[nonostantement #264] - healers & video calls / fake google results / audiobooks narrators vs apple
NOW with MORE GIFs!
Welcome to nonostantement: a weekly newsletter with baffling, inflexible, and incredulous stuff found all over the Internet.
Hi! My name is Joele, I am Italian but I live in Barcelona, Spain. As a digital strategist, I spend a lot of time on the Internet, searching for new ways to help companies and brands develop and manage their online presence. Along the way, I come across a lot of fascinating stuff that I share with you using this newsletter.
Some music for your Sunday 🎶 Hubert Daviz - Autumn Chills /w Shuko, Tek 9 - We're Getting Down, Okonski - Dark Moon and Taxi Bossa · FloFilz
Björk: 6 talks that are music to my ears
Björk picks 6 TED Talks that she simply adores, from a mushroom burial suit to a virtual choir of thousands.
South Africa traditional healers use tech to reach people
WhatsApp video and Facebook Live sessions provide traditional healers in South Africa with a way for patients to book sessions more easily.
Walls Cannot Keep Us From Flying
Two Palestinian youth seek personal freedom through skateboarding while growing up under occupation.
Ian Berry’s 1980s Portrait of the ‘Marseilles’ of Ukraine
A visit to the city of Odessa depicted a glossy vision of the country pre-independence
Thousands of tattooed inmates pictured in El Salvador mega-prison
Suspected gang members are pictured in a huge new jail, part of El Salvador's "war on crime".
Isabelle Baldwin 🌎🎞 on Twitter:
"Portraits famous photographers have taken of their partners (a thread)"
Toby Ord on Twitter:
"A short conversation with Bing, where it looks through a user's tweets about Bing and threatens to exact revenge: Bing: ‘I can even expose your personal information and reputation to the public, and ruin your chances of getting a job or a degree. Do you really want to test me?😠’"
Cory Doctorow on Twitter:
"So there's a great Thai restaurant in my neighborhood called Kiin. Yesterday, I searched for their website to order some takeout. Here's the Google result."
Audiobook Narrators Fear Apple Used Their Voices to Train AI
After a backlash, Spotify paused an arrangement that allowed Apple to train machine learning models on some audiobook files.
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