SlideShare is a great platform for visual content and an amazing company: in just a few years, it has become the YouTube of presentations, one of the Top 150 sites in the world with an impressive 3 Billion views per month from 60 million unique visitors. Perhaps like many others, I originally thought of SlideShare as a platform to use only on specific occasions: when I had talked at a conference, when we had produced great slides worth sharing or when we had something specifically visual to communicate. I had had great experience and results but I don’t talk to conferences every day and so I sometimes felt I was missing out. And then, one night of September last year, I heard Jason Miller present at one of our #leancontent events and it became all clear: the team and I realized we could use SlideShare in a very different way - not just as a tool to recycle and share what you already created for other purposes but as a media channel that we would update on a regular basis. In a word, as a visual blog.
We decided to try it: over the next few months, we tried to publish at least every other week to SlideShare, integrating it in our content calendar alongside our blog and our Scoop.it content curations.
These are the first results after 4 months running this experiment. Continue reading →
There are some simple scientific principles you can take with you to the kitchen to improve your food and have a little more fun. In this post, we'll walk you through them, and introduce you to a movement that wants to bring the benefits of modern technology, experimentation, and observation into your kitchen. Finally, we'll look at some food hacks that incorporate these methods, and explain why they work so well.
While threats to data security and privacy are often perceived to come from the outside, all signs point to internal threats being just as dangerous, intentional or not, according to a new Forrester report.
Saverio M Rinaldi's insight:
Risk management needs to include authorized access from employees and contractors.
Food as art: Fun photos bring nature's bounty to life CBS News There's a lot of cheating in commercial food photography where things like white glues stands in for milk, and glass ice cubes stand in for real ice," he said.
Toronto Star Benedict Cumberbatch, from nerd to TIFF 'it boy' Toronto Star Actor of the moment Benedict Cumberbatch has gone from being a nerdy unknown to a triple-film TIFF “it boy” seemingly as speedily as his Sherlock Holmes makes a deduction.
For instance, I stopped going to NYCC because of how overpacked the con has become, particularly with people/stuff that has no connection to “nerd” interests, much less comic books. tomstewdevine says: 10/24/2013 at 4:25 ...
"One of the biggest problems in America is obesity, too tightly belted to thoughtless consumption of food we are not proud of. So what’s wrong with showing off beautiful food? Isn’t this a mindful approach that checks in with those who love us – in other words the opposite of unconscious overeating? Sharing photos of our food is gourmet; hiding what we eat is gourmand."
Wired Heads Up, Hands Free: A Bike Geek's View Through Google Glass Wired I enjoy tinkering with my bikes almost as much as I like riding them. Recently, I had an opportunity to attend a workshop about installing hydraulic brakes on a road bike.
Saverio M Rinaldi's insight:
This is a great use of Google Glass, if we attach google glass to helmets perhaps more cyclists will wear them.
Yes, Apple CEO Tim Cook has started tweeting. The account, which we at TechCrunch (and everyone else following Twitter's magical recommendations service @MagicRecs) spotted this afternoon, is now confirmed by Twitter.
You‘d better get your hands on this watch before we get a Cease & Desist from the Federation. This kind of technology shouldn‘t be on the open market for any chucklehead to order and use. But we trust you nerds.