[nonostantement #142] - influencers & shopping bags / social media & feeling old / media manipulation casebook
NOW with MORE pics of buildings!
Welcome to nonostantement: a weekly newsletter with polite, subversive and contorted stuff found all over the Internet.
¡Hola! My name is Joele Lucherini and I live online. I also work there because I deal with online advertising, branding and such, all the time. This is the mail I send once a week with the cool stuff I found there, online.
Do you need a Soundtrack? This amazing execution of a Mozart concert by Hélène Grimaud (be advised: Stalin broke out in tears after hearing this composition).
Or this song: “It Never Entered My Mind” by the Miles Davis Quintet. Or both.
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[Video] - there more than 60.000 homeless residents in Los Angeles. They now have to also deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, record-breaking heat, and smoke-filled air from historic wildfires.
If you think the internet is filled with ignorant trolls and people unable to follow even the slightest education in being online... well, it started in September 1993.
How can we clean up the image of some nation ruled by an authoritarian regime? With travel influencers, of course! But, is it working?
This is exhilarating and fascinating at the same time. To be honest it is also a very smart move, in a world of “fake it until you make it”: Influencers are buying empty shopping bags to pretend they're rich.
Influencers Are the Retailers of the 2020s: “Influencers are like the new catalogue. When you have that database of inspiration [on someone’s Instagram or blog], it is so much easier than walking into a store with a whole bunch of stuff on the shelves, and you don’t know how to style it.”
Still on the “A TikTok guide for adults” trend: Why social media makes you feel so old?
Châlets of switzerland by Patrick Lambertz
The Media Manipulation Casebook is a digital research platform linking together theory, methods, and practice for mapping media manipulation and disinformation campaigns.
This is quite heavy: what can you do with deepfakes beyond stupid videos of weird actors in famous movies? Create fake porn movies of celebrities or ... people you know in real life, even underage one. WTF.
That's it for now.
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