Suggested reads for May 23rd, 2015

Today’s suggestions are – in my opinion – little pearls. The kind of reading that takes time to be assimilated, and then some other time to grow inside you and take you to some new ideas or approach… Enjoy them!

Suggested reads for May 18th, 2015

I’ve been offline with my family this week-end, so the list comes a bit late. To make amend this time I’m proposing seven links, instead of the usual five…

An Inside Look at Facebook’s Method for Hiring Designers

It’s critical to remember that for every talented designer who graduates from a formal program, there’s another of equal caliber who learned independently.

… an excerpt from Julie Zhuo (extensive) interview over First Round Review.

How the rise of mobile apps will help Apple, Google and Facebook kill the Internet as we know it

In 2010, we spent an average of two hours and 22 minutes on the Internet on our computers and 24 minutes on mobile. By the end of last year we added almost two extra hours of Internet time on mobile devices and shaved three minutes from computers.
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Thirty-two percent of our time here is spent playing games and a quarter is spent on social networks, with three-quarters of that spent on Facebook. From a snobbish perspective, there’s little reassurance that mobile devices are making us better people. We spend two percent of this time on mobile reading news and two percent using productivity tools. Goodbye New York Times, hello Angry Birds.

James Robinson at PandoDaily – How the rise of mobile apps will help Apple, Google and Facebook kill the Internet as we know it

Still on Facebook, but Finding Less to Like

I used Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest achievements of my sisters and their children, and the many members of my extended family.

But lately, my formerly hyperactive Facebook life has slowed to a crawl. I’ve found that most of my younger relatives have graduated from high school and have deleted their accounts or whittled them down until there is barely any personal information left. As for my own account, I rarely add photographs or post updates about what I’ve been doing. Often, the only interesting thing on the site is the latest $WEBSITE article that my friends are reading — and I can go directly to $WEBSITE for that.
Jenna WorthamStill on Facebook, but Finding Less to Like

Facebook is just fine

So if you find your Facebook newsfeed full of inanity, start hiding. It’s easy. If you’re friends with a loudmouth, shut ‘em up. Simple. This isn’t magic. Facebook made it easy to hide for a reason — they know they won’t always get it right. One person can only read so many status updates in a single day. Make ‘em good.
Craig ModFacebook is just fine