We Love the Internet 2020/39: The Future of fandoms edition
Part 1: For the day job
Things to think about:
- 2020 Bundles
- Networks Are Prepping for the Craziest Fall Season in the History of Broadcast TV
- The hidden costs of streaming music
- Asobu: Putting Japan’s indies on the international map
- Quibi, the IPL, and the future of sports storytelling
- The Dodo: social is the ‘ultimate incubator’ for viral video to become TV shows
- This Deal Helped Turn Google Into an Ad Powerhouse. Is That a Problem?
- Instagram at 10: how sharing photos has entertained us, upset us — and changed our sense of self
- Seeing Like an Algorithm
- Could They Be Any More Famous?
- The Future of Film Talk Is on Letterboxd
- Casey Newton on Leaving ‘The Verge’ for Substack and the Future of Tech Journalism
Part 2: For the lunch-break
Things to play with/watch/listen to:
- How reality TV shows cast the right people
- I created a video lens that uses hand gestures to show comic-book style messages
- Someone found a good clip of the watermelon incident from amazing race. It was funny then and is funny now
- I don’t know who needs to hear this, but here’s the Red Army Choir singing ‘Sex Bomb.’
Things to look at/read:
- Designed in Minecraft, built IRL
- One man’s trash
- Rohit Roy’s soft-drink addiction battle turns him into TikTok star
- The powerful decide
- The Wound of Multilingualism: On Surrendering the Languages of Home
- I laughed until I had hiccups
- We don’t deserve birds
- An otter defending a random plastic box from being sprayed
- I swear my brother’s cat has a Northern Ireland accent. Aye.
- This is why you don’t go where bears live.
- Wait for it…
- kleine Ratte
- Hi bro,can you rap?
Tweets of the week:
- Gotta stop smoking weed thought that pipe was rafiki off lion king
- This vase has had enough of your nonsense.
- I’m never carpooling again
- How powerful was the laser?!
- i love us.
- Man was just tryna shit I’m CRYING
- It’s clear from the data coming in, that the United Kingdom is now facing a very serious, and potentially overwhelming, second wave of banana bread.
- Booker T got 24 hours to respond
Part 3: For the weekend
- The Slow, Troubling Death of the Autopsy
- In Dark Times, I Sought Out the Turmoil of Caravaggio’s Paintings
- The next reconstruction