The guest blog on Automattic’s hiring process for the Harvard Business Review ended up being pretty popular and thank you to Michelle Weber and Dan McGinn it’s been expanded into a longer version that’s now on shelves in the actual magazine! Very excited about this. If you are in an airport and see it on the stands (as above) definitely pick it up, it’s a great issue.
Brad Stone at BusinessWeek reports Automattic has acquired the great service Longreads, which you can also read about on our blog.
I wanted to share unique perspective for why the web matters in an app world with a guest post from Stratechery writer Ben Thompson:
This week Twitter was abuzz with the most recent report from Flurry that showed people spending most of their time on mobile using apps, not the browser:
Many were quick to once again declare “The Web is Dead,” but I’m not sure that conclusion makes sense, at least…
In April and May, there are Automattic team meetups and events happening in Budapest, Napa Valley, Pender Island, New Orleans, Barbados, Cardiff, Konstanz, Playa Del Carmen, Portland, Toronto, Saratoga Springs, Palermo, Edinburgh, and Lisbon. Did I mention that we’re hiring?
I did one of the “On My Phone” interviews for Vanity Fair, which is especially funny during Lent. You can read it here: WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg on Calm, Childish Gambino, and Giving Up His iPhone for Lent.
…there are vastly more possible comparisons than there are data points to compare. Without careful analysis, the ratio of genuine patterns to spurious patterns – of signal to noise – quickly tends to zero.
Tim Harford in the Financial Times has a great article calledBig data: are we making a big mistake?.
I went to Burning Man for the first time in 2013. It was an interesting experience, to say the least. It is probably the most visually stimulating place on the planet for the week it goes on, but I resisted the temptation to take too many photos and just tried to take it all in. I was mostly successful, here are some snaps I couldn’t resist taken over the course of a few days.Burning Man 2013 I went to Burning Man for the first time in 2013. It was an interesting experience, to say the least.