We Love the Internet 2017/19: The History of the entire world, I guess edition

Part 1: For the day job

Things to think about:

· Vice News Issues takes a “homepage-isn’t-dead” approach to big topics

· The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence

· Video Game Raised $148 Million From Fans. Now It’s Raising Concerns.

· Don’t Let Facebook Make You Miserable

· Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem

· Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed

· The secret Instagram accounts teens use to share their realest, most intimate moments

· Instagram’s CEO is not very good at Instagram — and that’s why he’s good at his job

Reference points:

· Top 8 Things I Learned at TED 2017

· When a ‘Remix’ Is Plain Ole Plagiarism

· Data is giving rise to a new economy

· 4 ways to create Facebook Video wins from Channel 4 News

Longer reads

· Is the gig economy working?

· The last picture you’ll ever take

Part 2: For the lunch-break

Things to play with/watch/listen to:

· history of the entire world, i guess

· Diving into 1000 Mousetraps in 4K Slow Motion

· Best Shots of All Time — Pt. 1

· What Facebook is doing to your brain is kind of shocking.

· Two Years of Dancing: 700 Hours of Practice!

· When a male gymnastics coach tries uneven bars.

· Workers’ comp fraud caught on tape

· Rally Islas Canarias 2017

Things to look at/read:

· ‘Avocado Hand’ is a real, recognised injury and it’s incredibly middle class

· The Four Types Of Vin Diesel Movies

· My Father Spent 30 Years In Prison. Now He’s Out.

· The Story of Spice, the Street Drug That’s Not Going Away

· How the Unwilling Gentrifier Buys a Home

Animal corner:

· the bucket

· This bizarre video of a clam digging in sand has gone viral

· Bear on the Bikepark

· People Are Loving This Dog Who Climbs On Another Dog To Beg For Treats

Tweets of the week:

· i must go, my planet needs me

· This Pikachu dancer’s costume started to deflate and it looked like the dancer was urgently bundled off by government security agents.

· my inner nerd loves this map 🚃 finally made sense of London’s train stations

· my flatmate has just peaked

· I had no idea you could buy this, I’ve been just using alcohol

· This dog watched through the window as a wild fox found a toy he’d left outside — and went crazy with it

· I wanna buy this guy a beer

· A crashed advertisement reveals the code of the facial recognition system used by a pizza shop in Oslo…

Part 3: For the weekend

Longer reads

· Dwayne Johnson for President!

· Re-entering Twin Peaks: A catch-up guide to its cast and characters

· Where oil rigs go to die

· How Trump could get fired

· The Love and Terror of Nick Cave

· The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

· How Long Can I Listen to The White Stripes Without Losing My Mind?

· The U.S. Gymnastics System Wanted More Medals, And Created A Culture Of Abuse To Get Them

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