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5 things I love on the internet, week of june 15th

  1. Volkswagen New Zealand just … well just click. It’s really good.
  2. The ad nerds at D&AD built an ad blocker, but instead of simply blocking the ads, they insert inspirational and excellent ads from their curated list of the ‘best of the best’.
  3. Buzzfeed’s Data team thinks they’ve cracked social sharing analytics. It’s a highly technical, but fascinating read.
  4. Google’s Advanced Tech and Projects team (ATAP) continue to create amazing things: Project Soli is an interaction sensor that could change everything, and Project Jacquard may be the first scalable advance in smart textiles and clothing. Why’d I say scalable? They already have apartnership with Levi’s.
  5. In China, rappers are dropping tracks criticizing authorities for cracking down on uber. It’s a pretty hot track

5 things I love on the internet this week

No time for quasi-intellectual introductions, so  here’s some cool stuff I’ve seen on the internet recently:

The best description of Baijiu I’ve ever read

Imagine discomfort. It’s 3a.m., and you’re sitting in the back of a long-distance bus. The man sitting next to you scratches his whale-sized belly and giggles as he sleeps. The bathroom door keeps slamming open, and the smell of urine tinged with vomit wafts into your nostrils.

Bottle that experience and you have baijiu,[…]

Isaac Stone Fish really nails it, then goes on to profile the people trying to bring the above experience to the west.

Also: Make time for the video.