Hello! Surprise Saturday send out here. How’s it been going?
Since I last wrote you, I was in the USA for the 13th time
since 2018 (a big highlight from that trip below in the Radness
section) for about 10 days.
At Twotone, we said goodbye to our intern Coline
as she heads back to France and welcomed our new intern Sven
. We also just kicked off with a new client from Norway: FARA Cycling
2020’s ‘Rona reality means no 6 year party for us this year but we are cooking up some sweet commemorative merch to celebrate. More about that soon too!
Ok, here’s my food for thought intro to kick off this 211th issue of this newsletter & that inspired this week’s title too:
“We live in a world that faces a lot of social and economic challenges, but reducing them to Facebook and Google, or data and algorithms, is missing the big picture.” - Paris Marx
This quote is from the Don’t Blame Social Media. Blame Capitalism
article below. It is a pretty involved read debunking quite a bit about the Social Dilemma. Mainly positing that it’s the forces driving Big Tech’s meteoric growth & supposed influence on society are to blame, not Facebook or Google themselves. I agree. The author, Paris Marx, goes on to say:
“Are we to believe that the breakdown in community and personal relationships is the result of clever algorithms, and not the fact that capitalism has commercialized most aspects of our lives, decimated public spaces, and ensured our communities are built in a way that separates most people into auto-oriented suburbs?”
The author thinks you know the answer and I do too.
We all walk a fine line here, I get that. But remaining critical of broad swathe rhetoric is the essence here & the reason to dig deeper is clear. And then, as another article below proclaims, once “we accept, and grieve, that our old way of life is gone, we can build a better future.” So here’s to us all chipping in & working towards exactly that!
as always, thank you for r̶e̶a̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ scrolling 😉,