I love the Times (mostly) but they are so far behind in digital strategy. It's a shame because they truly lead the way in interaction design, but how are they going to pay for it? Gawker realized that the future is in social platforms that enable highly targeted advertising and lots of native content, so they launched Kinja. (Notice how display advertising has all but disappeared there?) The Times is still fiddling with how many articles you get before you have to delete your cookies.
Not a good sign.
It's sort of offensive to frame the Airbnb thing as a movement. A bunch of people with a lot of options about where to sleep making a killing while everyone else fights over a rapidly dwindling housing stock does not equal migrant farm workers fighting for fair working conditions.
There is nothing in over half a century of New York history that entitles everyone to grab any housing stock they can find and run impromptu hotels. It's illegal, and it should be.
What is it with everyone obsessing over sleep lately? Between this video (which has more to do with "change blindness" than sleep, by the way) and WNYC's annoying promo with one of their many high-pitched white dude voices saying, "I sleep so so so so so badly," like WTF? You want to sleep more, drink more brown liquor or smoke more pot or whatever.
These are really hilarious. Thanks!
Except for here.
Come join the group!
Also for the record, I hope that this at least opens up a dialog with the developer about what kind of retail tenant would actually benefit the community. But the Trader Joe's angle gets the people talking!
Is there any usage of GroupMe outside of South by Southwest?
Eh, I got my heat turned back on. You really don't appreciate things like indoor heating until they are taken away. But I have a generally pleasant relationship with existence. Sure, I'm not totally grooving on love or work right now, but just being here is kinda fun.
It was instrumental in catapulting Julia Alison and that crazy boyfriend guy of hers to fame and fortune.
@allyzay Yeah, the advice here is very much catering to this (seemingly insufferable) mother's wishes. This guy is an adult. How about he invites the mother and her husband to his house for Christmas, where drinking and smoking is allowed/encouraged? They would decline and feel self-righteous about it. He is asking for permission to do the same. Permission granted.