We Love the Internet 2017/18: The Understanding the new alt-right edition

Part 1: For the day job

Things to think about:

· Are we having too much fun?

· The on-demand economy is a bubble — and it’s about to burst

· How Sheryl Sandberg’s Sharing Manifesto Drives Facebook

· The Guardian pulls out of Facebook’s Instant Articles and Apple News

· When I returned to advertising after 10 years I assumed it would have changed — I was wrong

· The Reason Right-Wing Memes Are the Most Popular Memes

Reference points:

· You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you

· The Surprising Speed with Which We Become Polarized Online

Longer reads

· How Hulu reinvented itself for live TV

· Netflix’s Extremely Busy April

· The Long Fight for the Future of the Internet

· The AI cargo cult

· Here’s What Happens At TV’s Most Exclusive Clubhouse

· The leaked Fyre festival pitch deck is beyond parody

Part 2: For the lunch-break

Things to play with/watch/listen to:

· Born Sexy Yesterday

· Double King

· 2017 High Speed Police Chase That You Won’t Believe!

· This Guy’s Detachable Thumb Tricks Are Mind-Bending

· 1 minute of total disappointment

Things to look at/read:

· The Concert Ticket Industry Is Still Broken

· I Worked at Fyre Festival. It Was Always Going to Be a Disaster.

· Seinfeld-themed case report on “uromycitisis” published by fake urology journal

· Experience: I had a free birth

Animal corner:

· Amazing video of Bear Emerging from Den

· The king of the Jungle

· Studio Ghibli — A Brief History

Tweets of the week:

· stop right now thank you very much I need somebody with a

· For all my cynicism, this is still one of my favourite gifs ever

· LOVE this poster #design for a live music pub in Bridgenorth.

· Google translate, are you ok?

· The Sandwich Alignment Chart:

· This is the best playlist ever. (Credit to the genius on tumblr who made it.)

· Sure, you’re goth, but are you dejectedly riding the subway with your raven goth?

· Good morning. Another day, another 5ft squirrel trying to break into my car.

Part 3: For the weekend

Longer reads

· Understanding the new alt-right

· How drugs and paranoia doomed Silk Road

· Alex Jones will never stop being Alex Jones

· What bullets do to bodies

· Hot wheels

· How Ed Sheeran perfected the art of being a mainstream misfit

· Have “The Real Housewives” Peaked?

· This lawsuit goes to 11