I designed this over a year ago when the Trump campaign was a punchline. I played around with many words that he frequently uses and landed on "overrated". "Sad" could also work. It's available on Cotton Bureau for eight more days.
I've been listening to podcasts since Ricky Gervais' The Ricky Gervais Show. I'm currently subscribed to 41 podcasts, though I probably only listen to less than a third of those on a regular basis. This American Life has always been one of those podcasts. When I heard they invested time and money into an app that would allow listeners to share their content in a new way, I was intrigued.
As someone who still checks in to places using Swarm (FKA Foursquare), the novelty of paperplanes.world speaks to me. The point? To "throw and catch paper planes with people around the world". I suppose it serves a similar purpose as a message in a bottle or putting notes in balloons and waiting to see if someone responds. Communicating with strangers is still a thing.
I continually revisit Matthew Butterick's speech The Bomb in the Garden (I just discovered the video here). My latest return was sparked by thisLast Week Tonight segment about the dissolving of real journalism and the rise of clickbait.
"Information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable … On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower … So you have these two fighting against each other."