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The Unbearable Horror of Corporate Instagram Hashtags — Matter — Medium tags: hashtag socialmedia media ads marketing weekly instagram Alcor: FAQ – Basic “Q: If cryonics works for me, won’t all my friends and relatives be dead? A: This depends on many factors, including when you are cryopreserved, how long you spend in cryopreservation, how long it takes to develop life-extending technologies, and whether your friends or family are themselves interested in being cryopreserved. It cannot be reliably predicted how many decades (or generations) it might take to develop the technologies needed to substantially lengthen lifespans or to revive patients from cryopreservation. You can increase your chances of seeing your current friends and family in the future by interesting them in cryonics or by making friends within the cryonics community. At any rate, if cryonics works it will give you the greatest opportunity of all — the ability to make new friends (including, perhaps, with your own descendants). ” h/t McSweeny’s tags: weekly faq death cryogenics tweet Stories for machines, data for humans “Big data is made up of many small acts of living. So today I want to talk about small-scale, free-range, artisnal data. I want to talk about data, alongside storytelling, as the product of creativity, imagination, frustration and fury.” h/t Alan Levine tags: data stories weekly A […]
Overcoming Bias : Forsee The Speakularity ““There’s no way this means that everything we say is now in the open,” Hanson argues. “There’s a layer of what we say that’s in the open … but we’re always talking at several levels at once.” … Our brains adapted to writing, to libraries, and to the Web. They will adapt to the Record. And people will, anyway, continue to be less concerned with how they sound than with how they look.” tags: weekly privacy internet record Defense lawyers of Reddit, what would your defense be for various Disney villains? : AskReddit “Defense lawyers of Reddit, what would your defense be for various Disney villains?” tags: reddit weekly law Megan Fox Posts “I’m Still Here,” Takes Confusing Stance On Object Permanence – StarWipe ““I just continue to have an angsty relationship with social media,” adds Fox, seeming to lend credence to an interpretation of her selfie as offering a conventional understanding of object permanence. Presumably the “I” that has an “angsty relationship” with “social media” is a separate entity from that media, as it is in relation “with” the “social media” rather than “of” it. Still, it is possible to have a relationship “with” oneself. So, strictly speaking, Fox could be referring to the angst she experiences by depending on social media in […]
And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings : NPR “Experts say poorly run meetings grind away at employee engagement and make companies less reactive by bogging decisions down in human red tape. Some companies, including Mattel, try to create limits around the size, duration or frequency of meetings. But meetings often last longer than they need to, Rogelberg says, because managers don’t understand Parkinson’s Law. This is the idea, backed up by research, that tasks take as long as the time allotted. If you budget two hours, it takes two hours.” h/t D’Arcy Norman tags: meetings time weekly Off the 3-D Printer, Practice Parts for the Surgeon – NYTimes.com “Before he operated on Violet, Dr. Meara wanted a more precise understanding of her bone structure than he could get from an image on a screen. So he asked his colleague Dr. Peter Weinstock to print him a three-dimensional model of Violet’s skull, based on magnetic resonance imaging pictures.” tags: medical weekly 3d printing A cleric in the world’s most populous Muslim nation has declared selfies a sin – Quartz More fodder for the selfie class I will never teach. tags: selfie religion muslim sin weekly Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.