Weekly Web Harvest for 2019-07-07

  • At VidCon, Influencers, Fans, And Brands Seemed Ready To Leave YouTube Behind
    At one point, the party converged around an Instagram-famous Pomeranian wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses. The dog’s owner was trying to yell out the dog’s Instagram handle over the sound of guests singing Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” on a karaoke machine on the other side of the room.
  • TheyDrawIt!: An Authoring Tool for Belief-Driven Visualization
    This is really solid.

    Need to look at the privacy stuff but an awesome thing to exist.

  • EarthRoamer – The Global Leader in Luxury Expedition Vehicles
    Since 1998, EarthRoamer has been redefining luxury camping and overland travel with our solar/diesel hybrid, four-wheel drive Xpedition Vehicles (XVs).
  • Old Weather
    Help scientists transcribe Arctic and worldwide weather observations recorded in ship’s logs since the mid-19th century.
  • You Can Apply to Hunt Pythons With Shotguns in Florida
    There are currently 40 paid snake hunters who hunt pythons in the Everglades. Remarkably, they earn anywhere from $8.25-$15 an hour, plus an additional $50 for each python. They also get $25 for every foot of length beyond four feet, as well as a $200 bonus for each nest. This new shotgun initiative will bump the number of hunters to 120.
  • The Navy’s USS Gabrielle Giffords and the Future of Work – The Atlantic
    Unbeknownst to the participants, the scoring rules changed partway through the game. When this happened, he noticed that players who scored high on conscientiousness did worse. Instead of adapting to the new rules, they kept doing what they were doing, only more intently, and this impeded their performance. They were the victims of their own dogged persistence.

    –not sure how much of this whole thing makes sense but interesting to see how people think about it

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