And I’m back with the first installment of Sunday’s Top Links for the new year!
Fastcodesign recapped their 2011 with their top essays on innovation from the past year, including essays on Steve Jobs, disruptive innovations, the 4P’s of marketing, design, and more.
In this TED Talk, Stefon Harris performs an improv with his Jazz Quartet, followed by some insight into the idea of mistakes. Essentially we learn how many actions are perceived as mistakes, only because we don’t react to them appropriately.
This infographic gives us some perspective on how we use Facebook. It breaks down things based on popularity, sentiment, timing, and more, giving us some interesting insight along the way.
Clay Shirkey takes a very real look at the state of newspapers, the impact of paywalls, and the future of content in general. Ultimately he says it is up to the core users to decide how everything will play out.
Finally, Lifehacker shared their updated guide on when to buy anything during the new year. The breakdown shows you the ideal months to buy electronics, furniture, clothing, appliances and more. And for a micro look, check out their Best Days of the Week to Buy Anything.