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On the Clock - 51823
Wake up in the morning feeling like Sean Combs
The Daily Rabbit Hole: Amazon vs. Alibaba
“Amazon owns 39% of all US ecommerce sales, while Alibaba owns 58.2% of all retail ecommerce shares (sic) in China.”
Have you ever stumbled across something that you just felt in your bones was going to be big? I’ve had this happen twice while scrolling through Tik Tok videos and discovering two different vocalists.
Lawrence the Band’s “Don’t Lose Sight” (YouTube as I can’t find the original)
Rebecca Brunner’s “Round Hole”
So, I was decidedly correct on “Don’t Lose Sight” … it’s been played on late night television, featured in Microsoft commercials, and beyond. The jury is still out on “Round Hole” but it certainly hasn’t reached the same level of ubiquity as “Don’t Lose Sight.” Blame it on the name or what have you, but I am perplexed as to how this song hasn’t blown up more. Give it a listen and tell me I’m wrong! I’m not saying it’s a masterpiece, I’m merely saying it has the makings of a pop hit - but what do I know?
The ‘Wait, What?’ Vortex: “Does TikTok access the home Wi-Fi network?”
“You have to access the network to get connections to the Internet. If that’s the question.”
I can’t wait for congressional hearings on AI. “Mr. Altman, have you seen the Terminator movies?”
The Discovery …
Whether it’s the latest Alibaba deal, a new comedian on Twitter, reading this newsletter every day for the absurdist plot lines of history, or being an elected congressman having to ask how the whole thing works - the Internet is truly, first and foremost, a place for discovery. We learn things, we move on, and we find something new that pulls us into its gravitational arena.
If you haven’t caught on yet, the point of this newsletter is not to present you with grandiose takeaways every single day - it’s to encourage your own discovery. Go make a new one today. Pro tip: don’t just read the headline or the article, read the comments.
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