Welcome to nonostantement: a weekly newsletter with respectable, astonishing and contemporary stuff found all over the Internet.
Hi everyone, I'm Joele, I'm an online communication consultant. I usually live in Barcelona and every Sunday I send my friends this email with the most interesting links I found during the week. But today, like right now, I am driving back to Italy - which I have not visited since February 2020. At the moment I am between Avignon and Turin, so today's email will be a bit more like the very first ones I sent years ago: a bunch of links without explanations.
For those who have recently subscribed, it doesn't normally work this way but until September I think it will :)
What does Byron Sharp’s research really tell us about differentiation?
It’s been about 10 years since the publication of How Brands Grow by Dr. Byron Sharp. Rob Meyerson was struggling to fully grasp some of the assertions in Byron Sharp's books, so he started digging into the underlying scientific research. Here’s what he learned so far.
What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?
The #1 buyer of explosives in the world is the US military. #2 is Disney.
[Video] - All the Streets Are Silent | Official Trailer
In the late 80s and early 90s, the streets of downtown Manhattan were the site of a collision between two vibrant subcultures: skateboarding and hip hop.
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QR Codes Are Here to Stay. So Is the Tracking They Allow.
Fueled by a desire for touchless transactions, QR codes popped up everywhere in the pandemic. Businesses don’t want to give them up.
[Video] - Kodak - How Film is Made - 1958
This fascinating 1958 documentary titled, "How Film is Made", that documents the production process and birth of photographic and cinematic film, was initially discovered as part of a heritage in the Netherlands.
Why AR clothing try-on is nearly here
The ability to try on clothes digitally has been a long-term goal that tech companies of all sizes are close to reaching. Here’s why.
Facebook Disables Accounts Tied to NYU Research Project
Facebook Inc. has disabled the personal accounts of a group of New York University researchers studying political ads on the social network, claiming they are scraping data in violation of the company’s terms of service.
[Video] - Magnificent Storyteller Soldier Reveals What He Saw In Vietnam
This is a clip of poet and educator Bill Ehrhart from one of those interviews - a very articulate Vietnam veteran who joined the military with patriotism in his heart.
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