Welcome to nonostantement: a weekly newsletter with respectable, abhorrent and stupefying stuff found all over the Internet.
Hi my name is Joele and almost nobody actually read these lines right here but whatever - I am a digital strategist living in Barcelona and I send a mail every Sunday collecting the best links from the past week.
As a soundtrack for this newsletter you could listen to this nice short lo-fi track by “mommy”, the amazing “Kadia blues” by Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis, “Spoon” by Malian Musicians & Damon Albarn, or… you could just put this “Commodore Amiga 500 floppy disk loading sound” video on - that feels like real nice music to me.
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As if we still needed more evidence, online controversy can help boost engagement, numbers and visibility of internet celebrities: How getting 'canceled' can actually prolong a YouTuber's career.
[Video] - An in-depth look at “Primitive Technology” the only YouTube channel to which I am subscribed (apart from paying clients, of course ;) ) - its ripoffs and why he is not posting videos lately.
[Video] - In 1972 Bhutan issued stamps that you could play like a record. The 'talking stamps' were issued in sets of 7 and were actually used to send mail. The tiny vinyls were made of plastic.
[Video] - a huge collection of avant garde electronic music, with more than 200 records, spanning from 1952 to 1984.
[Video] - In the past I have worked and continue to collaborate with nonprofit entities and THIS is the type of fundraising video I would like to have the opportunity to create: FUCK YOU 2020!
Some people live in a nation that does school shooting drills… online. That’s just… sad.
Since so many deliveries are made with its own fleet, Amazon has obviously started to map the world. It has now made this tool public.
“Facebook Is a Doomsday Machine” - This is a long read but is it worth it: “Hillary Clinton told me earlier this year that talking to Zuckerberg feels like negotiating with the authoritarian head of a foreign state. ‘This is a global company that has huge influence in ways that we're only beginning to understand’”
That's it for now.
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