Hey, you. You with the expertise in “servers and enterprise class storage.” What were you doing in 2011? If you’re not currently adjusting the temperature on the official Beyoncé archive in Midtown Manhattan–button up that cardi, it gets chilly in there!–you did that entire year wrong.
As GQ magazine’s recent cover story crowning Queen Bey “Miss Millenium” revealed, the sex on a some very-well-rounded sticks songstress is something of a total self-quantifying maniac:
Does any corner of New York society remain untouched by the go-go spirit of the raging tech boom? Apparently not.
It seems the culture of optimization has advanced even unto the lofty reaches of Vanity Fair, with this month’s issue containing an exploration of the quantified self by culture critic James Wolcott (not yet available online). And to tee up for his colleague’s column, no less a personality than head honcho Graydon Carter himself opened up the issue with his thoughts on the matter.
His editor’s letter begins, “Not to generalize, but mankind can be divided into three groups.” This’ll be good!
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Don’t call it a startup–at least not yet–but Foursquare cofounder Naveen Selvadurai dropped some hints about an upcoming personal project at an event at Union Square Monday evening, as Erick Schonfeld revealed on Twitter.
The de-Crunched tech blogger was at the VC firm for an event about “Networked Health,” and Mr. Selvadurai’s proposition, taken straight from the Quantified Self rule book, sounded like it fit right in:
For a good portion of late 2010 and early 2011 Foursquare was focused mostly on keeping up with their user growth and building out their team. Luckily they have now tackled that problem and are able to iterate faster on the service, with a focus on surfacing data to make check ins more relevant to user. Read More