[nonostantement #123] - dave chapelle / the yes men / blm brands responses
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Buongiorno cari, Joele Lucherini here - strategist, teacher, speaker and that guy you need to call for all things digital. Hope you will enjoy this issue… and if you do, don’t forget to share it with your friends. It’s the best way to show your support ;)
”Eppure io credo che se ci fosse un po' più di silenzio, se tutti facessimo un po' di silenzio, forse qualcosa potremmo capire…”
“If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet... maybe we could understand something.”
– F. Fellini
Facebook Account Copying Trump's Posts Word-for-Word Gets Flagged for Inciting Violence
”The warning was received yesterday by ‘Will they suspend me’—a profile conducting an experiment sharing Trump's updates verbatim to see how the platform responds. It uses the handle @suspendthepres on Twitter, where the test is also ongoing.”
This Simple Facial Recognition Search Engine Can Track You Down Across the Internet
”PimEyes, a Polish facial recognition website, is a free tool that allows anyone to upload a photo of a person’s face and find more images of that person from publicly accessible websites like Tumblr, YouTube, WordPress blogs, and news outlets.”
Trump Camp Runs Ads on D.C. Cable to Ease the Boss’ Anxieties and Buck Up Congressional GOPers
”over the past month, the Trump campaign has spent slightly more than $400,000 on cable news ads in the Washington, D.C., area […]
But two knowledgeable sources—one a Trump campaign adviser, the other an individual close to the president—said the D.C.-area ads had another purpose as well: to put the president himself at ease. “
How Wikipedia Lost 3 Billion Organic Search Visits To Google in 2019
”Over the years, its traffic has been decreasing, a pattern that swiftly accelerated in 2019. We'll look into how, and why, Wikipedia is experiencing such a decline.”
Amazon’s New Competitive Advantage: Putting Its Own Products First
”Brands have long been able to bid for the premier slot at the top left of Amazon’s listings, but during the pandemic the online retailer has begun using this position for its private-label items, raising antitrust concerns.”
[Video] - 8:46 - Dave Chappelle
Just watch this. And listen.
[Video] - "The Yes Men" comedy satire the W.T.O. World Trade Organization
[Video] - The Yes Men Fix The World, P2P Edition FULL MOVIE (2009) (w/subtitles)
”The Yes Men are a culture jamming activist duo and network of supporters created by Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos. Through actions of tactical media, The Yes Men primarily aim to raise awareness about what they consider problematic social issues.”
These guys inspired me a lot in the past.
[Video] - David Bowie (1983) Inclusion Example
”David Bowie understood the impact of exclusion in business, and to culture and society, and it’s evident that he wasn’t afraid to call it out in this 1983 interview on MTV.”
When More Information Leads to More Uncertainty
”Every day we are faced with a torrent of information from news articles, cable networks, social media, the White House, the Center for Disease Control – and yet, there are no clear answers.”
Atomic Tests Were a Tourist Draw in 1950s Las Vegas
”Nevada's nuclear-bomb testing spawned a spectator culture tinged with both profound fear and Sin City delight.”
‘Stop treating protests like Coachella’: influencers criticized for capitalizing on movement
”Some influencers exposed for staging photoshoots within protests while others called out for makeup trends that promote blackface”
Black Lives Matter Brand Responses
”100+ examples of brands responding to Black Lives Matter Movement”
Brands keep apologizing for racism. Why do all their posts look the same?
”The predictable and formulaic design of an Instagram apology.”
Why Hip hop is more lucrative than any other genre
”But while many people struggle to look past the profanity, materialism, and high risk messages often celebrated within mainstream rap music, hip hop culture at its core, is built on values of social justice, peace, respect, self-worth, community and having fun. And because of these values, its increasingly being used as a therapeutic tool when working with young people.”