Busy, busy, busy. So much to do, so much to learn, so much to laugh about, so little time.
The modern man (or woman) knows happiness lies in reaching a balance between work, learning, and creating, playing and imagining. In this issue we teach you how to spot idiots, make the most of Facebook polls, ensure online security is not taken lightly, get off your chair once in a while and choose the right social media for your company.
After all this learning, why don’t you relax by shooting yourself a known terrorist, or if that’s not your cup of tea, sit back and relax watching the amazing creations of Arthur Ganson.
A useful (and very funny, and rather saucy) handbook for identifying idiots. >>DISCOVER
Turn Facebook surveys into something valuable for your business or brand. >>LEARN
Sitting down, for at least eight hours each day, might be the worst thing we do for our health. >>WATCH
Sony admitted it would miss its goal to have PlayStation Network services restored by last week. >>OOPS
The game recreates bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and puts you behind the weapon of a member of Navy SEALS Team Six, which gunned down the world’s most wanted terrorist just a few days ago. This kind of instant video game appeals to some gamers who want to relive reality in video games. >>BE DISTURBED.
Sculptor and engineer Arthur Ganson talks about his work — kinetic metal sculptures that mix high art with gearhead humor and explores deep philosophical ideas and is gee-whiz fun to look at.
Ganson has been an artist-in-residence at MIT (where his show “Gestural Engineering” is ongoing) and has shown his work around the world — including a current show at the phaeno in Wolfsburg, Germany. >>BE AMAZED
Social media marketing is expected to dominate this year — so much so that 81% of CMOs plan to link their annual revenues to their social media investment, according to a recent survey by The CMO Club and Bazaarvoice. But the growing list of online social media sites makes choosing the right route complicated. From Facebook to YouTube to Digg and beyond, which media outlets will net the most bang for the buck in terms of customer communication, brand exposure, traffic, and SEO?