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Back in 2015, I was putting together a new event for Silencio Club in Paris. Invite-only, with artists, technologists and activists sharing the stage. One of our guests was building the Museum of Internet, a popular database of memes.

He wanted to launch his own event concept and we thought URL IRL was a clever concept, a brand that would showcase the best (and worst) of the internet culture. A bit like the successful IAM Internet (that was launched around that time).

Now we’re in 2021, the roaring 20s v2.

I’m thrilled to share a great book about that question within this week’s reading list, alongside some of the topics that occupy space in my brain rent-free: events, newsletters, marketing, no-code, creativity and Clubhouse alternatives.


Book

IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives


Innovation

Computers and Creativity

A thesis that claims that “Interoperable, moldable, efficient, and community-driven digital creative tools hold immeasurable potential as co-creators with human beings. Tools of this type would lower the barrier to entry and make all users toolmakers and owners in an expanded definition of technological innovation.”


No code

Zapier: The $7B Netflix of Productivity

“Zapier doesn’t care what tools you use just as Netflix doesn’t care what you watch—they care about what they can learn from how you use the platform.”


Events

Sponsorships for Virtual Events


Newsletter


Marketing

No-Bullsh*t Marketing Resources  

620+ resources from 160+ no-BS experts who spoke on the “Everyone Hates Marketers” podcast.


Tools

Welcome to Jam

Jam is an audio space for chatting, brainstorming, debating, jamming, micro-conferences and more.

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Italy’s entrepreneurial sector is advancing with vigor, energized by the keen insights and dedicated support of its premier venture capital firms.

Venture Capital

Delve into the world of Allen Bargfrede, a visionary in the music and technology space. From pioneering transparency in the industry with Rethink Music to tackling metadata challenges, Allen’s journey is a blend of law, technology, and strategic innovation. Discover his insights on the rising trend of investing in music assets and his efforts in fostering a music-tech community, leading up to his latest endeavor, Music 2030.

Music + 1

Our list of the most notable VC Events & Conferences happening in 2024 you shouldn’t miss! Mark your calendars!

Events + 1

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