We Love the Internet 2017/20: The Trouble with woke pop stars edition

Part 1: For the day job

Things to think about:

· The outrageous (and totally necessary) lengths TV and film creators will go to to prevent leaks

· How YouTube latecomer Vox beat the odds and built a big channel

· The Weird Thing About Today’s Internet

· The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators

· On Surveys

· How a hoax story about betting on Le Pen fooled the internet

Reference points:

· Ten Myths About Machine Learning

· The Six Main Arcs in Storytelling, as Identified by an A.I.

· Introducing the Citymapper Smartbus

· How much is a Facebook partnership worth?

· Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic

Longer reads

· The Rise Of The Alt-Left British Media

· How to Prepare for the Twin Peaks Revival: A Guide to the Essentials

Part 2: For the lunch-break

Things to play with/watch/listen to:

· Maddie Waiting for the Beat to Drop

· 30 Liverpool U9s v Coutinho & Wijnaldum

· Red Bull F1 vs Mercedes SL63 vs Supercar V8

· Silicone rolling is so satisfying to watch

· Police stopped the fleeing car using spike strip

Things to look at/read:

· The Trouble With Woke Pop Stars

· How Pixar Lost Its Way

· The Inside Story of Chelsea Manning’s Unlikely Release From Prison

· Why Angry White Men Love Calling People “Cucks”

Tweets of the week:

· Stop what you’re doing. Please show respect to this cover from Spanish magazine ‘Tapas’.

· When you’re struggling to reach the word count whilst writing an essay

· Optimus Prime has fallen on hard times

· When a woman tells a good joke online

· rt pls i wanna

· Remember when the Times of India printed the worst headline of all time

· seeing this video took my day from like a 4/10 to a solid 9.

· this is the most perfect, wonderful tattoo cover-up that has ever existed, help me i cant stop laughing

Part 3: For the weekend

Longer reads

· My family’s slave

· What Happens When The World’s Most Famous Teen Activist Grows Up?

· America reloaded

· Donald Trump after hours

· ‘2 Girls, 1 Cup’: An Investigation Into the Web’s Shittiest Mystery

· Inside the Insane Feud Between a Vegan Strip Club and the Steak House Next Door

· Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

· How Missy Elliott became an icon

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