Happy Independence Day everyone and welcome to this week’s top links!
Justin Kan, founder of Justin.TV and SocialCam, recently wrote this article for TechCrunch about the the dynamics of startups. Most importantly he talks about how many startups commit suicide rather than truly fail.
CNN brings us an interesting perspective on the current state and future of social networks. In the article they talk about the ever present trends of tribalism in the digital world, information overload, and how the model is yet to be perfected.
In this YouTube video, Professor Marlitta Hill delivers a brilliant, creative, and controversial lecture to her class on the long stigmatized word ‘nigger’. You can find part 2 of the speech here.
The latest social network, Google+, has been the trending topic for the past week, and in this article from Fast Company, we get their perspective on how this one will play out. Also, a great post from Chris Brogan has a list of 50 things to consider in regards to Google+.
99% brings us a mashup of 9 great interviews from some of the greatest minds we’ve ever seen. In this article we get insight into the minds of creative leaders such as Steve Jobs, Ernest Hemingway, Ansel Adams, and more.
And if you missed last week’s links, check them out here.