- So, I've decided that Storify is the new newsletter -- easily shared, linked to and spread around the Web. As someone who receives far more e-mail than I can possibly read, I figure this is the best way to wrap up what we were up to on Ideas@Innovations. If you prefer a traditional firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail, well, sorry.
So, here goes the story wrap-up for the week of May 7:
MONDAY - MAY 7
- We started the week with a piece from our colleagues over at WaPo Labs on how Disney, thanks to the development of new, more sensitive touch-based technology, may be on to something with those dancing brooms:
- Then we rounded out the day with a guest blog post from filmmaker and writer Amanda Lin Costa, covering "Story Hack: Beta," where adults had a stroty-time sleepover at Lincoln Center. But this wasn't your parents' storytelling session. Instead, this was a Red Bull-swilling crowd of people ready to blow the lid on one of the most basic aspects of the human condition: storytelling.
- The interesting read came via The Wall Street Journal where I discovered that, to Facebook, I'm worth just over $80.
TUESDAY - May 8
- On Tuesday, it was all about patent trolls. The Post's Vivek Wadhwa writes that these patent enforcing, non-producing entities are similar to the gangsters of the 1930s, holding up smaller, fledgling companies while the larger corporate behemoths use patents as offensive and defensive weapons against one another.
- Our partners over at Venture Beat offered up an interesting read on how to hire the best talent in the word. Here's a hint, stop worrying about physical geography:
- Here's the video of the day, via Devour (man, can't get enough of that site). And who doesn't need to know this:
- Oh, and did Abraham Lincoln file a patent for Facebook?
- That brings us to...
WEDNESDAY - MAY 9
- Ha ha! No! Lincoln did not invent Facebook, and that's according to the guy who wrote the piece saying he did:
- But we didn't end there. As a matter of fact, this is where we started for the day: SWAG. That's right "stuff we all get" has, at least in one case, turned into stuff we all (at) Apple get: