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Found MY summer song

Old-school vibes from Estonia in former USSR times

Velly Joonas — Stopp, Seisku Aeg!

youtube.com/watch?v=FEb68L-3UW

Enjoyed the barefoot walk with 36°C (97 °F) outside and plenty of sun

A conversational style helps because people tend to pay more attention when they perceive that they’re in a conversation, since they’re expected to follow along and hold up their end.

The amazing thing is, your brain doesn’t necessarily care that the “conversation” is between you and a book!

On the other hand, if the writing style is formal and dry, your brain perceives it the same way you experience being lectured to while sitting in a roomful of passive attendees. No need to stay awake.

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A conversational style helps people pay more attention.

It’s one of my favorite takeaways from Head First JavaScript Programming.

The original quote is…

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"Endlich" gibt es dann den deutschen Ableger von Masterclass.com.

Meet Your Master - meetyourmaster.de/

Heiner Lauterbach macht den ersten Schritt mit der Plattform: meetyourmaster.de/de/kurse/hei

Copywriting is interface design. Great interfaces are written. If you think every pixel matters then you also need to think every letter matters.

A short classic read from 2005.

signalvnoise.com/archives2/get

Tiktok 

They are sooo close...

TikTok does gather a lot of personal data, but it’s no more than what Facebook and other social networks also gather. The difference between TikTok and Facebook is that we have a great deal of transparency into the process by which Facebook gives your information to various governments. And specifically, Facebook does not release data to the Chinese government.”
theverge.com/21355465/tiktok-u

A few weeks ago I recorded a short video for the NYC School’s Tech Summit and the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Hackathon about accessibility in 2020. A lot of work went into it, so I thought I may as well share it with everyone!

laurakalbag.com/accessibility-

We've just hit $3,000 MRR with 483 subscribers! 🤯

Here's how it went:

May 14, 2019: First subscriber
April 2, 2020: $415 MRR (in 324 days)
May 27: $1,000 MRR (55 days)
July 6: $2,000 MRR (40 days)
August 7: $3,000 MRR (32 days) 🥳

Thank you all for supporting us ❤️🙏

No individual person has to explain themselves for using proprietary software.

Organisations, companies, governments for sure! So let's stop blaming individuals for usage of proprietary software and let's focus on breaking organisations free. Trust me, when organisations are free, individuals will follow by themselves.

And for more details on how we bootstrapped Plausible Analytics from $400 to $2,750 MRR in 135 days without advertising, take a look at this: plausible.io/blog/startup-mark

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Now using Basecamp for personal habit creation and habit maintenance. The automatic check-in feature does the job.

I did a video analysis of CheckWise’s copywriting.

CheckWise is an online-buddy accountability service for self-employed professionals made by Aleix Ramon.

Watch the full analysis:

naii.io/copywriting-analysis/c

There is no 2nd wave. It’s not a comeback. It was never gone.

Media only needs a reason to talk about COVID-19 again and SECOND WAVE sounds better than “It’s still there and still fatal AF—business as usual”. And even the rising cases in the US don’t cut it anymore. People get complacent when it’s not NEW.

"Google dedicates almost half of the first page of results to its own products"

Impressive study and website! The average publisher is full of advertising, CTAs and several MBs of external scripts. This one is simple, fast to load and clean 👍

themarkup.org/google-the-giant

New day, more trouble for Google

"Google misled consumers to obtain their consent to expand the scope of personal information that Google could collect and combine about consumers’ internet activity, for use by Google, including for targeted advertising"

accc.gov.au/media-release/accc

Facebook and America are now indivisible, says the Observer writer who broke the Cambridge Analytica scandal – and the world is the sicker for it

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Underrated advantage of masks in the German supermarket…

You don’t get to see the typical grumpy corner’s of a German mouth (Angie Merkel style)

Covid-19 makes grumpy faces disappear.

Man sieht die griesgrämigen Gesichter in deutschen Supermärkten nicht mehr. Ok, da gibt es immer noch die Augen als Spiegel der Seele, aber zumindest die Merkelmundzüge sind eliminiert. Dänks Covid!

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