We Love the Internet 2017/02: The 30 most disappointing under 30 edition

Part 1: For the day job

Things to think about:

· YouTube’s biggest star is a 5 year old that makes millions opening toys

· Hacking the Attention Economy

· Donald Trump’s Twitter Account Is A Security Disaster Waiting To Happen

· How Netflix Is Deepening Our Cultural Echo Chambers

· A New Model for Medium

· Snapchat Plays Hard to Get With Celebrities and Influencers

· Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’

· The inexplicable online absence of Aaliyah’s best music

Reference points:

· Based on a true story?

· Why Concert Tickets Are Way Too Expensive, According To The People Who Really Know

Longer reads

· A Very Producty #CES2017

· Reading — In The ‘Binge-Watch’ Era

· ‘Member? How Toxic Nostalgia Built the Foundation for 2016

· BuzzFeed wins the internet daily. Here’s what its boss thinks is next.

· Finding a voice

· Where Weird Facebook is King: How a College Kid Does Social

· The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything

Part 2: For the lunch-break

Things to play with/watch/listen to:

· Barenaked Ladies’ One week but all of the instruments are replaced with “Its Been”

· We recut all 10 hours of ‘Westworld’ into a single, chronological timeline

· Sex machine 2017

· Somebody I Used To Know Back In The 80s…

Things to look at/read:

· A selection of the 30 most disappointing under 30

· What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year?

· 25 Words Turning 25 in 2017

· Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

· The Girl in the Video: “Addicted to Love” (1986), part 1 of 3

· World War Three by mistake

· ‘James Bond of Philanthropy’ Gives Away the Last of His Fortune

· Wikipedia delicately calls these terrible sitcoms “notable”

Animal corner:

· People Just Realized What Owls Look Like Without Feathers And OMG

· Kruzah chook video

· Baby elephant receives hydrotherapy for injured foot

Tweets of the week:

· This is the funniest joke I’ve seen in years and nothing will ever top this

· “Hey Donald: Urine my thoughts and ..”

· This guy is already the most Extra person of 2017

· Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California, is subtweeting President-elect Donald Trump. Explain that sentence to 1985.

· The Trumpster quote #1

· Come on, Video. You know what to do.

· being violent and drunk in Japan sounds amazing

· Words you can’t say on TV in 2017: • Fuck • Shit • Alexa

Part 3: For the weekend

Longer reads

· The Last Year Of The Rest Of Your Life

· The crimes of Seal team 6

· What Will the UFC Look Like in 2017?

· The Young Trump

· Final Fantasy 7: An oral history

· Inside the million-dollar get-rich doula clique

· Is sugar the world’s most popular drug?

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