The reading list: Week 6
October 5, 2010 3 Comments
It’s that time again when we let you know what journalists, journals and online articles have been the focus of our hack-ttention.
Please let us know of any other interesting blogs/sites/articles by commenting below, emailing us at email@example.com or tweeting us (@wannabehacks). Here goes…
First up is The Signs That You’re Ready To Start Freelancing; a kind of personality test for potential freelancers . Although it’s written with web designers in mind, the advice it gives is not specific to tech types and should be heeded by anyone who is thinking about writing, subbing and doing anything for themselves. Note the need to cost effectively and accurately, The Freelancer will testify to this.
Next up is The Telegraph’s map of the tech scene in London which notes how the capital’s digital industries are thriving and lists a whole host of digital start up companies which have done well in the capital in recent years.
Our third link is an uplifting blog from Men with Pens why you should write when life sucks. It’s layed on a bit thick but the message is a good one: that writing when the chips are down is a good escape and can make what you produce particularly vivid.
Then we have a page that you should definitely bookmark – 100 smart ways to use LinkedIn. It’s a resource to dip in and out of rather than consume all at once but effectively is a long list of good ways to use LinkedIn to benefit your business and career.
Finally, we have the Guardian interview with Malcolm Gladwell, the author of best-selling book The Tipping Point, in which it’s suggested that online social networks don’t actually represent the future of protest as some people think and actually doesn’t promote any passionate engagement that results in social change. It’s controversial to say the least.
Anything we have missed? Pop it in the comments.