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11/9/2011 12:13:10 PM

Tags: Twitter finds, Twitter, referendum votes, GOP, Tomorrow We Disappear, Steve, Case, sharing economy, Noah Scalin, Kickstarter, Talking Points Memo, The Atlantic, Etsy, David Doody


Some of the best stuff from the Twitter feeds we follow... 

Talking Points Memo (@TPM): Kyle Leighton weighs in on the rejection of far-right Republican ideas shown in last night’s referendum votes around the country:

[V]oters in some key states where Republicans had made gains rejected those ideas through statewide referendums, striking not only at the party but at the very reason for electing them — their ideas. If election day 2011 tells us anything, it’s not just that overreaching in this political environment is a bad move, but it’s a spectacularly bad one.

None of last night’s roundup of referendum votes were close…

Read all of “The Hangover: One Year After Electing GOP, Voters Reject Their Ideas” 

Kickstarter’s (@kickstarter) Project of the Day:

The documentary “Tomorrow We Disappear”:

For hundreds of years roaming artists traveled the Indian countryside, creating the stories, the mythological backbone that would unite a country. Before radio, film, and television, these artists helped form what we now call the Web of India. 

In the 1950s the artists ended their itinerant routes and moved into vacant land beside a jungle in West Delhi. They called their new home the Kathputli Colony. The colony is now a tinsel slum, providing home to some of the world's greatest street magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers. But last year the government sold the Kathputli land to real estate developers; the slum is to be bulldozed and cleared for development.

Our film, "Tomorrow We Disappear," will take you into the world of the Kathputli Colony, to experience the last remnants of its unique culture before it's too late.


Read more about “Tomorrow We Disappear

The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic): Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, on how Steve Case and his firm, Revolution, are driving the sharing economy: 

A luxury-home network. A car-sharing company. An explosive deal site. Maybe you see three random ideas. Case and his team saw three bets that paid off thanks to a new Web economy that promotes power in numbers and access over ownership. The so-called sharing economy has taken off in the Great Recession, as companies like Netflix and Zipcar have allowed the exchange of DVDs, cars, clothes, couches, and even kitchen utensils. The promise of a post-ownership society is that we can do more, own less, and rent the rest with Web-enabled companies. That's a huge break for cash-strapped families in a weak recovery. Whether it's good news for companies who rely on customers to buy new thing, rather than share old purchases, is much more complicated.

Read all of “How Steve Case and Revolution Are Driving the Sharing Economy” 

Etsy’s (@Etsy) Online Lab: Get Unstuck with Noah Scalin:

Stuck in a rut? I hope you’ll join us on Friday, November 18 for an Online Lab with king of creativity, Noah Scalin. You might know his Skull-a-Day project or his last book, 365: A Daily Creativity Journal. Well, he’s at it again with his newest book called Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work, and in Your Studio. He’ll be joining us in the Online Labs to share tips for getting unstuck creatively. So, if you need a jolt of inspiration, tune in! You’re not going to want to miss out on this one. 

Find out more about the Etsy Online Lab, “Get Unstuck with Noah Scalin”  

Source: @UtneReader 

Image from the documentary "Tomorrow We Disappear" 

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