Here are some interesting things I found on the internet this week:
Dear Social Media Influencer by Karen Smart
The perfect article for anyone (like me) tired of people using social media for “influence”. My favorite quote: “You see, I still remember a simpler life – before all the apps, social media, followers, likes and constant personal branding. Don’t get me wrong, I freakin’ love the internet. I just don’t really see the point of switching out organic human connections for such a hyper-curated mix of personal-brand-first content and the (probably) misguided notion that you, and only you, hold life’s magic bullet.”
My Grandfather’s Memory Book by Colin Levy
This was included in Austin Kleon’s newsletter and after watching the video I immediately texted my wife telling her to do the same. Just watch and try not to tear up. Here’s hoping we can all have memory books to leave behind.
Perfect Sound For A Little Longer: In Defense of the CD by James Toth
If you’d like to buy a physical music product rather than just stream a release, Toth makes an argument for not forgetting about the CD format which still sounds better than streaming and is cheaper than buying vinyl. Perfect example, I bought Kamasi Washington’s new album, Heaven and Earth on CD at $24 rather than vinyl at $52. I’d like the vinyl but the release itself is 2 hours and 24 minutes long which means I’ll be flipping a lot of vinyl during playback. A CD will allow for longer listening sessions at half the price. By the way, Toth’s piece brought back fond memories of purchasing my first CD.
Have a great weekend!