Watched Improve your memory in 4 minutes with Yanjaa from YouTube
Yanjaa, the IKEA Human Catalogue shares her mind palace technique. Perfect if you want to remember passwords, anniversaries or if you want your child to do well in studies via creative learning.
This is a clever bit of marketing on Ikea’s part. She gets to show of some memory techniques and in doing so she highlights some of their products.
Read Standards Watch: Introduction (Backpacking Light)
Intro to a monthly column that explains important backpacking product standards, interviews key people, and analyzes industry standards.
This is an interesting area and highlights the fact that marketing and standards can sometimes subsume the actual facts and make it that much harder for people to make informed choices. This sort of investigative work and comparison becomes important to help level the playing field, but then again, finding sources like this is yet another task in itself.
Read A black, female-owned company was flooded with hate speech and 1-star reviews after it was featured in a Target commercial (CNN)
A black female-owned feminine hygiene company was bombarded with negative reviews and online abuse after it was featured in a Target commercial, but its founder says the experience has "turned out to be a really beautiful thing."
The story really never got into what the controversy was about. I suspect it’s missing some necessary context?
Watched Welcome to Winona (Big Game 2020 Film) from Squarespace | YouTube

Winona embarks on journey of self discovery to find the true Winona. First stop: Winona.
View Winona’s photo essay at https://www.WelcomeToWinona.com

I’m not sure I quite got the shorter version that aired during the Super Bowl.

I do quite like their tagline here of “A website makes it real”.

Read How I did a Twitter giveaway, got 10K+ new followers and discovered you can hack most giveaways to win them (levels.io)
It was almost New Year's Eve and I wanted to do something special on Twitter. I had 69,800 followers and because I admittedly am an imperfect and superficial human addicted to vanity metrics, I wanted to get to 70,000 followers before midnight and it becoming 2020. To celebrate

My friend Marc again to the rescue. He suggested that since there was 10,000+ people RT’ing and following, I could just pick a random follower from my current total follower list (78,000 at this point), then go to their profile to check if they RT’d it and see. If they didn’t, get another random follower and repeat, until you find someone. With 78,000 followers this should take about ~8 tries.

Technically he said it would be random among those who retweeted, but he’s chosen a much smaller subset of people who are BOTH following him and who retweeted it. Oops!
Annotated on January 13, 2020 at 01:10PM

So, based on your write up it sounds like you’re saying that if one retweeted, but wasn’t following you, one had no chance of winning. This means a few thousand people still got lost in the shuffle. Keep in mind that some states have laws regarding lotteries, giveaways, games like this. Hopefully they don’t apply to you or your jurisdiction.

👓 Maxwell House Brings You Midge’s Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Haggadah | Amazon

Read Maxwell House Brings You Midge's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Haggadah (Amazon.com)
Midge's limited edition Haggadah is free with any purchase of participating Maxwell House Coffee products.
I’ve seen some old Haggadahs like this in the past from Maxwell House, but this is an awesome crossover promotion with Passover coming up.

👓 20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About BuzzFeed News | BuzzFeed

Read 20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About BuzzFeed News (BuzzFeed News)
Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalists. Reporting that freed an innocent man from prison. Here are some facts about BuzzFeed News that you might not know. Support our journalism by becoming a member.
Interesting to see them advertising and reaching out like this just after announcements of them having financial issues.

👓 Yelp craters as much as 32% as advertisers abandon the site | CNBC

Read Yelp craters as much as 32% as advertisers abandon the site by Sara Salinas (CNBC)
Friday's plunge sends Yelp to a 52-week low and makes for the stock's worst day of trading since going public in 2012.

👓 Our book launch was botched and it’s been crazy at work trying to fix it | Signal V. Noise

Read Our book launch was botched and it’s been crazy at work trying to fix it by DHH DHH (Signal v. Noise)
I’m trying to remember when it was last this crazy at work. Before we spent a month fighting poor planning and terrible execution on the publication of our new book It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work. Was it when we got DDoS’ed over two days and were fighting to keep Basecamp on the internet? Was it when we touched the third rail and spoke about customer data in public? Or do we have to go all the way back to the early days when Basecamp went down whenever I, as the only technical person at the time, would get on an airplane?
A bizarre story of publishing what might have otherwise been a bestseller.