Colombian Loafers, House Swap Envy, Online Paywalls & The Future of Foursquare

1. Kubyan loafers “hand-stitched by Colombian, single women who are responsible to feed large households.” Just the way I like ‘em.

2. Guardian Home Exchange. Pearl Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. Think they’d fancy a fortnight in Chorlton?

3. Times Paywall: Paidcontent looks at the figures, the Daily Maverick brings together the analysis.

“The paywall isn’t about The Times, but about News Corporation. The Times lost almost £90 million last year. So, the fact is the physical paper can’t even support the cost of its editorial operations and the paltry help its online cousin from means very little.”

4. A Glimpse at the Future of Foursquare. Co-founder and CEO, Dennis Crowley on “what happens after the checkin“, via Mashable.

5. “Jim wakes people up to the trends that will affect them, and challenges them to cope with a world that continues to witness constant, dramatic change.” Compelling stuff. Here’s his list of 10 Great Words.

 

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