1. Netflix’s competitive set is sleep?
2. A powerful view about how we consume ideas today and why that needs to change.
This is flooding (a term I just coined, so I would know): the practice of unleashing a mass torrent of the same stories by the same storytellers at the same time, making it almost impossible for anyone but the same select few to rise to the surface.
But this infinite cycle of death and renewal is the perfect metaphor for what has actually happened to monoculture in a world that runs on social media, which is that each week it is resurrected around something new, for a brief period, with all the loudest voices in attendance, before expiring again, only to coalesce the next week around something else.
We choose virality instead — repackaged, reshaped, shareable versions of what has come before — and equate it to quality because of its resonance…This isn’t quality, or real diversity; it’s familiarity.
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Still waiting for the spring while having a hard time believing that it’s March! Time flies and below are interesting reads of past couple of weeks.
1. “Snowplow” parents are “helicopter” parents on steroids. Whenever I become a parent, I hope to god that these terms do not apply to me. Note to self: teach growth mind & grit to my future kid.
2. What will happen if I decide to opt-out of all smart home gadgets? I guess I’ll find out in the near future.Read More »
1. What an inspiring yet scary story of what could happen to me unless I stay relevant within my space.
2. Witnessing forms of cultural appropriation is always uncomfortable yet it was interesting to see Japan’s Chicano Subculture.
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Below are some articles that’s been collecting dust in my inbox as I recovered from my travels.
This year, I’m trying to make less resolutions and live with more clarity. Have only a couple of objectives and make each day count.
1. Can’t believe that “sponcon” is a real concept among wanna-be influencers. An extreme version of fake it ’til you make it
2. Because I strived to de-clutter my email situation all of last year, I’m not a fan of “inbox infinity” but maybe that’s the realistic future for me as well.
Adopting inbox infinity means accepting the fact that there will be an endless, growing amount of email in your inbox every day, most of which you will never address or even see.
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