This video is awesome and fun and funny for a number of reasons. First, it's a really clever way to show that Ariana Grande can do music impressions so well that the audience didn't believe it was her at first (did anybody else notice the "wait, what?" in the audience's silence?). Second, all of the side jokes were awesome (I love this season of SNL so much). But more than anything, what if music streaming worked like that? I know that it's not the point of the sketch, but what else would be true if this scenario was true for all of the internet?
What if content providing services needed people to sit around and watch the levels for individual products? Like security guards watching the cameras for one room at a time. I can't help but image a warehouse full of people checking the rates of the different types of things searched for on Google. How're spellchecking searches going? We're losing power on the "facts about celebrities" search stream! Quick! Is Kevin Spacey married and how many movies has Tina Fey made? No time for that! We need to start taking pictures for people to put in their presentation slides! Or how would Amazon handle this reality? They don't need to stream
I am so tired. I don't even know how to describe it. Just drained. Last week was the 19th annual ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) in San Francisco. This was an exciting and rewarding week for a number of reasons. I got to visit San Francisco for the first time. I got to hang out with all of the awesome people I met at last year’s CSCW. I got to present for the first time at an academic conference. I got to ride on a cart through LAX passing all the other grumpy travelers! What a time of splendor! But I didn't fully realize how hard I pushed myself last week, until now, when I'm still tired. I'm actually limiting this blog post specifically because I can barely, barely, type coherent sentences. So I'm putting forth a list of wellness TODO's to help myself re-energize and get back on track.
Actually, it turns out that was a boring, over-share-y list. Instead, I'll remind myself of some more generic motivation/jet-lag/hangover tips, since that seems the best combination of my symptoms.