of art for $60. In their own words “Papirmasse is a magazine, piece of art and social experiment all rolled into one.” I’m curious. 

8 BADASS OLD GUYS
Check out how these older gentlemen took their revenge against people who weren’t minding their manners.

WEEKEND READING
Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism brought to you by The Atlantic. Bookmark this for quality storytelling.

40 AMAZING GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES
This weekend is supposed to be rainy and cold so I’m recommending you stock up on supplies and try out some of these recipes.

GUERILLA GARDENING
A great find that Francois (a Goodby strategist) shared at the Unconference: seed bombs (so you can essentially plant wildflowers anywhere.) Check out this video on how you can make your own.