[nonostantement #145] - kruder & dorfmeister / fin-influencers / selfies & sharia
NOW with more Trabants stuck in traffic!
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Hello there, I am Joele - an Italian Digital Strategist living in Barcelona - and this is my weekly newsletter, full of interesting links I found all over the Internet, during last week.
Kruder & Dorfmeister just released an album, after 22 years. (yes, you are that old). You could listen to that, while browsing the links. Or you could listen to this amazing recording of a DARKSIDE gig, just published.
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[Video] - Soy sauce is one of those things we take for granted, but the creation process of which is much longer and more complex than we think: How Soy Sauce Has Been Made in Japan for Over 220 Years
The archive in London contains the largest collection of magazines in the world: over 5,000 titles and 150,000 editions. Founder James Hyman talks about magazines past, present and future.
After a delivery turned into a shootout, a pizza delivery guy developed a bulletproof vest, that is now used by police and military personnel. An almost incredible story if it was not something that comes from the US (as European I imagine that almost every exchange happens more or less like that, in the US ;) )
An interesting interview with Brian Eno talking about making functional art, his most ubiquitous composition and why he dislikes wearing headphones on the street.
Weegee 'Tells How'... you can't be a nice Nellie and do (street) photography. An amazing recorded interview from a 1958 LP. I had never heard his voice and I must say it sounds exactly what I expected.
“Pictures of Epic Traffic Jam in Berlin in November 1989”: this is how I imagine we will behave when the pandemic will eventually come to an end.
That of ghost kitchens is a topic that I find very interesting, a revolution that we are experiencing in real time, accelerated by the coronavirus. An epochal change of an industry (that of food and restaurants) but also of how we live and interact with brands. The concept of a single restaurant that caters different styles of food depending on how it looks on various apps is for me a nice example and simple explanation of what companies have been doing for decades. But is that a good thing?
With every great wave of influencer marketing campaign we discuss about new trends, as if the influencers had all of a sudden become experts in the topics decided with the clients. Now the fuss is all about how Instagram and TikTok are the new battlegrounds for digital banks using social-media stars to promote themselves.
Some aspects of this really interesting post may be a bit technical but what we need people to know more is that "their computer is no longer theirs": a log of every activity on your new Mac is being transmitted and stored.
And that is, of course, not just an Apple thing, Google does the same with all the apps we have installed (and of course the OS itself) - Google Maps is probably the creepiest app you have on your phone.
Selfies and Sharia police: “Iranian Instagram influencers deleted pictures of themselves without hijabs and changed their bios to read, ‘تابع قوانین جمهوری اسلامی ایران’: ‘This account abides by the laws of the Islamic Republic.’“
That's it for now.
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