Part 1: For the day job
Things to think about:
- BuzzFeed Regroups as Media Turns Video-Centric
- Flirt. Ghost. A journey into the social media lives of teens
- The worldwide cage
- Facebook Must Either Innovate Or Admit Defeat At The Hands Of Fake News Hoaxsters
- Is Elon Musk trying to do too much too fast?
- Amazon Taps $1 Billion Focus Group by Streaming Shows on Twitch
- Comics and cartoons are coming to life well beyond the page
- Why The Simpsons Is the Best TV Show Ever and Why ‘Deadwood’ Is a Top-10 TV Show of All Time
- How algorithms rule our working lives
- The once and future king of esports
- Could this be the year movies stopped mattering?
Part 2: For the lunch-break
Things to play with/watch/listen to:
- Popularity of baby names over time
- Total Eclipse of the Heart Literal Video Version
- A two-year-old’s solution to the trolley problem
- I’m raising my girl to be an evil genius.
- Kurt Talks Backwards #1
- Insane Urban Downhill Mountain Bike
- Southwest Looney Tunes
Things to look at/read:
- A. Vice: Inside Media Mogul Shane Smith’s Santa Monica Estate
- Calculating the Exact Amount of Banter in That Photo of Those Eton Schoolboys Who Met Putin
- Premier League’s Wealth Often Subsidizes Clubs Across the Channel
- A Celebrity Z-List? Yes, It Exists
Tweets of the week:
- Cannot unsee.
- If olive oil is made from olives and peanut oil is made from peanuts, what do you suppose baby oil is made from?
- find a man who looks at you the way russell crowe looks at maps
- Tweet every day with the confidence of a man with 34 followers shouting at a celebrity.
- Your masculinity might be fragile, but is it “reclaim four letters so’s the queers don’t queer ’em up” fragile?
Part 3: For the weekend
Longer pop culture articles:
- How Elizabeth Holmes’ House of Cards shame came tumbling down
- From E.T. to Stranger Things, an Oral History of Kids Cursing On Screen
- Twilight of the Four Seasons
- An Oral History of “We Built This City,” the Worst Song of All Time
- The Oral History of the Comedy Central Roast
- Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns
- Edward Snowden’s Long, Strange Journey to Hollywood