[nonostantement #222] - how ads work / using targeted ads / content creation
Now with MORE ads!
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Ads Don't Work That Way
There's a meme, particularly virulent in educated circles, about how advertising works — how it sways and seduces us, coaxing us gently toward a purchase. Rather than attempting to persuade us (via our rational, analytical minds), ads prey on our emotions.
[Video] - Don't ask where I'm from, ask where I'm a local | Taiye Selasi
When someone asks you where you're from … do you sometimes not know how to answer? Writer Taiye Selasi speaks on behalf of "multi-local" people, who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another place or two. "How can I come from a country?" she asks. "How can a human being come from a concept?"
The Origins of Princess Leia’s Hairstyle
Were Princess Leia's "hair buns" in Star Wars inspired by those of a Mexican revolutionary?
You Can Only Maintain So Many Close Friendships
The evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar explains the limits on how many connections humans can keep up, and the trade-offs involved when you invest in a new relationship.
Gen Z does not dream of labor
On TikTok and online, the youngest workers are rejecting work as we know it. How will that play out IRL?
‘Accessible, not speculative’: Barcelona housing co-op wins architecture award
A Barcelona housing co-operative that had been in existence less than a year when Spain imposed one of Europe’s toughest lockdowns has won a prestigious architecture award after its model of community living thrived during the pandemic.
[Video] - GOP Handmaid's Tale: SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade (New Video)
Republicans have taken away your right to choose. Now take away their right to govern.
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How I Use Targeted Ads as My Personal Shopping Assistant
It’s so satisfying to see the exact skirt I searched for yesterday show up in my Instagram feed today, or to stumble upon a new gadget I didn’t know I needed while scrolling through Facebook.
How Technocrats Triumphed at Apple
The man who helped give the world candy-colored computers eventually walked out the door. What does that mean for the company’s next big thing?
Airbnb said more than 800,000 people flocked to its careers page after it announced that employees could live and work anywhere
Airbnb CEO and founder Brian Chesky announced the benefit in an email to staff, saying the vast majority of them would be able to choose to work where they are the "most productive." According to the memo, there will not be a loss in compensation if staffers work in their home country.
‘It was the poor man’s studio’: how Amiga computers reprogrammed modern music
It was grey, ugly and had 0.0128% of an iPhone’s memory. But the Amiga 500 defied its limitations to power a series of astonishing dance tracks, from early jungle to Calvin Harris
[Video] - The problem with the internet that no one is talking about
How all of human creativity got reduced to "content creation" and what to do about it: a mini documentary.
Why Does It Seem Like the Entire Internet Is Team Johnny Depp?
Comments on the livestream of the trial refer to Amber Heard as a “monster,” a “Karen,” “fake,” and “manipulative.”
China to ban minors from tipping livestreamers, watching after 10 p.m.
”Such livestreaming platforms have led minors to indulge in such tipping practices, causing their physical and mental health to be seriously damaged” it said.
PayPal Has Begun Quietly Shuttering Left-Wing Media Accounts
Over the past week, PayPal canceled without explanation the accounts of two prominent independent news outlets. It escaped notice by the mainstream press, which spent the weekend congratulating itself over the freedom to criticize the powerful.
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