The human body. Such a marvel of engineering. We can do amazing stuff with this machine, things that are many times EXTREMELY difficult to mimic with any machine. If you only consider using the body as a physical tool we are amazing when it comes to detailed movement and interaction, walking upright och playing basketball. [...]
After a hard night out on the town me and my friend went out for a cozy Valentine’s day walk on Södermalm. We started out with pizza (hey, we were out until 6 in the morning last night, give us a break), and went on to pick up a couple of semlor (if you ever [...]
“I did not have sex with that woman… miss Lewinsky” is not a good strategy. Why? Because it’s untrue. If you think back at the Clinton/Lewinsky-affair, the big issue wasn’t really that Bill was unfaithful, but rather that he kept lying himself into a corner. Tiger Woods did the same thing. In Sweden we have [...]
I‘ve always been interested in economics, because economics is a great way to model, measure and understand human behavior. In a TED-talk I watched over a bowl of indian curry (I got stuck alone in the office over lunch), Loretta Napoleoni explains the economics of terrorism and how it relates to the economics of the [...]
This isn’t brand new by any standards, but it reminds me (and perhaps you) that sometimes, bad ass is just… bad ass. The Subaru also seems to carry a bit more fun & punch than those german Volkmobiles, wouldn’t you say? Thanks to Juha for sharing.
I have a few extra invites here to give away to you wonderful readers of Walternaeslund.com. Drop me a couple of lines in a comment and let me know if you want one. Actually, I’ll probably give priority to pingbacks. Link Love 4 ever baby!
I love technology, and can’t help myself when it comes to trying out new services and dissecting new gear into the tiniest spec-sheet detail. Most of the time I do this only out of love for technology. Trying out a super unstable alpha or beta of a new service or app is for example usually [...]
It’s late Friday. Can’t imagine a better video for an ad man to start out his weekend with than this one:
It’s just one of those days. Twingly launches it’s Twingly Channels, Google launches Wave, and (admittedly somewhat smaller) Stockholm School of Economics’ MCXL launches their new website. From what I can tell from the site, the latter is in test-phase right now, so I’ll post the link later. We were actually planning to launch some [...]
We may have some exciting news in store for you for tomorrow, so today is a non-writing-all-working day. Instead I’ll show you my favorite clip from my favorite sport, which was posted on my favorite web service by one of my favorite tweeps. Enjoy.
I‘ve done quite a bit of thinking about how the social web will make the world a better place. I’ve written about it, and also lectured about the social web, good, and evil. So when a talk by Evgeny Morozov popped on TED on the topic of how the net aids dictatorships, I was naturally [...]
With traditional tag-along advertising, we force our way into peoples homes, or rather, we sneek our way in by way of real value. This has provided us with good reach by simply paying our way in, but it also has its disadvantages – we have to behave like the uninvited guests that we are. I [...]
I love to theorize about social behavior and how it relates to our behavior on the internet. But sometimes I get the urge to be just a little more practical about things. How can we actually use all this theory? Before we dig into what I call The Hang Glider Theory, let’s gossip a little. [...]
Simon Sundén’s presentation on SEO was one of the best presentations of the entire SSWC-conference. Despite the fact that there was no projector for him to show his prepared presentation on, he still managed to present this fairly technical topic really well. Now his presentation is translated to English and presented on Slideshare. Oh, how [...]
I just got an email from Slideshare.com stating the following: Hey walternaeslund! Your presentation is currently being featured on the SlideShare homepage by our editorial team. We thank you for this terrific presentation, that has been chosen from amongst the thousands that are uploaded to SlideShare everday. Congratulations! Have a Great Day!, – the SlideShare [...]
There is a funny discussion going on about how people were fooled by the fictional Nova Barakel, who was really a marketing product for a new novel. Some people insist that you should only have “real friends” on FB, and not let people like this in, most seem to agree that this is really bad [...]
Today the “Sweden’s most swedish job”-campaign that I was involved in with Syrup Sthlm and Bizkit earlier this year came to an end. Calle Engström, who has been traveling around Sweden blogging, filming and tweeting about his experience, arrived to Stockholm and the STF hostel Af Chapman after posting 82 YouTube-films, 371 blog posts and [...]
You may remember me writing about the Facephone a while back, and also about what I called open permissions. Well – the world just got a step closer to that scenario. But it’s not coming from Facebook, It’s coming from Google. In addition the groundbreaking technology of Google Wave, Google’s new service Google Voice is [...]
Ok. So I’m now live with the Google Wave developers preview sandbox, and so far it feels very very cool, though somewhat confusing at first. My first impression is that it is not like anything I’m used to. It’s sort of like a mix of everything, threading discussions and topics all over the place. Somehow [...]
An golden email appeared in my inbox yesterday. Subject: “An invitation to Google Wave Developer Sandbox”. I ran down to the local 7-Eleven to pick up some potato chips and Jolt Cola only to realize upon getting back that the link in the email led to a form, and that it’s going to take another [...]