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Welcome to Monday's Big Revolution.  It's a public holiday in the UK and the USA, so today's edition
 
May 28 · Issue #92 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Monday’s Big Revolution. 
It’s a public holiday in the UK and the USA, so today’s edition is pretty short. We’ll be back to normal tomorrow. Holiday or no, I have a full day of work ahead today – the peril of collaborating with international teams!
Martin

Big things you need to know today
- Nothing! Well, obviously things are happening in the world, but nothing I’d mention in Big Revolution, so why should I waste your time with filler? The aforementioned public holiday is taking its toll on the news. In its place, enjoy more good reads below…
Big reads
Dear Publishers, if you want my subscription dollars (or euros), here is what I expect… Dear Publishers, if you want my subscription dollars (or euros), here is what I expect…
As more publishers shift to subscriptions, and ‘subscription fatigue’ looms, here’s what they shouldn’t do if they don’t want to frustrate customers…
Are My Friends Really My Friends?
This is a couple of weeks old, but I missed it when it came out. What defines a friendship in the 21st century?
Invisible asymptotes
A really interesting look at how lessons from Amazon’s early growth could help today’s tech companies. Well worth reading if you’re building a tech company.
Virtual reality and blockchain are taking art to the next level
A look at new technology is influencing artists with varying degrees of adventurousness.
Six reasons why social media is a Bummer
Not the trashy list post the title makes it sounds like. 
“Some have compared social media to the tobacco industry, but I will not. The better analogy is paint that contains lead. When it became undeniable that lead was harmful, no one declared that houses should never be painted again. Instead, after pressure and legislation, lead-free paints became the new standard.”
One big tweet
Me, whenever I take a Twitter break…
Dan Levitan
1. Checks Twitter
2. Gets so mad
3. Logs off, calms down, enjoys life
4. Hey, I wonder what I’m missing on Twitter
11:22 PM - 27 May 2018
That’s all for today...
See you tomorrow, when I suspect there will be news!
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