July 7th, 2017

Well there went the first week of July!

So fast!

And now you’re all ready for… your Friday Links!! (amirite?)

Factitious

Factitious

A quick little quiz site that tests how well you can spot a fake news item versus a genuine, fact-based, properly researched news story.

There are some surprising items in here.

Sent in by Traci T.

It Is As If You Were Doing Work

It Is As If You Were Doing Work

If by “work” you mean “very repetitive tasks with no meaning but due immediately.”

This is making the rounds and it’s a little weird but fun.

Sent in by Trevor M.

Hipster Sound

Hipster Sound

“Stay focused, improve productivity or just relax by creating a stress-free ambience.”

Basically: Sound loops of several distinct environments so you can “act like” you are working in a Café in Paris, or Texas, or a variety of restaurant ambiences. Or just natural environmental sounds like rain.

“It is as if you were doing your real work in a fake café…” 😉

There are more options if you sign up. Sort of interesting.

Monkey Kick-Off

Monkey Kick-Off

You are a monkey with a ball. You want to kick the ball as far as possible.

Go ahead. Try. 🙂

Challenging. Simple! But definitely challenging.

Bonus Link!

Retronaut: September 1942 – Making The New York Times

Retronaut: September 1942 - Making The New York Times

“In September 1942, Office of War Information photographer Marjory Collins paid a visit to the offices of the New York Times, located at the iconic One Times Square and an annex on 43rd Street.

“There, she documented each step of the messy, physical process as news coming in over the wires was sorted, edited, rewritten, laid out, and printed, all under an ever-approaching deadline.”

To see how much things have REALLY changed in how news is disseminated, this is a good starting point. So much hard work.

These have been your Friday Links! Please: enjoy responsibly.

See you next week.

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