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How Online Mobs Act Like Flocks Of Birds

“A growing body of research suggests that human behavior on social media — coordinated activism, information cascades, harassment mobs — bears striking similarity to this kind of so-called “emergent behavior” in nature: occasions when organisms like birds or fish or ants act as a cohesive unit, without hierarchical direction from a designated leader. How that local response is transmitted — how one bird follows another, how I retweet you and you retweet me — is also determined by the structure of the network. For birds, signals along the network are passed from eyes or ears to brains pre-wired at birth with the accumulated wisdom of the millenia. For humans, signals are passed from screen to screen, news feed to news feed, along an artificial superstructure designed by humans but increasingly mediated by at-times-unpredictable algorithms. It is curation algorithms, for example, that choose what content or users appear in your feed; the algorithm determines the seven birds, and you react.”

Read more at Noema: How Online Mobs Act Like Flocks Of Birds

Adobe will be charging extra to use some fancy colors

“It’s very likely you don’t give a great deal of thought to where the digital colors you use originally came from. Nor, probably, have you wondered who might “own” a particular color, when you picked it when creating something in Photoshop. But a lot of people are about to give this a huge amount of their attention, as their collection of PSD files gets filled with unwanted black, due to a licensing change between Adobe and Pantone.”

“As of now, widely used Adobe apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign will no longer support Pantone-owned colors for free, and those wishing for those colors to appear in their saved files will need to pay for a separate license. And this is real life.”

Read more at Kotaku.com: You’re Going To Have To Pay To Use Some Fancy Colors In Photoshop Now

What is flow state?

Flow is a state of mind that occurs when a person is totally immersed in an activity. It can occur when during a wide variety of tasks such as when a person is learning, being creative, or participating in a sport. When in a flow state, people pay no attention to distractions and time seems to pass without any notice.

“Researchers have identified 22 “flow triggers” that can catalyze flow states by either preparing yourself or your environment for them. In this interview with Big Think, researcher and writer Steven Kotler explains how to utilize flow triggers, and also how to understand the intrinsic motivators that drive flow states.”

Plasmic – A Figma Alternative

It supports importing designs from Figma. It provides most of the features for free and unlocks things like more extended version history, analytics, and other special features for teams when you opt for a premium plan. It is not just limited to designing the web pages but also supports A/B testing to experiment and improve the user interaction of your website.

Adobe to Acquire Figma

“Big news in the world of digital creative tech: Adobe today announced that it would acquire Figma for $20 billion, taking out one of its biggest rivals in the realm of digital design. The deal is a mix of cash and stock, Adobe said. The deal is expected to close in 2023, “subject to the receipt of required regulatory clearances and approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions, including the approval of Figma’s stockholders.”

Read More: Adobe snaps up Figma for $20B

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Burning Man 2022 Highlights


Beautiful highlights from Burning 2022. The first Burning Man in two years.
“60,000 people returned this year for a week in the desert with no cell service, public trash or money changing hands. Amazing, over achieving artists set up large-scale sound and interactive art installations-many of which were burned. Black Rock City, NV is an ephemeral town that exists for only one week each year, during Burning Man, a radical gathering. experience. Soundtrack by Super Duper”