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DMs Were Accessed in Twitter Attack, How Music Helps Focus, Sleep, and Side Hustles

DMs Were Accessed in Twitter Attack, How Music Helps Focus, Sleep, and Side Hustles
By Dalton Mabery • Issue #12 • View online

🙂 Refresh
This week, I Tweeted at Thomas Frank and Ali Abdaal about something and they Tweeted back! They gave me some encouragement and it meant a lot to me that they would take time out of their schedules and respond to some kid.
The 🌏 of Tech
The Twitter attack is still lingering in the air of some news outlets. A lot of people have been wondering if any of the accounts DMs or data was accessed. After a few days of investigating, Twitter Support did confirm that some accounts did have their DMs accessed. Twitter said:
  • 130 accounts were accessed
  • 45 accounts had Tweets sent by attackers
  • 36 accounts had the DM inbox accessed
  • 8 accounts had an archive of “Your Twitter Data” downloaded, none of which were verified
Shares in Twitter haven’t dropped by much since the attack, but Twitter announced on a call with investors this week that they’re looking at providing a subscription based model for some aspects of Twitter. The company is looking at ways to diversify their income streams after a sharp decline in the core of it advertising business.
The 🌏 of Productivity
One of the most productive hacks I’ve done since high school is listened to music while studying, performing deep work, or just trying to relax. The University of Maryland Medical Center revealed in a study, “Music is an effective stress reducer in both healthy individuals and people with health problems. Research finds that listening to soothing music can decrease blood pressure, heart rate, and anxiety levels in heart patients.”
While helping with stress, music also helps your brain focus. A study performed by Standford found that music engages parts of the brain involved with paying attention, making predictions, and updating the event in memory. Musical techniques performed by composers 200 years ago allows the brain to organize and place information in a more effective and engaging way. This makes it feel easier to work or study and causes less mental fatigue.
🆕 Books
Rest is an interesting thing. Some people praise it, others say it’s not necessary. I’ve never done my own study on rest, so I’m excited to jump into Matthew Walker’s, “Why We Sleep” this week.
I decided to order this book after Matt D'Avela posted a video about it while I was searching the web for a recommendation.
🆕 Articles
I found this interesting article posted by Inc. giving some back story as to how Slack, Instagram, and Twitter were all side hustles at one point that became billion dollar companies. It’s insightful and encouraging.
Slack, Instagram, Twitter: Side Hustles That Became Billion-Dollar Companies | Inc.com
🆕 Podcasts
Although this isn’t a podcast, my boss posted this raw video on different types of employees and managers. He argues that people are over managed and under lead and although it’s not anyone’s fault - something needs to change.
🆕 Video
I started a new video series this week called “The Break”! I’m highlighting the latest news around tech, startups and business distilled into a short video to consume on your lunch break or waiting for an Uber.
I’ve found each news site charges subscriptions to read a lot of the articles, so hopefully this can help solve that problem for some people. If you have any feedback or ideas of how I can pivot, let me know! The goal is to put out a new episode every Monday and Friday.
The Break // 001: Twitter Hack, Amie, Zoom Competition, Air BNB IPO, & KFC Growing Meat
The Break // 001: Twitter Hack, Amie, Zoom Competition, Air BNB IPO, & KFC Growing Meat
The Break // 002: Twitter Update, Slack, Spotify, Peacock, & Adventure Outdoors
The Break // 002: Twitter Update, Slack, Spotify, Peacock, & Adventure Outdoors
How to Build a Resonance Calendar in Roam Research
How to Build a Resonance Calendar in Roam Research
P.S.
If you have any ideas or feedback on how this newsletter could improve, please reply to this email! I have no problem pivoting if it’s going to improve the readers lives, or provide them with more interesting information.
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Dalton Mabery

I'm Dalton, a 21-year-old on a journey to find the intersection between Church and technology. I'm an avid reader and every week I send out a newsletter about what I learned in the world of technology, productivity, books, articles, or podcasts.

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