Ten Stories From This Week

9th January 2021

‘We asked readers to tell us about the spots that have delighted, inspired and comforted them in a dark year. Here are 52, of more than 2,000 suggestions we received, to remind us that the world still awaits. From NYT (reg may be necessary)

The most Contagious report for 2020. Trends, campaigns and quotes.

This looks very cool and f.o.c. from Fluxx, friend of the Filter. A five day virtual festival ‘designed to help businesses and individuals set up for a successful 2021 and beyond.’ This is Work Re-imagined.

Interesting piece on then DC riots. ‘The really striking thing is that the rioters were creating content for social media. It’s where the power lies.’

From MIT. ‘Covid-19 patients who recovered from the disease still have robust immunity from the coronavirus eight months after infection, according to a new study. The study, published January 6 in Science. 

Prof Galloway’s person of the year and predictions for 2021. (spoiler alert, he hopes 2021 is going to be better than 2020…)

Be careful what you fish for. (1′ 20″) . And, be careful what you wish for, in this surreal South African Nike Ad (2′ 06″)

Immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of Ireland’s coast. ‘You stand upon a cliff, with the wind blowing in your face. See the gray sky above you and folding waves below. Now close your eyes and enjoy the light drizzle on your face, carried fast and cold by the sea wind. Breathe in slowly and deeply, and feel the invigorating sensation of inhaling fresh salty air….

‘Abi’s cinematic poetry film about her Black experience, was penned the day she found out about the death of George Floyd. An intimate portrait, vibrant, energetic and full of spirit. Being Black & 6Teen (4″31″).

Because we need some of this at the moment. Here are The Guardian readers’ : 10 funniest things (on the internet) this past year.