What are the best words to avoid on a resume? Responsible, strategic, and creative.
It's not that potential employers aren't looking for people who are responsible, strategic, and creative, it's that these words are said to be painfully overused. This information comes from LinkedIn's fourth-annual most overused words list, which was released on Wednesday.
The professional social network comes up with its word lists by sorting through its nearly 260 million member profiles worldwide and tallying up what words people use most to describe themselves.
Besides responsible, strategic, and creative, the other top-10 most overused words … Read more
William Kentridge's "The Refusal of Time" (2012) creates its own environment through the ever-morphing, large-format videos depicting the collision of technology, social upheaval, and industry. The five videos display a series of scenes, texts, shifting diagrams and papers, and laborers shown in silhouette marching across the screens. Music and voices come from eight speakers -- four large JBL studio monitors -- and four smaller megaphone-like horns that make announcements throughout the piece.
Picture and sound quality are exceptional, and while the sound is realistically loud, I never thought it was too loud. The running time is 30 … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Scene from Mrs. Doubtfire helps 7 year old save her mom's life.
- Crowdfunding political murder with Bitcoins on "The Assasination Market".
- This gadget reaches inside your brain to help you lucid dream.
- Vancouver's ban on the humble doorknob likely to be a trendsetter.
Talk about good timing.
This week, just as Twitter is about to carry out its long-awaited and highly anticipated IPO, here comes Nick Bilton's "Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal," a dramatic and detail-rich recounting of the founding and maturing of Twitter, and the never-ending power struggles that plagued the hot young company, even as it rose to worldwide prominence and importance.
In the book, Bilton, a New York Times reporter, gives the richest telling yet of how four men -- Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Noah Glass, and Biz Stone -- took … Read more
When I first heard about Steve Aoki in the mid- to late 1990s, from friends of mine (colleagues of his) at UC Santa Barbara, the future mixologist to the stars was simply described as the son of Benihana founder Rocky Aoki and the brother of supermodel Devon Aoki, who threw great parties at his Isla Vista apartment, popularly known as the Pickle Patch. The festivities have expanded, taking Aoki around the world and bringing him incredible opportunities such as collaborations with DJs Armand Van Helden, Tiesto, and Diplo, and remixing for Kanye West, Drake, and Robin Thicke.
Caught between his … Read more
William C. Lowe, the IBM executive who supervised the creation of the company's first personal computer, has died. He was 72.
Lowe died of a heart attack on October 19 in Lake Forest, Ill., his daughter, Michelle Marshall, told The New York Times.
Long a dominant force in mainframe computing for government and corporate customers, IBM became interested in the personal computer market in the late 1970s, well after brands such as Apple, Commodore, and Atari had established a beachhead. Lowe, who joined IBM as a product test engineer in 1962, was director of IBM's Boca Raton Labs … Read more
Twitter's founding story, no matter which version you believe, is one filled with backstabbing and betrayal. Though self-proclaimed inventor Jack Dorsey would have us believe that the stories aren't as salacious as have been reported, he divulged to The New Yorker reporter D.T. Max that he harbored feelings of ill will toward Twitter co-founder and one-time CEO Evan Williams.
The admission comes in a lengthy profile on Dorsey in The New Yorker entitled "Two-Hit Wonder." The profile -- a counterpoint to the unflattering portrait painted by New York Times reporter Nick Bilton in his soon-to-be … Read more
Orchestrating the construction of a whole meal is an endeavor that requires timing and patience. After the perfect combination of that classic trilogy of protein, vegetable and starch has been decided upon, the next task is to prepare it. With finding balance such an important aspect of meal-making before and during the event, a kitchen gadget that can help tie everything together in the race to the finish line, is a welcome addition to the kitchen. Especially if it knows how to subtract.
Twitter offered the public a first detailed look at its financials in a filing Thursday formally notifying the Securities and Exchange Commission that it plans to go public. The company is seeking to raise $1 billion, and an offering is expected within weeks.
With this long-awaited move, Twitter will soon join Facebook and LinkedIn as the major social-networking companies that have gone public. Then it will be up to prospective investors to decide between risk and reward.
In the filing, known as the S-1, the company said that it seeks to raise $1 billion in new cash. Twitter brought in $… Read more