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Welcome to this week's Pulse! Coming to you from a beautiful foggy Manchester! (See it on my stories
January 19 · Issue #72 · View online
Welcome to this week’s Pulse!
Coming to you from a beautiful foggy Manchester! (See it on my stories here before they disappear.)
Before you scroll away, here’s a quick question: when you’re talking, what do you usually call Instagram?
Now, scroll away - and read stuff.
- 𝕭𝖊𝖓 𝔣𝔯𝔬𝔪 [ 𝖕𝖊𝖗𝖘𝖕𝖊𝖈𝖙𝖎𝖛𝖊 𝖎𝖝]

  • The guy who’s taking away the Likes on Instagram [NYTimes] - how do you feel about him? and what he’s doing?

  • Elon Musk says he’ll put a million people on Mars by 2050 [Futurism] - and I think I believe him.

  • Alphabet, Google’s parent company, hits trillion-dollar market cap for the first time [CNBC] - becoming the fourth US company to hit the milestone after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.

  • Researchers at Stanford University have built a drone called PigeonBot, with wings coated in real pigeon feathers [NewScientist] - apparently, it flies so deftly that could change the way aircraft are built in the future.

  • The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses [Reuters].

  • Facebook backs off the plan to plaster ads all over WhatsApp [Verge] - they still want to bring ads to WhatsApp’s Status.
I wish everyone would just leave WhatsApp for Telegram… Even Bloomberg is now on Telegram!

  • Tesla has agreed to buy a property on the outskirts of Berlin, bringing it a step closer to opening its first European factory [Reuters] - and we’re still dealing with Brexit over here!

  • Twitter’s Jack Dorsey on edit button: ‘We’ll probably never do it’ [Verge] - learn to live with your mistakes, I guess.

Credit: NASA on Unsplash
Credit: NASA on Unsplash
10 Important Lessons We Learned from the 2010s
The time has come! A time that only occurs a few times in our adult lives. A time that is completely arbitrary and whose importance is invented for the sake of writing clickbaity headlines like this one!
  1. Beyond a certain point, more connection doesn’t bring people together…
  2. Attention is limited and fragile and must be managed
  3. The most important life skill right now is probably the ability to learn well on your own…
Read the rest on Mark Manson’s Blog.

The Most Read Wikipedia Articles of 2019 - Credit: Statista
The Most Read Wikipedia Articles of 2019 - Credit: Statista
The Most Read Wikipedia Articles of 2019
On Jan 15, 2001, when Wikipedia was launched, founding member Larry Sanger encouraged editors to participate with the words: “Humor me. Go there and add a little article. It will take all of five or ten minutes”. With those words, he set the largest participatory encyclopaedia in the world in motion. There are currently 50 million Wikipedia articles maintained by 2.5 million editors.
In 2019, the most read article on the platform was the one belonging to the movie “Avengers: Endgame”, which was clicked 44.2 million times. Movies are frequently featured among Wikipedia’s most read articles of 2019, with the Joker movie and lists of Marvel and highest-grossing films also making appearances.
The article titled “Deaths in 2019” is for everyone who wants to check which famous people died in the year. It comes second on the list of most viewed articles with 38.8 million views. Famous actors and singers make up a good part of the remainder of the top 10. TV series about the Chernobyl disaster and serial killer Ted Bundy catapulted two more articles into Wikipedia fame.
from Statista.

TikTok Quarterly First-time Downloads - Credit: SensorTower
TikTok Quarterly First-time Downloads - Credit: SensorTower
TikTok Was Installed More Than 738 Million Times in 2019
ByteDance’s social video app TikTok reached more than 738 million downloads and grossed nearly $177 million globally—more than five times its 2018 revenue—in 2019.
Read more on SensorTower.


  • Charcoal: A modern, free, and easy-to-use drawing app [iOS]

You can have channels (like this & this) and groups (like this) on Telegram with lots of features… Highly recommended.

  • Bannerbear: Auto-generate IG Stories, Pinterest Pins and more

  • Microsoft Edge: Microsoft’s Chromium-based browser is officially out! Available for macOS & Windows here - if you really have to!
if you want a great browser though, go download Brave - just sayin’

Gary Vaynerchuk Gets Candid on Business Casual
🐦 TWEETS of the WEEK
Tony Starch
It's been 6 months since I joined the gym and no progress. I'm going there in person tomorrow to see what's really going on.
Sarah Lazarus
regular weekend: damn hope I have time to do laundry

three day weekend: 𝓂𝒶𝓎𝒷𝑒 𝐼’𝓁𝓁 𝓌𝓇𝒾𝓉𝑒 𝒶 𝒷𝑜𝑜𝓀
Steeve again
Fun fact: Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel while on his back cause once they’re on their shell a turtle can’t flip over
#Snapchat now has your #Snapcode sticker by default.

You don't have to create one yourself - unless you wanna be creative with it.
I donno; caption this - Credit: Reddit/u/ronaldplett
I donno; caption this - Credit: Reddit/u/ronaldplett
Credit: Reddit/u/RouletteRanger
Credit: Reddit/u/RouletteRanger
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