Ten Stories From This Week

16th April 2021

Google Earth now shows you our planet’s slow deterioration. A new time-lapse video feature lets users see how humans have reshaped the globe over the decades.

A comparison of an NFT internet vs the internet today on Etheruem.org is slightly mind-blowing.

From Digital Content Next. The demise of third-party cookies offers an opportunity for the digital advertising industry to rebuild on a better foundation. This is particularly true for publishers who are willing to leverage the right approaches and technologies to monetise their audiences and protect their data. How to choose the right approach – and solution – for a cookie-less world.

From NYT. A tiny particle’s wobble could upend the known laws of physics. Experiments with particles known as muons suggest that there are forms of matter and energy vital to the nature and evolution of the cosmos, that are not yet known to science.

The (continuing) rise of the retail media sellers: data-rich, inventory-light, but here to stay.

Interesting piece about ‘centripetal’ books (that suck you in) and ‘centrifugal’ books that spin you out. Some books that you read pull you into their own world, and others spin you out and lead to lots of interesting places. 

Like the look of this spin off from (friend of the Filter) TBD Conferenceand @here_forth. TBD Mouthwash is a new nightly show hosted live by TBD Founder, Paul Armstrong, on Twitter Spaces. Unscripted, unedited, unrehearsed. Starts Monday 19th at 7.30 (UK time).

This month marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Baudelaire’s birth, the French poet famous for his descriptions of the flâneur – a man of the crowd, who thrived in the metropolis’ multitude. From Public Domain Review – “Fevers of Curiosity” – Charles Baudelaire and the Convalescent Flâneur.

Steve, the very guilty donkey. Who broke into the feed shed? (1′ 46″)

An interview with the iceberg that sank the Titanic. Gloriously ludicrous. (4’34”)