Klicks #41: Post-Meme World

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NETZWELT

Twitter contest winning as a service
Hunter Scott
„This is the story of how I wrote a Twitter bot to automatically enter contests and ended up winning on average 4 contests per day, every day, for about 9 months straight.“

Spy agency whistle-blower posts top secret report to 4chan but users dismiss it as ‚fake and gay‘
Anthony Cuthbertson, International Business Times
Gute Geschichte aus Australien, ein paar Jahre her, jetzt erst durch Gerichtsakten öffentlich geworden.

How I Gave Up Alternating Current
Rob Rhinehart
Der Typ, der Essen durch Soylent ersetzt hat, stellt seine Stromversorgung um: „I expect power will be at a premium in our first space colonies, and DC only from solar cells. So, I embarked on an experiment to see if I could survive without the luxury of alternating current.“

MEDIEN

Mutually Assured Content
John Herrman, The Awl
„In 2015, the illusion of audience ownership is becoming harder to sustain.“ John Herrman ist nicht mehr der Geheimtipp, der er mal war. Und seine Serie, Content Wars, hat stärkere Ausgaben. Und doch, jedes Mal wieder.

Twenty-four hours with Tay Zonday
Eric Steuer, California Sunday Magazine
„These days, Tay is one of a small group from YouTube’s first wave of viral stars who’ve managed to eke out long-term entertainment careers.“

The Creator of Pepe the Frog Talks About Making Comics in the Post-Meme World
Sean T. Collins, Vice
„Long before 4Chan and Reddit made him an internet icon and the likes of Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj blasted his mug to the masses, the emotionally expressive amphibian meme known as Pepe the Frog was the work of a single man.“ Das erste Mal, dass ich das Wort Post-Meme World lese. Aber klar, passt.

BUSINESS

Google’s $6 Billion Miscalculation on the EU
Brad Stone und Vernon Silver, BusinessWeek
„Google lawyers never saw Oettinger coming. His portfolio was energy policy, so they had never met or discussed the case with anyone on his staff. Now suddenly he was an expert on Google and Internet policy, skillfully channeling the fears that German industrial giants like Daimler and Bosch had about Silicon Valley upstarts such as Tesla and technologies like driverless cars.“

Design machines
Travis Gertz, Louder Then Ten
Webseiten sehen zunehmend gleich aus. Plattformen machen alles noch gleicher. „I believe there’s an opportunity for those of us who are willing to stick our necks out.“ Ausführliche, tolle Übersicht über den Zustand des Webdesigns.

LOL

The New Devil’s Dictionary
Herausgegeben von T.C. Sottek, The Verge
Ich finde das alles sehr, sehr lustig:
„Apple (n.): A shadowy cult of technologists who sell Trojan horses containing U2 albums.“
„embed (v).: Socially permissible theft.“
„Google (n.): The kind of fun, colorful name you stick with to conceal the fact that your mega-corporation has become objectively terrifying.“
„smart (adj.): Capable of transmitting intimate details about your life to a major corporation or governmental entity.“