Today’s edition is about the pandemic and its impact. All but one of the articles I found that raised some good questions in my mind.
Is this the end of influencing as we know it? I suppose everything has a silver lining. [Vanity Fair]
Why the coronavirus lockdown is making the internet stronger than ever. [MIT Tech Review]
Watching my family confront the Coronavirus on two continents. A great first-person account by my friend Selina Wang. [Bloomberg]
By the numbers: how the Coronavirus is devastating the restaurant industry. [Eater] Also, check out my Stuck@Om podcast with Eater Executive editor Matt Buchanan.
Why are we using Zoom and other conference tools like social networks? I agree with the author here, though I sincerely hope we don’t get trapped in the Facebook video hell. [Glitch]
Will the United States Post Office become a victim of the pandemic? I sincerely hope that is not the case. Every day, everyone in the country can now see this is an essential service, and we shouldn’t be thinking about throwing it to the sharks. [Naked Capitalism]
Get ready for the ultimate gaslighting. This is a very sobering essay by filmmaker Julio Vincent Gambuto. He raises the question that has been on my mind. What will we learn from this Pandemic? Or will we walk away pretty much the same all-consuming selfish people we were before the pandemic? [Julio Vincent Gambuto]