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Linkness. What we’ve been reading | June 8, 2012

by Nextness published June 8, 2012 posted in Linkness

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If you only read one thing.

  • Making choices in the age of information overload. “Economists have a name for these cues that companies employ to convey their hidden strength: signaling.” | NYTimes.com



  • The agency business is dead | Business Insider
  • The perfected self: B. F. Skinner’s notorious theory of behavior modification was denounced by critics 50 years ago as a fascist, manipulative vehicle for government control. But Skinner’s ideas are making an unlikely comeback today, powered by smartphone apps that are transforming us into thinner, richer, all-around-better versions of ourselves. The only thing we have to give up? Free will. | The Atlantic
  • We’re creating a culture of innovation | Joe Kraus Blog


  • The unique cultural challenges of marketing to China’s new middle class | Fast Company
  • Why working-class people vote conservative | The Guardian
  • In Europe, downward mobility is now a reality | guardian.co.uk
  • How the art market thrives on inequality | NYTimes.com


  • Great UX continues with motivation: how to continue to earn respect and clout as UXers within our organizations | Johnny Holland
  • Curation and the questions no one is asking | Mark Armstrong
  • Take a leaf out of improv comedians’ books and adopt the “Yes, and…” approach: less ego, more openness, more possibility | The 99 Percent
  • Our emotional attachment to interfaces. “Changing your profile layout is tantamount to some stranger running up and giving you a haircut against your will” | Cyborgology

On Nextness this week.

  • 10 things Junior’s loving right now. | NEXTNESS
  • TEDxSydney 2012: Third time’s a charm. | NEXTNESS

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