This is a really cool animation, showing Twitter in use across the globe – you really get a sense that it’s a global conversation. Of course, they must be showing only a small fraction of the traffic though.
This is a great TED talk on kids at play – and of course, how kids need to learn to play with things that we might feel is “dangerous” but still an important part of growing up. This influenced my attitude to parenting quite a lot (on top of my own upbringing, of course!).
Here’s the talk’s page on the TED site with some interesting comments.
This is a really interesting talk from TED on why play is important – just as sleeping, dreaming etc. are.
We play a lot at work, sometimes what you might view as rather “Immature” games, sometimes more seriously with technology or tools. I believe play an important part of keeping the mind flexible and joyful, which makes it a fun place to be, but also has significant benefits for us as a company.
Play definitely has a place in any well run company, every day, every place.
Got to admire Jim Cramer for his honesty. Scary stuff, the market we’re all putting our pensions into is mixed up with high-octane gambling and technical manipulation.
As an Apple fan & stock holder… oh well…
This is a TED talk on “Siftables” – little computers the size of building blocks which you can move around and they interact with each other.
Such a simple idea with massive potential. Love it. I want them and I want them now. (and I am sure my kids will go nuts over them).