The Deplatforming of Curious Content

It was simply peachy discovering my impending departure from my employer in an email to 200,000 people Tuesday night.

I probably should be grateful since my Saturday dispatches shall continue, they just will no longer be coming from my former corporate sponsor. They will be transferred off the domain farm of corporate literary oversight and hosted elsewhere.

Things could be worse. I could be asking you to join a channel on Signal or Telegram—faves of conspiracy theorists worldwide.

There is no conspiracy here. Evidently, this rookie attempt at corporate virtue signaling will likely garner my soon-to-be-former employer a gold star somewhere—perhaps in the world of Corporate Social Responsibility auditors.

Until my transition is complete, I will do my best to not trigger any of our readers and ensure that Curious Content is a “safe space” where all our readers can remain unified in their quest to achieve a common moral high ground.

Rocky Mountain Pariah

Fed up with contemporaries who think they’re saving the world buying $7 chai lattes with bamboo straws, David Lesh wants to antagonize conservationists and build the anti-Patagonia. Or is he just doing this for the ‘Gram?
[From: The New Yorker]


Users Are Changing Their Online Dating Profiles to Say They Got Vaccinated

As the coronavirus vaccine becomes available, people are including it in their online dating profiles. “Love film, opera, walks in the park, Vaccinated (Moderna Part 1 & 2)”.
[From: Vice]


Jack Ma Was Ordained the Jeff Bezos of China. Then He Vanished.

The richest person in China was about to orchestrate the world’s biggest IPO. His retreat from public life raises a number of questions.
[From: Wired]


No. The White House Doesn’t Call Schleppers Moving & Storage

In a 12 hour span on Inauguration Day, Donald Trump will move out of the White House and President-Elect Biden in. Performed with military precision, it’s more complicated than you may think. Here’s how it went down four years ago.
[From: Architectural Digest (2017)]


How Supreme Created the Most Valuable Logo of All Time

Is the streetwear company that gamified artificial scarcity really worth billions?
[From: Marker]

Quote of the Weekend

"Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days."

—Zig Ziglar

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