Weekend reading list – week of February 9

February 13, 2015

Each week, TP1 shares the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of February 9.

The importance of framing
Whether or not a movie is visually appealing depends of how shots are framed. Online creator Tony Zhou gives us a brilliant example of successful framing with a descriptive video featuring scenes from the movie Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.
Watch it on Konbini

Spoiling Burning Man?
Last year, billionaire businessman Jim Tananbaum, CEO of Foresite Capital, threw himself an unforgettable 50th birthday bash at Burning Man, the sybaritic festival that takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock desert every year. According to the diehards, this celebration totally violated the ten principles that guide Burning Man. This led to some big questions…
Read it on Bloomberg Business

Paying to comment
Last week, we shared an article about the fact that many online media have abolished the comments section on their websites. Innovation being what it is, Tablet, an online publication out of the U.S. has gone ever farther: to deter trolls, Tablet has monetized their comments section. That’s right – you have to pay to comment!
Read it in Le Devoir (French only)

Girl power
Entrepreneurs Eileen Carey and Lauren Mosenthal strongly believe that more women belong in tech. That’s why they created The Glass Breakers, an online platform that matches women in tech with peer mentors. Kind of like a dating website, but for professional advancement.
Read it on Fast Company

Your Facebook legacy 
Facebook has just announced a new functionality: you can now choose who controls your account after your die. Who will your “legacy contact” be?
Read it on The Verge

Book recommendation of the week:
Considered an industry “Bible”, Rails with AngularJS outlines ways to connect these modern and high performance (respectively) technologies. Written by industry experts, Kevin Faustino and Obie Fernandez, this technical book provides a wealth of information to help you create integrated applications using both technologies.


Read and recommended by Jalbert Lévesque, Web developer at TP1.

Happy reading!
– The TP1 team

Image from Burning Man