by Tony Chen Movies to look forward to in '09, letting others surf the web for you, design thinking from IDEO, stats you should know - here are this week's savviest links. Pick of the week I check 5 sites everyday: gmail, drudge, cnn, facebook, and (of course) savvy daddy. Here's my nomination for a 6th: Newsified. why surf the web when others can surf it for you? Some stats 1 in 50 people worldwide are on Facebook, I think it's gonna keep growing. And I wonder if it's gonna take over email at some point as a way for people to communicate. Number of stay-at-home dads has doubled since 1999. The only surprise here is that a major newspaper actually reported it. 1 in 12.5 million spam emails result in a purchase. That one naive person who actually responds is what keeps these guys in (a multi-million dollar) business. Arrggh. Some lists The 50 Biggest Movies of 2009, 2 of which are based on toys. Here's another 20 toys that deserve movie-status. I'm still waiting for a Lego movie. 50 dad blogs to check out -- you'll probably be familiar with most of these, but there are still quite a few gems. 50 best places to raise your kids -- While I find these lists interesting, I find them oddly offensive as well. Good kids grow up all around the world when they are raised well. Or maybe it's just sour grapes. 19 best read-aloud books ever and 13 award-winning toys Why Kids Lie - an age-by-age guide Some perspective IDEO's CEO on Design Thinking - One of my favorite companies in the world talking about one of my favorite topics - Could design thinking be applied to our lives as dads? 10 pictures of the earth we all gotta see - inspiring. The overparenting crisis & the new trend toward "benign neglect" - this is the most popular article on Babble. Hooray for kids everywhere. Nonetheless, I wonder if overparenting is a lot like pride - you can only see it in others, but not yourself. Why I'm happy the stock market crashed Re-assessing the dangers of BPA in Plastics - just stay away from BPA, okay? Learning how to be a programmer... kiddie-style What is the most visited page on savvy daddy, aside from the homepage? It's this Jon & Kate thread of course. Love or hate 'em, folks are watching the show. And finally, a linkfest would not be complete without a useless time-waster: Fathers-in-Chief, Babble ranks the parenting of all our previous presidents.
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