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This Week In Effin' Birds: July 1, 2022

This Week In Effin' Birds: July 1, 2022
By Michelle Manafy • Issue #68 • View online
This week was chock full of shit. How much time have you got?

PICTURE PERFECT PLAN
Given the excellent track record of the algos on everything from product, video and news recommendations, to misinformation and disinformation monitoring, targeted advertising and more, this certainly seems promising.
YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR THIS
Nothing screams nostalgia like zombie Alexa.
DUMBASS MOTHERFUCKER OF THE WEEK
In a week with so many dumbfucks, it was hard to pick just one. But this week’s prize goes to a guy losing a fight about science to a puppet. Ted: the puppet is supposed to be empty headed. What’s your excuse?
MY SPIDY SENSE IS NOT THE ONLY THING TINGLING
Good thing we have comics to combat misinformation.
THIS IS THE PART OF THE NEWSLETTER WHERE WE DUNK ON NFTS
In this epic battle for creative control, the only creativity is comes in the form of legal arguments.
Welcome to the dog days for NFTs.
Good for nothing apes come to dinner.
MEANWHILE, IN CANADA
Aaron Reynolds, writer of the comic strip Effin’ Birds, delivered the opening remarks of PandaConf, the social media stage at Collision Conference in Toronto, June 22nd 2022. Spoiler alert: bridges were burned.
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