One of the great thoughts in the book is the idea that you should set a general trajectory of where you want to go, but that you must embrace serendipity and allow your network to provide the resources necessary to turn any random events into a highly valuable one and that developing that network comes from sharing and connecting by helping others solve their problems and build things.
# Giant Plumes of Oil Found Under Gulf of Mexico - [NYTimes]
Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.
# Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options - Graphic - [NYTimes]
To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options. Facebook says it wants to offer precise controls for sharing on the Internet.
# The History of the Internet in a Nutshell
Here’s a brief history of the Internet, including important dates, people, projects, sites, and other information that should give you at least a partial picture of what this thing we call the Internet really is, and where it came from.
Useful advice for the social media
# Top 35 Flickr Groups for Infographics and Data Visualization | Inspired Magazine
Infographics are here to stay. More and more we see it trough the popularity that this kind of content reaches on Blog posts, Twitter and other social media networks, driving traffic and promoting great discussions on every kind of subject. And one of the best places to find tons of new infographics, maps, charts and other forms of data visualization goodies is, without question, Flickr Groups.