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The best, the worst, and the most surprising findings from 584 movies.

  • What’s a Netflix Original?
  • How many movies are there?
  • What data have you got, then?


UEFA

Who’s old? Who will win? Why aren’t players called Tom any more?

Euro 2020 kicks off on Friday evening and, in spite of Northern Ireland’s notable absence, it should be a hoot.

😷 The pandemic effect

  • Squads can contain 26 players, rather than the usual 23.
  • Teams are permitted five substitutions per game, rather than the usual three.
  • Stadium capacities are significantly reduced, typically to about 20–25% of the maximum. Budapest is a notable exception — Hungary will have sold-out crowds…


Photo by Ali Nuredini on Unsplash

It worked for the Renaissance. It can work for us.


Shutterstock // NFT Art

The What? Who? Why? and How Much?! of Non-Fungible Token Art

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have been all over the news recently.


I asked the data. Plus: Many other questions.

  • Which country has…


How does it work, is it any good, and how quickly will Facebook and Twitter copy its best features?

  • How we network
  • How we communicate
  • How we learn
  • How we build status (Or social capital, if you will)

💬 Prologue


Nostalgia is a heady drug - for a little while.


But have the populists already moved on to new tactics?

Twitter has announced a new Wikipedia-style fact-checking feature, called Birdwatch.

Birdwatch allows people to identify information in Tweets they believe is misleading and write notes that provide informative context. We believe this approach has the potential to respond quickly when misleading information spreads, adding context that people trust and find valuable.

Twitter


Apple Search // Shutterstock

It won’t be better than Google. But does that even matter?


WhatsApp // Shutterstock

Apparently, we’re all “confused” about what data it will send to Facebook

Clark Boyd

Author of the world-famous https://hitech.substack.com/ I used to be with it, but then they changed what ‘it’ was.

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