Melanie Tannenbaum, Scientific American
Analyzing share of time spent on social networking sites in December 2012, comScore reveals that while Facebook dominated at 83% share, Tumblr occupied the second spot (5.7%), more than Pinterest (1.9%), Twitter (1.7%), and LinkedIn (1.4%) combined, and almost as much as the aggregate of all other social networks (6.1%).
18-29-year-olds more than twice as likely as the average internet user to use Tumblr (13% vs. 6%).
I have moved away from TED talks lately…I feel like the quality is patchy, and at the end of the day, I just don’t want to be preached at. But this one, from Brene Brown, is exceptional. And worth the whole 20 minutes.
No comment. Just awesome. Old school Nike up in here.
Carl Jung (in a great Fast Company article. This is something I feel so strongly about, especially because my introduction into research was a decidedly unscientific qual project where it was me and a flipcam, talking to people over coffee or lunch or whatever they wanted to do. And we learned so much more, and there was so much more nuance than anything that a quant study from an online survey would have given us. And yes, I know that quant has its place. But the way we go about quant research (and research in general, a lot of the time) is broken. I don’t have the answer, but I feel like it’s probably down this road that Douglas Van Praet is suggesting.
03:17: “The model for personal development is antithetical to the model for professional success.”
I’m finding a disconnect between the two, and maybe this is part of the reason why. I don’t know if I agree with this completely(I think that antithetical might not be exactly the word I’d use). I think there’s a percentage of overlap between the work self and the self self that use the same tools to succeed. But I do think that 85-90% is completely disparate.
I hear about failure as a means to success a lot these days, and I have a tough time with it. In my head I understand completely, and even see, in hindsight, how I HAVE failed in order to succeed. But when you are in the thick of failure, at that place where you feel like you’ve continuously been hitting a wall and you don’t have the tools yet to scale it or go around, failure is so disheartening, and disconnected from the success it begets eventually.
But I will persevere, because it turns out that I love this stuff, even when it doesn’t come easy. Failure is about to get a huge hug from me pretty soon.
Back to infographics and musings on the effectiveness of tumblr as an ad platform tomorrow ;)
I agree to some extent, because it’s something that I’ve been coming up upon; I feel like nothing is brand new. There are interesting aspects of things but everything seems to be version 2.0 rather than a brave new world. This, to me, is most evident with 2 recent big deal Apple product releases (iPhone 5 and iPad Mini). It seems that Steve Jobs set the bar for what a true novel idea was extremely high, and it has been significantly lowered there since his death. And that kind of proves out this quote—there’s no new “wheel” in the works, so now we figure out how to reinvent old ones, with new charger ports and retina displays and steel backs.