[nonostantement #130] - youtubers & irregular immigrants / fire & masks / hollywood portfolio
Now with MORE pictures!
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a weekly newsletter with innocent, dissentious and aberrant stuff found all over the Internet.
Buongiorno, my name is Joele and I am the guy running this newsletter. I collect links during the week and send them on Sunday. Why? Because I am online a lot because of my work - I am a Digital Strategist - and I love to share what I find.
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Emails between Zuckerberg and his partners are being revealed during the hearing on antitrust issues in tech. Interesting read, for example about Facebook buying Instagram: “There are network effects around social products and a finite number of different social mechanics to invent. Once someone wins at a specific mechanic, it’s difficult for others to supplant them without doing something different.”
YouTubers are teaching people how to migrate illegally posting videos with detailed operational information about crossing into Europe.
With the Youtube filter bubble simulator “Theirtube” you can experience how the YouTube home page looks for a Conspiracist or a Climate Denier (among other examples). A fascinating project about AI's effect on media and truth.
“Please, My Digital Archive. It’s Very Sick.” new cues to something already well-established but not enough known to the general public: our generation will be the first with almost no memories, as we relied on digital media for our pictures, journals and generally to archive our lives.
Another much discussed topic is how (or better, when) robots and AI will replace humans in the future of work. An unsettling question for knowledge workers: “How Can an A.I. Develop Taste?”
A Screen–Time expert reconsiders her advice, reflecting on her pre-pandemic pronouncements about children’s technology use and offering new advice, like focus on feelings, not screens.
[Video] - I remember reading Jaron Lanier’s works at the dawn of the Internet age. His voice is still more than relevant today, so don’t miss he talking about Facebook, YouTube, Google and social media ruining your life.
[Video] - Fire. That’s a nice and safe way to test if… “Do Masks Work Or Not??”
How did the Casio F91W Become a Terrorist Icon? A simple question about a simple watch.
Impressive pictures of Islam's holiest site in Mecca, for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down hajj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic.
Amateur photographer Alberto di Lenardo’s work was, for many years, hidden away in a secret room. It has been luckily discovered and now published on a book - a nice collection of his pictures has been published by The Guardian. Check out more on his granddaughter’s instagram account.
I have always thought there was something refreshingly uncanny in the portraits from the “The 2014 Vanity Fair Hollywood Portfolio” but I discovered only a few days ago about the strict rules imposed by the photographer.