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Our Misguided Obsession with Twitter

Cal Newport in The New Yorker: Twitter should be treated as the spectacle that it appears to be: something that entertains a small and privileged subset of our population, not a de facto town square where the value of institutions and individuals is adjudicated.

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Trends are dead

Vox: Social media writ large has eradicated basically any sense of a digital monoculture. “You have so many taste communities, but they don’t exist in opposition to anything,” said Ana Andjelic, a brand executive who writes about the sociology of business. “Culture has decentralized. The center, the mainstream, has disappeared.”

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Erol Alkan B2B Ivan Smagghe Live at Homobloc [2019]

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Losing My Ambition

Amil Niazi in The Cut: By the time I was parenting a toddler and a newborn in lockdown, my idea of ambition had been permanently altered. I had to keep working to keep everyone fed and alive, and I realized I didn’t want or need more than that. I wasn’t willing to give up any […]

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Compose with Markdown in Google Docs on web

Google Workspace: In Google Docs, you can now select “Automatically detect Markdown” from Tools > Preferences to enable auto correcting for Markdown syntax. Lekker.

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Exercise and COVID-19 Can Be a Dangerous Combination, Evidence Shows 

Bicycling.com: If you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19, whether or not you have symptoms, you should not exercise for at least two weeks after receiving your positive test, Makadia says. “If you do have symptoms, you should avoid exercise for two weeks after your symptoms subside.” Goed ziek, hierzo. Het originele plan was om nu zondag een Brevet […]

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Prijs

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Putin’s Thousand-Year War

Michael Hirsh in een deep dive voor Foreign Policy: “Russia has been repeatedly invaded. That’s something that’s very difficult for us in the United States to understand because we never faced a catastrophe of those dimensions,” [Thomas Graham, a former senior U.S. diplomat and Russia expert now at the Council on Foreign Relations] said. “It […]

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John McPhee’s Slow Productivity

Cal Newport: Being frantically busy in the present moment has very little to do with whether or not in the future you’ll look back at your career with pride about what you’ve accomplished.

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Tom Brady Vanquished Father Time

The Ringer: Brady has the same number of Super Bowl appearances as the Bears, Titans, Jets, Chargers, Saints, Browns, Cardinals, Jaguars, Lions, and Ravens combined. Brady made 10 Super Bowl appearances in his 20 seasons as a starter … The Belichick-Brady Patriots won the AFC East at a higher rate (89.5 percent) than Michael Jordan […]

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