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🎂 33 years ago — and today’s paradox

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Hello and welcome to Pulse — the weekly techie/businessy newsletter from @perspectiveix. I’m your host, Ben, and today’s my birthday 🎂🎈 — 33 ffs in a tier 3 lockdown in Manchester where i can’t do shit! 😂
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🗞 NEWS
  • Italian authorities are investigating deepfake bots on Telegram [link], and Patreon is cracking down on QAnon [link]
  • Politics, GitHub being responsible, and Spotify taking on the radio [link]
  • Hack, Oversight, and Jony Ive [link]
  • Tesla on auto-pilot, PayPal Crypto, and Epic optimisation of Fortnite [link]
  • New Start Menu for Windows, Snapchat’s latest hit lens, Google is being sued [link]
  • EU investigating Instagram, Pakistan frees TikTok, and in MTV’s footsteps [link]
  • Facebook rejecting ads, Chinese hackers, and new laws [link]
🧠 INSIGHTS
Credit: Jon Tyson on Unsplash
Credit: Jon Tyson on Unsplash
Old(er) now
i’ll keep this short. the 33 part is pretty obvious by now, but the paradox (which is by no means an original thought) might not be.
getting old(er) is kinda fun, but for me, the most exciting thing about getting older is the depth in realising how much I DON’T KNOW.
i mean, yes, i’ve learned A LOT during my years, but the best part of it is realising how little i actually know. i think understanding this has empowered me by humility and an insatiable thirst for learning — not stealing Ross’s Knowledge Boy, but inspired by him 😆
that’s it really. no conclusion. just a stream of consciousness i guess.
📊 STATISTICS
Advertisers Reportedly Spent As Much on Facebook as on Radio and Print Combined in Q2 2020
Top Mobile Games Worldwide for September 2020 by Downloads
📱 TOOLS & APPS
  • Clip drop: AR Copy Paste - Capture and transfer anything around you ($)
  • Ephy: Broadcast your insights and passions in a better way (Early access)
a lot more useful after watching Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.
🔍 SPOTTED
  • Instagram is still working on its new ‘Multi-Capture’ camera mode for Stories [link]
  • Instagram is working on the possibility of following an account with your other accounts without having to switch first [link]
  • TikTok is considering adding a shortcut to DMs on the homepage [link]
🎧 AUDIO STIMULATION
In the End by Linkin Park
🐦 TWEETS of the WEEK
Naval
Don’t settle, and don’t struggle. Life is what flows in between.
broti gupta
I understand when children are twins, but adults????
😂 FUN STUFF
Credit: joghlala/Reddit
Credit: joghlala/Reddit
Anwen KyAAAARGH 🏳️‍🌈🇪🇺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
I just saw someone refer to mansplaining as 'correctile dysfunction' so please excuse me while I laugh hysterically for 6 hours
Credit: JTVaden/Reddit
Credit: JTVaden/Reddit
That's all for this week...
we had a deal dammit
we had a deal dammit
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