Christmas edition (no, you don't have open it)
Just enjoy the holidays and stay away from your emails. In case you won't, I've got something for you.
👋 Welcome to the FWIW by David Tvrdon, your weekly tech, media & audio digest.
Anyway, here are all three parts, just bookmark them not and you can come back to them anytime later:
Today’s edition of FWIW is extremely short (it’s Christmas, you should be having a Zoom call with your family and watching as much Netflix as you can). I tried to stay away from any news during the past few days, so not much to report but I will give you the big news in headlines.
P.S.1: Jakub Parusinski wrote a summary of the transformation case study of hromadske, a leading Ukrainian non-profit media, which took place in March-September 2020. The article is an overview of some of the key points covered in the full report. If you are in media/journalism case studies, this is deeply recommended.
P.S.2 for 🇸🇰 subscribers: Few weeks ago I started a new newsletter, a week ahead summary sent out each Monday at 8:00. It’s called Tento týždeň and you can subscribe here. It’s in Slovak only. Here is the latest edition to get a sense of what’s it about.
P.S.3: No emojis today. Don’t worry, they will come back in the new year with the regular editions. I haven’t decided what will be in next week’s edition but I know it won’t be regular.
P.S.4.: Merry Chritstmas!
These breakthroughs will make 2021 better than 2020. The latest on the innovations that will let us go back to normal. [Bill Gates]
The tech that was fixed in 2020 and the tech that still needs fixing. From videoconferencing to fitness apps, the best tech helped us endure a hard year. But there were also low points. [New York Times]
Taylor Lorenz Shares Her Best (and Worst) of the Internet, 2020. New York Times writer Taylor Lorenz is a must-read for creators and fans of creators alike. [Influence.co]
The 10 best films of 2020. [The Atlantic]
The best TV Shows of 2020. [NY Times]
The best books of 2020 – picked by our acclaimed guest authors. [The Guardian]
Times Critics’ Top Books of 2020. [NY Times]
The best books we read in 2020. [New Yorker]
Some of Our Favorite Longreads of 2020. [Wired]
How bad is your Spotify? Our sophisticated A.I. judges your awful taste in music. [Pudding]
Oh, and this happened: