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
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