Mondays might not be your favorite day of the week, but the good news is that we’re all in this together ladies and gentlemen. As purveyors of prime Grade A web content, the SolidSmack crew has done some of the heavy-lifting to make sure you get your Mondays started on the right track.
Welcome to The Monday List.
Every Monday, we link you up with some of the most insightful, informative, and socially-relevant stories to keep tabbed, bookmarked, reading listed, pocketed, or what have you to get your week started on the right foot. Be sure to check in each week for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.
What We’re Reading This Week:
Kathleen Howell is developing potential orbits around a Lagrange point.
The big-box retailer doesn’t just want to sell you electronics. It wants its in-home consultants to be “personal chief technology officers.”
“The physical absence was the first thing I noticed,” says Katie Reid, 29, who gave up her iPhone in February for a flip phone. “It felt like something was missing from my body.”
The colors of paints mix together in the brain as much as in the world—and you can see that every time you look at a car.
Amazon came up with the idea for Amazon Mechanical Turk to solve its own internal data- processing problems, such as categorizing objects that required human intelligence. The company then decided to release Mechanical Turk as an external web service so that Requesters outside of Amazon could submit tasks.
The author of a new book, Antisocial Media, discusses whether the rise of Facebook was inevitable.