Introducing Network (33): play-by-play commentary of the web as it’s happening

Week 33 of the year. Here’s what I found on Twitter (@nashp).


Network

Even though it’s week 33 of year, this is week 1 of Network (here’s a comment from the future: Network 34 already started). Simplifying my site with one post a week with what I find on the web. Each Network will be updated all week until the next week starts up. Let’s begin.

Breath of the Wild

'Breath of the Wild' is incredible.

— Ben Thompson (@benthompson) August 20, 2017

Best. Game. Ever.

Going to the movies

Rotten Tomatoes is redefining how we decide whether to go to the theater https://t.co/EonbHVtJ50

— The Ringer (@ringer) August 19, 2017

As much as I love going to the movies, I only actually go when I know for sure that the movie is worth it. Ratings are reviews play a huge part in whether or not I invest my time and money.

The Punisher

https://youtu.be/MPV4QnIoVhA

Frank Castle stole the show in season two of Dare Devil. Now he’s back with his own series.

Halt and Catch Fire

Halt and Catch Fire is the perfect show about tech innovation - my favorite…Woz. https://t.co/JkFuDuQEAY

— Steve Wozniak (@stevewoz) August 18, 2017

I enjoyed season one, and there’s a ton of hype around this new season. I didn’t realize this show was loved by this many people. Time to watch season two. (They’re all on Netflix.)

Subscriptions

Subscription Attrition https://t.co/MZrOfXRkDX

— The Brooks Review (@brooksreview) August 19, 2017

This is good. A behind the scenes look at Ben’s subscription for his site.

1-800-273-8255

I love this song so much. It’s powerful. So is this video. If I could only have one wish in my entire life, it would be to help someone who thinks that suicide is the answer. It’s never the answer. I wrote this recently:

No matter how hard it gets, don’t give up. The world needs you. Your family needs you. You’re loved and wanted by so many. Through all the noise, just know that, you’re important to us. Keep fighting until you become the story that helps others. Use your climb as a testimony to save someone else. Pay it forward.

Atypical

"People think I don't know when I'm being picked on, but I do." #Atypical is now streaming, only on @Netflix. 🐧 pic.twitter.com/14LDNzIZ0r

— Atypical (@Atypical) August 11, 2017

I enjoyed this show much more than I thought I would. I could relate to Sam in many ways (it even made me worry for a second). 30-minute long episodes, only 8 episodes, and yet I feel like I really know these people. Cool feeling.

Year Progress

▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░ 63%

— Year Progress (@year_progress) August 18, 2017

This year is flying by. It’s been a roller coaster. Good, bad, good, productive, lazy, productive. Every month has been different, and I’ve just been rolling with the punches. Definitely a year of growth.

Daring Fireball

★ Daring Fireball Turns 15: https://t.co/WQXt6G7SmN

— Daring Fireball (@daringfireball) August 19, 2017

If you enjoy Apple, then you should be following Daring Fireball daily. My favorite writer on the web. His site just made 15 years. Cheers.

Charlottesville

Watch @vicenews' full report from the front lines in Charlottesville: https://t.co/F5cwwu9Q8z pic.twitter.com/o8xlsJ5d0U

— VICE (@VICE) August 16, 2017

Vice released a video that documented what happened in Charlottesville as it was happening. The world we live in is scary. Every person in this video feels like their point is valid. That’s what scares me.

Jay Z Video

New Jay video almost every week for months. I like this. He’s even doing videos for the bonus songs on the album. They start on Tidal, and then a week later, they’re on YouTube. Nice attempt to get people onto Tidal. It’s not working though.

Wade

Dwyane Wade and the Bulls are reportedly expected to reach a buyout agreement within the next few months https://t.co/xPE2kE0wDY

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 17, 2017

Wade and the Bulls are working on a buyout. I expect him to be a Rocket once that happens.

X

pic.twitter.com/kJBVIZeyhV

— rands (@rands) August 18, 2017

Red X’s. Everywhere.

Site

I’m reflecting on how much I’ve restructured the site: it might look the same, but the way I approach each piece of content has changed drastically. I’m not just throwing things against the wall anymore, everything (from songs I record, to the little nuggets of info I find on the web) serves a purpose now.