Welcome to the eighth edition (!!!) of The Three Things, brought to you by Michael SchechterHowie Goldfarb, and me.

We are four days from Thanksgiving. Are you ready?

I haven’t even thought about what I’m cooking this year. I guess I’d better figure it out!

For those of you new to this series, The Three Things arrives in your inbox on Sunday mornings (unless you don’t suscribe, but that can easily be fixed if you hurry over and enter your email address or add to your RSS feed) so you have some extra time to spend perusing the obscure content we’ve curated for you (and one another) before your week begins and deadlines, meetings, and work takes over.

Making Things for the Web

Michael on Creation. Non-traditional schedules. Crippling self-doubt. Moments of uncaptured brilliance, lost forever. Being inspired by the suggestions and ideas of others to have more of your own. A wealth of people telling you the things you should do, or what they think you do poorly. These are just a few of the universal experiences shared by those of us who create for the web that were brilliantly and hilariously captured by Matthew Inman. If you’ve never heard of Inman, aka The Oatmeal… you’re welcome.

Fetish for Making Things Ignores Real Work

Howie on Perception vs. Reality. I just blogged about the silly perception of gas prices and how saving five cents a gallon is a big deal to people, even though they really saved a dollar or two. In the U.S. we talk about jobs that make things. But as my two esteemed amigos buy expensive electronic tools and gizmos, I am shocked how little of that price is the actual making of the end product.

Hundreds Register for New Facebook Website

Gini on The Facebook. I can’t decide if this is real or fake. It’s a reprint of the article that ran in The Crimson when Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook (then called The Facebook) at Harvard. It’s on the university website so I think the actual article is real, but the comments are the real gold. There are some from Zuck himself and some from the Winkelvoss twins, but the comments seem, well, uncharacteristic (based on my expert opinion from seeing a movie and reading articles).

Now it’s your turn. Is there a podcast, video, or article you think we need to see?

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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