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April 13 · Issue #397 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to your weekend edition of the newsletter, delivering good reads to fill your downtime. Enjoy!
– Martin from Big Revolution

Big things you need to know today
  • Facebook has shipped ‘tens of thousands’ of VR controllers with hidden messages in the packaging. These were only ever intended for prototypes but somehow the quirky messages, which – embarrassingly for Facebook – include “Big Brother is watching,” will end up in consumers’ homes.
  • HQ Trivia has lost its most popular regular host, after the company refused to let Scott Rogowsky also host a baseball show elsewhere.
Big weekend reads
The Problem With Putting a Price on the End of the World The Problem With Putting a Price on the End of the World
“Economists have workable policy ideas for addressing climate change. But what if they’re politically impossible?”
Why Won’t Twitter Help Us Delete Our Tweets?
There’s increasing desire to make tweets ‘ephemeral,’ by having them automatically disappear after a certain amount of time. But why is it harder than it should be?
The future of news is conversation in small groups with trusted voices
“People are seeking relief from the barrage of social media, not knowing who to trust any more and wanting a better channel to the truth.”
Here’s Peccy, the bizarre, beloved mascot you didn’t know Amazon had
Did you know Amazon has a corporate mascot? Amazon staff know Peccy, but few outside the company have ever seen him.
One big tweet
Salvador Rodriguez Meneses
I know my generation is old bc all my friends refuse to download TikTok but will happily send me TikTok videos on Instagram three weeks after I’ve already seen them 🙄
6:50 AM - 13 Apr 2019
That’s all for today...
Back on Monday. Have a good weekend!
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