Part 1: For the day job
Things to think about:
- What’s wrong with big data?
- When Facebook Cleared Out Thousands of Rooms
- The 2016 election exposes the very, very dark side of tech
- Why BuzzFeed’s Recipe Videos Are So Insanely Popular
- Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever
- How Teens In The Balkans Are Duping Trump Supporters With Fake News, Meme warfare: how the power of mass replication has poisoned the US election & How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth
- Building the House of Breitbart
- Why Twitter must be saved
- Clicks vs. Satisfaction
- The Government IT Self-Harm Playbook
- Answer the public
- The forces that drove this election’s media failure are likely to get worse
- What A Difference 2 Percentage Points Makes
- Revisiting why incompetents think they’re awesome
- Loved to Death: How Instagram Is Destroying Our Natural Wonders
- The Curious Have Won
- Playing Dead
- Why It’s So Hard To Make A Video Game
Part 2: For the lunch-break
Things to play with/watch/listen to:
Things to look at/read:
- This guy photoshops himself into Kendall Jenner’s Instagram and improves them a thousand percent.
- This Is What ‘Narcos’ Is Like in Real Life
- How Rom-Coms Undermine Women
- There’s No Recipe For Growing Up
- Twenty-Five Stunning Pictures of BBC Broadcasting House in 1932
- Where Have All the Indie Rock Bands Gone?
- Who is to blame for this awful US election?
- People Are Doing The #MannequinChallenge And It’s Awesome
- This raccoon eats grapes just like a person does
- 19 Animal Tumblr Posts That’ll Make You Feel Better, I Swear
Tweets of the week:
- 19 Tweets To Illuminate The Darkness With Comedy
- I’ve accomplished absolutely nothing so far today.
- Just saw this dude in a diner and I want to be his friend.
- Unbelievable that this situation can arise on a British quiz show and they not be lined up in the order ‘TOM DICK ANN HARRY’
- Also by the way please take a moment to admire this duck
Part 3: For the weekend
Longer pop culture articles:
- My journey to the centre of the alt-right
- Sex, drugs and bestsellers: The legend of the literary bratpack
- The shocking murder of Spain’s most flamboyant politician
- The most pleasing campaign of 2016