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Welcome to this week's Pulse! This week, I'll keep the intro short and give you more time to scroll a
June 9 · Issue #41 · View online
Welcome to this week’s Pulse!
This week, I’ll keep the intro short and give you more time to scroll and read.
Just a quick request though: if you like Pulse, tell someone else about it. You’re smart. You know how to do that. 
- Ben from Perspective IX

📰 News
  • The highlights of Apple’s WWDC 2019 and how Apple’s new sign-in button is built for a post-Cambridge Analytica world [Verge]

  • 🇷🇺Russia & 🇮🇷Iran plan to fundamentally isolate the Internet [Wired]

  • YouTube’s new hate speech policies are catching educators, journalists, and activists in the crossfire [Guardian]

  • FCC passes measure urging carriers to block robocalls by default [TechCrunch]

  • Android malware once found a way onto phones before they even shipped [Verge]

🧠 Insights
Credit: Jens Johnsson on Unsplash
There’s a new location-based social network in teens town
Veronica Belmont, a product manager at Adobe Spark, was riding the train down to Silicon Valley, doing some work on her phone, when dozens of teenagers plopped down into the seats around her. Within moments, her phone began blowing up. She received an AirDrop request containing an image of several boys’ Bitmoji characters dressed in chicken suits. A group of them snickered as she opened it and looked around. Belmont was confused. “I was like, I don’t know what this means!” she told me.
Anyone who has accidentally left their AirDrop settings open around a group of teens is likely familiar with the deluge of memes, selfies, and notes that arrives so quickly it can often freeze your phone.
Read more on the Atlantic.

📊 Statistics
Top Non-Game Apps 🗺 - May 2019 by Downloads - Credit: SensorTower
Top Non-Game Apps Worldwide for May 2019 by Downloads
The most downloaded non-game app worldwide for May 2019 was WhatsApp with more than 64.7 million installs.
Messenger was the second most installed non-game app worldwide last month with more than 60.7 million downloads. Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat made up the rest of the top five most installed non-game apps last month.
Snapchat’s dramatic ranking increase in May came as the result of a popular new gender swap filter added mid-month. The app’s first-time installs increased 2.5x month-over-month from 16.8 million in April to 41.5 million last month, bringing it into the top 10 for overall downloads at No. 5 and making it the most downloaded app on the App Store. It had ranked No. 11 overall and No. 13 on the App Store in April.
Read more on SensorTower.

Social media users 2013 - 2018 - Credit: Ofcom
Adults’ Media Use & Attitudes
Social media users are more likely than in 2017 to have a profile or account on WhatsApp or Instagram and less likely to have one on Facebook.
via Ofcom:

The Most Engaging Post Types on Twitter - Credit: Socialbakers
The Most Engaging Post Types on Twitter
According to recent data from Socialbakers, the most engaging post types from brands on Twitter are
  1. Videos 🎞
  2. Photo 📸
  3. Link 🔗
  4. Status 🗣
❓Do you think the New Live video option will be at the top or the bottom of this list?

📱 Tools & Apps
  • Refind: Worth your attention.

  • Exodus: My favourite crypto wallet/exchange is now available on Android too (It was ‘coming soon’ two weeks ago). [iOS | Android]

🎧 Audio Stimulation
Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin
🐦 Tweets of the Week
You Had One Job
This aged really badly after this week's reveal of a $1000 USD monitor stand.
9:31 PM - 5 Jun 2019
David Pierce
I can't wait to slow this new Mac Pro to a halt by opening 17 tabs in Chrome
7:33 PM - 3 Jun 2019
🎮 Fun Stuff
A typical productive Sunday? Not mine - Credit: Marcel Wichmann (@UARRR)
This is not goodbye...
This is something to think about if you have a creator with a website or a YouTube/Twitch channel - or even just a Twitter account:
🚀 Perspective IX
👋 Hey #YouTube! Just because we don't have 1000 subscribers, it doesn't mean that our content is worthless. See? Thank you, $BAT / @AttentionToken & @Brave!
11:50 AM - 8 Jun 2019
121 BAT is about $40 (as of 12:30pm 09/06/2019).
That’s what I earned through Brave and Basic Attention Token (BAT). If you’re interested in knowing more, either reply to this email or get in touch via Twitter.
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