Here’s a good Sunday morning read: Don’t Let People Enjoy Things | Kate Wagner

The second person answers with LPET does so because they want to shame the person for criticizing something they enjoy, and they believe the best way to do so is to make the person feel like they are a Debbie Downer who is pissing in everyone’s cornflakes. This person is an authoritarian at heart, a social despot who would shut down critical discussion in general. There is no hope for them because they are an asshole.

Read the whole article: Don’t Let People Enjoy Things | Kate Wagner

This sounds like an exit strategy to me: average salary of Spotify employees hit $132,301 last year – double what it was in 2011

They are making out like bandits and once the business model implodes, they’re out and have their money, while artists lost many years in decent revenue flow.

It’s a scam.

Source: The average salary of a Spotify employee hit $132,301 last year – more than double what it was in 2011 – Music Business Worldwide

This must be that internet that must not be regulated in any way… wake up, people!

Amazon likes to think of its marketplace as a merchant meritocracy where the best products get the best reviews by virtue of quality and honest consumer feedback.But the vast size of the platform, coupled with a ferocious competition among sellers to get higher product rankings, has spawned a problem: A proliferation of fake reviews.

Source: 5-star phonies: Inside the fake Amazon review complex