[nonostantement #133] - travel influencers / rapha / the implosion of bonapetit
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[Video] - When a band plays instruments made of TVs or air fans, you can bet they are from Tokyo.
Speaking of Japan, did you know that in that country compulsory waist measurements are taken yearly and, if you are considered above the recommended size, you will be referred on for nutritional and exercise advice? Now you do know!
[Video] - This girl made a video that became viral a couple of weeks ago, now she’s back with “Travel influencers be like:”, making fun of #TravelIsLife people. I met for work my share of characters like the ones in the video and I find this portrait… so authentic!
A collection of beautiful images from Hong Kong in the 70s and 80s, by Keith Macgregor.
An interesting article about the brand Rapha, showing how it became the global benchmark for brand community management. A must read for everyone working in branding and social media.
Thanksgiving 2012 was the most-Instagrammed day ever: more than 10 million Thanksgiving-themed posts were published that day. That’s more than 200 photos per second.
“You Need At Least One Picture Daily, if Not, You’re Dead”: How new routines and intensified economic pressures are among today’s digital workers, supplanting the ideal of creation with intensified competition amid constantly changing technological, social, and commercial ecologies.
[Video] - A deep analysis of the racist YouTube channel implosion at 'Bon Appétit'. In my classes and even in my own projects for clients I used a lot that channel as a great example of ‘personability’ of online content as a way to engage more and more deeply with target audience. Well, it turns out nothing is perfect.
With the scarcity of entertainment venues, Airbnb’s listings in London are being turned into illegal pop-up nightclubs that risk aiding the spread of coronavirus. As far as I know, this was not something rare even a while ago.
What could be the next Facebook’s power grab? Internet connection. Facebook’s products growth is slowing, even just because the market is being saturated. The social network has its eyes firmly set on the three billion people - mostly in the third world - without an Internet connection. Putting them online can easily build brand loyalty among them and contribute to Facebook’s dominant position in emerging markets with tremendous demographic growth.
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