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Hello and welcome to this week’s Pulse — the weekly techie/businessy newsletter from @perspectiveix.
 
July 19 · Issue #98 · View online
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Hello and welcome to this week’s Pulse — the weekly techie/businessy newsletter from @perspectiveix. I’m your host, Ben, and I’d like to thank you for being here.
So a slow social media week turned out to be one of the most controversial ones with Twitter Hack. There’s a timeline of the news about it at the end of today’s Pulse, but here’s NY Time’s report on the incident.
But Twitter is not alone in the super hot water of the news… There’s TikTok’s right there with Twitter with a potential ban in the US. The implications are huge, hence this week’s insight…
oh, and by the way, if you have any feedback for us, just reply to this email — don’t just suddenly unsubscribe! it hurts!

🧠 INSIGHTS
TikTok may get banned in the US - Credit: visuals on Unsplash
TikTok may get banned in the US - Credit: visuals on Unsplash
Over the last week, as the idea of banning TikTok in the U.S. has shifted from a fringe idea to a seeming inevitability (thanks in no small part to India’s decision to do just that), those opposed to the idea and those in support seem to be talking past each other. The reasons for this disconnect go beyond the usual divisions in tech, culture, and national security: what makes TikTok so unique is that it is the culmination of two trends: one about humans and the Internet, and the other about China and ideology.
Read more on Stratechery.


📊 STATISTICS
How Do Millennials Differ From Older Generations in Their Family Lives? How Do Millennials Differ From Older Generations in Their Family Lives?
Verto Analytics Behavioral COVID-19 Tracker Verto Analytics Behavioral COVID-19 Tracker
📱 TOOLS & APPS
  • fyp.rip: own a copy of all your TikToks
coz tiktok might disappear overnight…

  • Camo: Use your iPhone or iPad as a pro webcam [iOS]
super useful.



🔍 SPOTTED
  • Twitter is working on the hashflag like animations [link]
  • LinkedIn is working on creating and sending a video meeting over messaging [link]
  • Facebook added a share to Twitter button [link]
  • Snapchat is rolling out profile pages for brands [link]


🎧 AUDIO STIMULATION
Uber and dating: marginal utility and opportunity cost — Planet Money
🐦 TWEETS of the WEEK
Robert Valle
Truth enables, conditioning forbids.
Naval
Hacking Elon’s Twitter account and using it for a crypto scam rather than a stock-trading scam shows a complete lack of imagination.

😂 FUN STUFF
i don’t like my skill-set anymore 🙄 — Credit:  Lola Astanova
i don’t like my skill-set anymore 🙄 — Credit: Lola Astanova
[ internalisation ] - more piano...
🗞 NEWS
  • More on Twitter hack, new Emojis, and US Army on Twitch [link]

  • Twitter hack, Instagram, and TikTok [link]

  • Verified Twitter hijacked, wireless charging, and Gmail’s new look [link]

  • Huawei banned again, but growing; WhatsApp outage, and Tesla’s new tax cut [link]

  • Robots, Trump, and Charity [link]

  • TikTok ban, security cameras, and Linux changing terminology [link]


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