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