Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Read his story on the dreaded commercial break Liked the Show? Maybe It Was the Commercials in today's New York Times.
Monday, February 16, 2009
By Scott Lamb : Senior editor, BuzzFeed
But now that it's happened once, it's more likely to happen again. Already a host of similar chain notes have appear in the wake of 25 Random Things -- Google 8 Ball, Random iTunes Answers, One Word Answers -- that you can expect to be clogging up your News Feed for some time to come. They're variations on a theme: Numbered lists that give you a chance to reveal tidbits of yourself in a canned way, seemingly risk-free and somewhat pat, if also occasionally illuminating and even sweet. Plus, they tend to be kind of long and time-consuming to write (even, weirdly, the One Word Answers).
So let's try starting a new one, something shorter, easier, less earnest and possibly way more interesting. Feel free to grab the idea and post your own notes -- let's see if we can make this one take off.
8 Things I Wish I Didn't Know
Rules: Share 8 things you wish you'd never learned, heard, seen, tasted or smelled or otherwise came to know. Then tag 8 people whose 8 worst things you'd like to know, too.
1. Learned: Exactly how a hot dog gets created.
2. Seen: Al Pacino in "The Devil's Advocate."
3. Tasted: Swedish blood sausage.
4. Learned: How you get rid of an eye worm.
5. Smelled: The reek that comes with cleaning out a rat's nest.
6. Heard: The sound a human body makes when it hits the ground from a great height.
7. Seen: The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after midnight.
8. Heard: The failed campaign song "Hillary 4 U and Me" -- that's nothing against Hillary or her campaign, I just really wish I had never heard that song. Even writing this now, the tune just appeared in my head again.
OK, your turn!
Scott Lamb is a senior editor at BuzzFeed.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
— Larry Magid, co-director of the non-profit organization Connect Safely
Thursday, December 18, 2008
For more information, read Benedict Carey's article in today's New York Times.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
—Ben Nighthorse Campell on the lack of Indian representation in Washington
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
Hero Reports, a new Web site by MIT doctoral candidate Alyssa Wright, is tracking stories of everyday acts of courage, mapping goodwill in the same way others map home values and crime rates. It was inspired by the New York subway's "See Something, Say Something" campaign, but seeks not to uncover acts of terrorism, but to tap a zeitgeist of good, promote a civic culture and reflect the communities we live in.
Wednesday July 23, 2008
» A Hero Report on YouTube: The Hugging Saint
Thursday September 4, 2008
» Famed psychologist Dr. Philip Zimbardo looks at how heroism can be "democratized"
Monday September 15, 2008
» Ushahidi hopes to save lives by "crowdsourcing" crisis information
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008