Medialyte, the annual birthday edition
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Medialyte, the annual birthday edition

It's that time of the year again!
Medialyte, the annual birthday edition

A song to read by: "That Summer Feeling," by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers

What I’m reading: "A Lover's Discourse," by Roland Barthes


Birthday checks

Hi all, yesterday was my birthday, so I am taking this week off from the newsletter.

This week only, I am including my Venmo information if you would feel so inclined to send me any birthday money.

If anything I have written over the last 1.5 years has resonated with you, informed you, made you think or made you laugh, I would really appreciate a nice token of acknowledgement.

Otherwise, stay tuned for next week!

Some good readin'

— I published a lot of great stuff in the last week for Adweek, including this about a big acquisition by Vox Media, this about chief subscription officers and this about an in-demand ecommerce guru. (Adweek)

— This OnlyFans analysis from Casey Newton was great, until the company apparently reversed course this morning? (Platformer)

— This is the piece to read if you want to laugh and read great profile writing. (The Cut)

— This is the piece to read if you want to understand why I think Bitcoin and most cryptomedia is a heinous misuse of natural resources. (Rest of World)

— This is the piece to read if you love media, have some time on your hands and have a middling interest in digital advertising. (Harper's)


Cover image: "The Dance of Life," by Edvard Munch