R.I.P. Normal The Media™ likes mass: critical mass, mass culture, mass casualties. Bigger is better when it comes to people impacted or interested because it means a bigger market to attract. (Same reasoning can apply to hyper-partisanship, “us vs. them” triggers our evolutionary tribal response.)
How do you teach kids misinformation?
How do you teach kids how to fact check something?
How do you teach kids how to look at the source and to know where the information is coming from?
Toni Cowan-Brown https://another-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/wondering-about-generative-ai-6ITzQzSR
Formats of Recorded Sound
Recorded audio is an amazing thing. Our world is awash in it these days. Everything Everywhere Daily has a great epsidoe up today on its history. I particularly enjoyed the tidbits around various inflection points of format.
We’ll use ol' Frankie Blue Eyes to …
One of my concerns about the current trajectory of web3 is the potential financialization of everything. Turns out I needn’t be concerned, modern finance has taken care of that, at least for people in the industry. Goldman Sachs interns are replanning their lives based on the potential recession. …
The toe you step on today could be connected to the ass you’re going to kiss tomorrow. Aryeh Bourkoff https://tim.blog/2022/10/19/aryeh-bourkoff/ ~22:20 in for the quote
~19:49 for the story
As I put together Rabbbits Weeekly each, er, weeek, I notice what feels like overarching themes or trends connecting various pieces and headlines. Here are the connective threads I’m paying attention to at the moment.
East vs. West: Attention Platforms Edition The past week or so has felt like the …
Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
Wisława Szymborska https://jamesclear.com/3-2-1/october-20-2022
The competition is not with others
Guideposts are not external.
The purpose is to push yourself.
Do not worry about what others will think or say, but what you will think or say.
Don’t call it finished when it is convenient but when you are done.
Not when it is perfect, but perfectly …
1.53: The number of times more that life satisfaction is raised by a 10% increase in bird species diversity than by a proportional rise in income
Marc Weidenbaum https://disquiet.com/2022/10/18/sound-ledger%c2%b9-aphex-birds-more-birds/
And check out this podcast for some birpartisan birding and …
Winnie the Pooh made his first appearance in 1924.
This appearance may never have happened had it not been for a zoo visit in 1902.
A visit where a seamstress’s nephew drew a picture that would become the basis for the world’s first teddy bear. That seamstress was Margarete Steiff.
For whatever …
If you want to create great marketing, you must find the story you believe will interest your reader, and tell it in the most compelling way possible. Everything else is secondary.
I found this quote attributed to someone named Bill from Agora on another dip into one of my well organized notes …
It may not be The Wall™ that was shouted as a campaign promise, but there is a wall (or a collection of walls and wall-like objects) at the border.
I don’t know what this wall cost (and continues to cost, it’s a work in progress), but let’s call it $Xm (because it’s a large governmental …
Zip ties are the safety pins of the construction (adjacent) world.
The National History Museum (in London) posted the entries from this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Sometimes the most surreal looking art is “simply” a photograph.
How do large, street fair-type events impact restaurant traffic for the places located within “festival grounds”?
You can’t invent data after the fact.
No matter how badly you want it—if you didn’t measure it, if you didn’t track it—you don’t have it.
Technology is powerful, but it’s not Sumadartson (Nostradamus backwards (I assume that’s how it works)).
In my estimation, at …
The Cost of a Handshake
Venture Capital money seeks hyper-growth capable companies. The model is tailored for this type of startup. It’s an industry built on multipliers.
Whenever you take money from investors, you’re jumping onto this journey that you can’t return from.
You’re expected to grow at certain rates. …
I have a somewhat cryptic note relatively devoid of context in one of my notes apps (pro tip: having more than one is counterproductive, probably) that caught my attention on a random scroll through. It can allegedly be credited to copywriter Gary Halbert.
There is a stronger emotional driver than …
The History of Ecommerce
We are still, if you think about it, in the relative early days of ecommerce. A lot of the current flows and experiences are a mish-mash of what’s possible, what decisions the platforms made, what payment processors require, and what various layers of the stack can do to reduce friction and …
Don’t hate the player, or the game.
First, figure out if you’re even playing the right sport.
Forever young 🎶
The chief prevention against getting old is to remain astonished.
Kevin Kelly https://jamesclear.com/3-2-1/september-15-2022
What’s the deal with airport codes?
Listen and learn
You should blog. Yes, you. It's really easy to get started. Use whatever platform you want. And you can subscribe to all your friends' updates too.
Ben Werdmüller https://werd.io/2022/you-should-blog-yes-you-its-really
Today’s Broken Record podcast features the duo Sylvan Esso. Beyond doing some really cool stuff and playing a modular synth setup, two lines of conversation resonated with me.
Keeping the form to break the norm They talk about seeing how much of a left turn they can take in a song and still …
Breathing is kind of important. Beside the fact that you might be doing it wrong, it can also be really helpful for stress relief.
Enter the 4-7-8 technique by Dr. Andrew Weil:
breathe in for a 4 count hold for a 7 count exhale for an 8 count Start with 4 cycles. Never exceed 8 cycles in one …