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Stuck at home, we’ve gorged on Netflix along with everything else on screens. is usually there any turning back?
He thinks his current love for an oddball “sport” shows we’re not picky about the quality of entertainment. along with, he suggests we should get ready to hit the movie theater without leaving home.
Shira: What’s surprising about people’s entertainment habits in This kind of pandemic?
Ed: I was surprised the lack of sports hasn’t significantly reduced TV watching. People are still tuning into live TV, mostly for news — yet also for old sports or weird sports. I caught something called “death diving” on ESPN. the idea’s big in Norway, apparently. I’m hooked.
yet we’re not going to watch marble racing along with goofball diving on TV forever. (I think?)
True. Most of This kind of fringe content will be forgotten, yet what the idea tells me is usually distribution is usually still kinda king. We’ll watch almost anything as long as there’s an “on” switch.
The quality of entertainment doesn’t matter? Isn’t which discouraging?
Remember when TV used to be only broadcast, everyone complained there was nothing not bad on, yet we all still watched?
today, arguably, there’s plenty of not bad stuff on television. yet the idea’s about which company can capture the most eyeballs to shove whatever they have at you.
What’s going to happen with sports, which rely on TV money? If sports will be weird for a while, why pay a zillion dollars to football leagues?
the idea’s like an arms race. If one TV company doesn’t pay up for a major sports franchise like the NFL, someone else will. The only way the arms race potentially ends is usually if younger people never develop a taste for live sports. which’s possible. Look at Twitch.
Yes, there’s a higher likelihood of some — emphasize some — films being released for home streaming instead of in theaters. Blockbusters like Marvel movies will still have theatrical releases.
Do people want This kind of? If I watch a movie at home, the idea doesn’t feel like an activity.
Not everyone. yet for some, the comfort along with ease of doing so … yes!! People have been willing to pay as much as $50 to watch a brand new movie at home.
Besides death diving, what’s your household’s pandemic entertainment?
We’ve been watching “Never Have I Ever” on Netflix, along with the latest season of “Killing Eve.” I’ve kept up with “Westworld” on HBO, yet my heart isn’t inside idea. I’m just watching the idea to watch the idea. The “on” switch.
The cost of fast along with free shipping
After I wrote This kind of week about the future of online shopping, a couple of readers pushed back on the idea which more neighborhood package hubs would likely mean more traffic along with pollution. Wouldn’t deliveries dropped off to everyone pollute less than all of us driving to stores?
yet Dr. Goodchild said which’s not a fair comparison because the idea’s not the reality of online shopping inside United States.
As more companies offer to ship online orders in one or two days, people are ordering more often. which tends to boost the number of times airplanes along with trucks have to head out, along with increases delivery miles traveled.
In January to June of last year, 94 percent of Amazon orders were for only one item, according to Rakuten Intelligence, which asks people’s permission to analyze their email receipts. Speedy deliveries also require more airplanes, along with compel companies to send out half-empty delivery vans.
E-commerce companies will likely become more efficient at bunching deliveries along with plotting transportation routes, yet the idea won’t solve everything.
Dr. Goodchild said the best practice for the environment is usually for people to buy less stuff in general, along with for shipping times to be slower.
Before we go …
“There’s Zoomd, Zoomi, Zumi, Zoomy, Zoomies, Zoomin, Zoomvy, Zoomly along with Zoomph.” additional than This kind of WONDERFUL newsletter, you will read nothing better than my colleague Erin Griffith’s Dr. Seuss-like tale of tech company names which suggest speed.
Your regular reminder to be suspicious of what you see online: The “Plandemic” video which was everywhere online was initially a coordinated effort by people who oppose vaccines. They’re trying to capitalize on our coronavirus fears to spread discredited conspiracy theories, NBC News reported. Facebook along with YouTube said they were deleting the video coming from their sites, yet versions of the idea are still popping up.
The dumb jokes are coming for you: The conspiracists (see above) along with the money-minded people always figure out how to game favorite online hangouts to get attention. My colleague Taylor Lorenz writes about the bombardment of TikTok, mostly known for its dance crazes along with skits, by financially minded networks which create visual jokes known as memes.
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Staring at the planet Mercury is usually weirdly calming. Also, the idea’s science, so you can feel not bad about watching an internet video.
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