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Why Only Have Fun On Social Media?

Walled Gardens of the interwebs (such as Facebook and Twitter) often seem to have killed blogs and other spaces on the web. That is not really true. Walled Gardens of web are just crowded bars with free booze (read: dopamine boosts) for everyone sponsored by advertisers trying to make a buck online. Sometimes staying in the bar drunk all the time can fool you that you can only have fun in the bar and no where else.

In physical life or pre-internet, bars aren’t or weren’t the only places to hangout. Fortunately, limitations of real estate and travel didn’t lead to bars using this playbook in past. Certainly having your blog is not going to have the same level of fun or as we say in these times – “engagement” but you get to make your own rules like the owners of the bars, there is pretty much no censorship for example (if you own the server for your app or website). Also, there is no one trying to dissect what you do on your website to sell you something or maybe just share it with government in ways or means you might not agree with.

It is definitely harder to have fun in a club where most people don’t hangout or own a club but it is not that difficult on internet. As an example, this website doesn’t cost millions of dollars to operate. Are there less people having fun at our club? Hell yes. But can anyone tell us how we should or should not behave – heck no!

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Drama Over Weekend 05/10/2020

  • Elon Musk wants to move Tesla TSLA HQ to Texas / Nevada:
  • Trump Administration and semiconductor companies (Intel INTC and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co TSM) are interested in developing new factories in U.S. due to reduce reliance on Asia as a source of critical technology. Source: WSJ
    • “We currently think it is in the best interest of the United States and of Intel to explore how Intel could operate a commercial US foundry to supply a broad range of microelectronics.” – Bob Swan, CEO Intel INTC (Src: 28th April 2020 Letter to DOD)
    • “TSMC TSM has been talking to officials at the Commerce and Defense departments as well as to Apple Inc. AAPL, one of its largest customers, about building a chip factory in the U.S.”