Weekend reading list – week of January 19

January 23, 2015

Every week, TP1 shares our top 5 reads pulled from local and international sources. Here’s your can’t-miss content for the week of January 19.

Expecting a terrifying crush of humanity when they published a nude photo of Kim Kardashian on the cover, the powers-that-be at Paper Magazine expected to get a lot of traffic on their website. Discover how the development team prepared to receive all those clicks once Jean-Paul Goude historic cover was unveiled.
Read it on Medium

Gods of the Internet
Have you ever dreamed of being an online star? Perhaps with a wildly popular Instagram account or a much talked-about blog? Blogger Jeff Goins, who survived this experience, explains the less glamorous side of being a web star.
Read it on Goinswriter

Addicted to technology
Picture it: you’re sitting at your desk in your (obviously) open concept office and you’re trying to get through the day without distraction… Mission impossible in 2015? In this article, neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains why our addiction to technology is making us less productive.
Read it on The Guardian

Buckle up!
Entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk always has a project on the go. After Paypal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors, now he’s working on Hyperloop, an ultra-fast train that could reach speeds of up to 1,200 km an hour.
Read it on Quartz

Musical nostalgia
Fans of old-time tunes will hail the arrival of Radiooooo. Founded by Frenchman Benjamin Moreau, the site features popular music from all over the world, covering every decade from 1900 to today. This crowdsourced site helps users travel around the globe, one song at a time.
 Check out the Radiooooo website

Book recommendation of the week:
Yes Please! by actress, comedian, screenwriter and producer, Amy Poehler. In this book, as funny and unpretentious as Poehler herself, the American star retells many hilarious moments from her life and shares some of her best punchlines. The reading experience is ever better should you opt for the audio version, which is read by the author!


Read and recommended by Catherine Boulay, Head of content at TP1

Happy reading!
– The TP1 team

Image : Kenzo,  by Jean-Paul Goude