Taking a snow day
And a hearty thank you to all.
I am taking a snow day/mental health day today (and possibly tomorrow), so I can do the requisite shoveling and play with the kids. I’m trying to take as much advantage of not working as I can. (Obviously, it’s a much different situation here in New Jersey than in Texas.)
I also want to pause and say thank you for subscribing, sharing, commenting, and emailing me on and about the newsletter. Yesterday, we talked about a new app called U;Good?, which distills communication down to some atomic level, but also reminded me that it’s ok to take a step back every now and then.
It’s mind boggling that almost 3800 read this little newsletter every day. And I truly love when you send me a note about something to pay attention to, or even just to say hi.
Once again, thank you.
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Led Zeppelin, “Thank You”
Some interesting links:
How Rafat Ali’s startup Skift is Weathering the Pandemic (The Juggernaut)
For rock and roll:
Led Zeppelin songs, ranked (Uproxx)
For how TV can attempt to right wrongs:
The story we’re told about ‘evangelicals’ is wrong. ‘The Black Church’ aims to fix that (L.A. Times)
For arguments against putting your ads through sketchy pipes:
Thousands of the world’s most trusted brands—including Pepsi, Starbucks, Comcast, Verizon, Marriott, and even the CDC—have funded COVID-19 misinformation, including Chinese and Russian propaganda websites (NewsGuard)
For more on the relationship between social platforms and 1/6:
A Macedonian misinformation site dominated Parler before the Capitol riot (Protocol)
For why it’s really hard to trust Facebook as an ad partner:
Facebook knew ad metrics were inflated, but ignored the problem to make more money, lawsuit claims (CNBC)
For why it’s really hard to trust tech:
How Oracle sells repression in China (The Intercept)
For understanding ad rates:
Ad prices forecast to inflate 3 percent (MediaPost)