95% of all the additional national income in the U.S. goes to the top 1%, that’s not an Occupy Wall Street slogan, that’s a fact. [alternet.org] | Things I grab, motley collection
Discussing the economy, Gore lamented that “we have rising levels of inequality and chronic underinvestment” in public programs. He reminded the crowd that when “95 percent of all the additional national income in the U.S., since the recovery bega…
Twitter’s executive turmoil masks a deeper problem: Confusion over what Twitter wants to be | Things I grab, motley collection
“… the road to short-term market acceptance can also be the road to long-term irrelevance …”
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Fans of Silicon Valley’s version of “Game of Thrones” got a front-row seat to a shake-up in Twitter’s executi…
How Yammer is killing enterprise social networking [techrepublic.com] | Things I grab, motley collection
When approaching this retail franchise scenario from a technology implementation standpoint, the enterprise social networking tools may need to be modified or customized to ensure managers use the systems effectively. In concept, all social busine…
Cool Kids Lose, Though It May Take A Few Years [npr.org] | Things I grab, motley collection
Parents, teachers and cheesy after-school specials have long tried to convince kids that being cool and popular isnt all that its cracked up to be. Now scientists are chiming in as well.
Dating, flouting authority and surrounding yourself with go…
Here are the 31 countries Google Maps won’t draw borders around | Things I grab, motley collection
In an email to Quartz a Google spokesperson said the company is “committed to providing our users with the richest, most up-to-date maps possible,” and that it uses multiple resources to decide how to depict political areas.
Moving Beyond MOOCs: Experiments in Non-traditional Product Education by Julia Wilkowski [learningsolutionsmag.com] | Things I grab, motley collection
The engineering education team’s staff meeting on May 2, 2012 began like any other: reports of new engineer orientation, computer science outreach efforts, and an updated mission statement: “To provide Google engineers and the world with relevant …
A wiki as alternative to current Quality document structure | Things I grab, motley collection
Quality is one my few trades. I started out in Metrology then progressed into (after I majored in) Quality. Over the last, what, 10 years I specialized increating and maintaining databases while remaining in Quality. I’ve had the chance to follow …
Downton Abbey Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers [npr.org] | Things I grab, motley collection
Butlers in American pop culture tend to provide comic relief — think The Fresh Prince of Bel-Airor The Birdcage. Or, like Batman’s Alfred, the butler is more of a friend than an employee.
But one show has brought back the classic butler, with a v…