I’ve been tweeting since 2006. I’m user 926. A while back I unfollowed almost everyone, set my tweets to expire after 14 days and mostly post links at this point. I’m not going to delete my Twitter account, but I am going to begin posting elsewhere – my own blog.
All data leaks. This is not a property of the internet, but a property of data — just ask the Pharaohs of Egypt about their secret tombs. Data is observed (and therefore replicated), or obliterated through time. All public data has the power to replicate on its own. That may seem a strange statement, but I mean that it doesn’t have to be pushed to be preserved. It can be copied, learned by new people, archived in strange places, and ultimately passes out of control.
The seventh day of the week, the seventh day of life.
Source: Oliver Sacks: Sabbath
An increasingly robust body of evidence suggests that even athletes need to be worried about movement. A recent study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found that “prolonged sedentary time was independently associated with deleterious health outcomes regardless of physical activity.” That’s because, as Blahnik says, you “can’t exercise your way out of sedentariness.”
The way to build a great anything — a product, a company, a book, a blog, an app, a service, a movie, anything — is not to obsess over not making mistakes. That leads to paralysis. Try to avoid mistakes, sure. But recognize that you’ll inevitably make some, and create a culture and work ethic where mistakes get identified and fixed.