🔗 Inspiring bits #21 → Why is everyone so sad?
The rising tide of global sadness, everybody wants to be a LinkedInfluencer, sofa surfing, and cycle syncing,
🇧🇷 First of all, to all of my Brazilian readers, a big congratulations! We fought a fascist and infamous government, and won in the voting polls in the most fierce presidential run in Brazilian democracy. → Lula da Silva wins Brazilian Presidency for the third time, with 50.9% of the votes
🎵 The 50 most viral songs in Brazil today on Spotify are somewhat related to the elections, like “Tá na hora do Jair já ir embora” - that we can say it's the official anthem of this run. Others from the list are “Lula Lá no Funk (O Pai Tá ON)”, “Chora Petista” and “Traz de Volta o Lula e Manda Embora o Bolsonaro”.
🗓️ Matthew Guay from Superpath published a cool guide to help social media managers and content managers. → How to Build Your First Editorial Calendar
🎤 LinkedIn is becoming too Facebook-like, with a focus on making its users famous. There are currently 13 million users with “creator mode” turned on, a setting that expands the kinds of features users can deploy in order to grow their audience. → Everybody wants to be a LinkedInfluencer
🌎 New report alert! Making sense of what people are really doing online: the new Digital 2022 October Global Statshot Report, published by We Are Social and Hootsuite. → The Global State of Digital in October 2022
📟 Do you remember when ‘metaverse’ was not a work we read all the time, the social platform of the time was Habbo Hotel - or Orkut, in Brazil's case. → Tamagotchis, the 10-pixel digital pets from the early 00's, are now the fashion's hottest old-new accessory
🖌️ “70% of creators say they feel screwed by big tech platforms, like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Yet over 60% say they primarily rely on these platforms to showcase their creative work.” Here's a guide to avoid platform dependency → Unlocking creative independence in the Age of Algorithms, by Patreon
🩸 Around 300 million people menstruate worldwide everyday. An emerging wellness concept called cycle syncing seeks to align one’s wellness lifestyle around the entire 28-day cycle. → Is cycle syncing wellness’s next frontier?
🕺🏼 A newly-published paper examines how nightlife can shape our sexualities. → Can clubbing make you gay? The study “Berghain: Space, Affect and Sexual Disorientation" may answer that
☹️ The world is chaotic, everything is weird, and people are getting sadder. → The Rising Tide of Global Sadness
👨🏼🦰 There's a thing happening in NYC, like vetted dating parties where single women are bringing recommendable single men for the public good of the group. → Every Man at This Party Is Vouched For
🛋️ With demand for housing far outstripping supply, many young people are being forced to live in their friends’ living rooms. → How sofa surfing became the new normal
🕹️ In the 90s and 00s, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero were prime outlets for music discovery. In 2022, it’s League of Legends and Fifa that are shaping taste. → How videogames are helping youngsters discover new music
🎥 For cinematic scenes in big titles such as Call of Duty, the Last of Us and Death Stranding, actors wear full performance-capture body suits which record their every movement. → Actors describe the experience of making video games ‘where there’s nowhere to hide’
👾 “Algorithms could increasingly influence human culture, even though we don't have a good understanding of how they interact with us or each other.” → AI Inventing Its Own Culture, Passing It On to Humans, Sociologists Find