Updated February 2022 The Health Authorities in Malta have been promoting the use of the ‘ traveltomalta.gov.mt [http://traveltomalta.gov.mt]‘ website for those wishing to travel to the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both nationals and non-nationals are encouraged to visit the website to confirm that they can
Hacker News has been a fascination of mine since I discovered it several years ago, and today it has become part of my morning routine. Through the site, I discovered countless interesting articles and ideas, and the most read article [https://karlsnotes.com/ikea-and-the-future-of-living/] on this site also owes its
This is a review of the ‘How to Start a New Country’ [https://1729.com/how-to-start-a-new-country/] piece by Balaji S. Srinivasan, which highlights possible pathways to a country founded and built online, and later also owning physical territory. I call this ‘the Reverse Estonia’, as the country has been on
Update - Metaranx is unfortunately no longer operational, but there are several other platforms which can do this. I recently received an invite from Metaranx to try out their new platform, an AI no code tool which currently lets users analyse the emotional sentiment of text using pre-built AI tools.
One of my friends started baking and selling pizzas during the COVID-19 quasi-lockdown. His way of reaching people consisted solely of a Facebook page and sharing posts on his personal profile and a local Facebook group. People could either contact him on the page, directly on messenger or by calling
I recently wrote about the online campaigns of the three candidates for the leadership of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom. Out of the three, Keir Starmer successfully clinched the nomination with the help of a formidable online campaign on Facebook and Instagram amongst other social media platforms. Keir
Back in February I had published a post [https://politicalstartup.substack.com/p/uk-leadership-election-the-online?r=3wab3&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=copy] regarding the social media following and number of ads promoted by the three contestants for leadership of the UK Labour Party, as well as a
VICE [https://www.vice.com/en_in/article/jgedjb/the-first-use-of-deepfakes-in-indian-election-by-bjp] has recently reported that the president of India’s ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharatiya_Janata_Party], used deepfake technology to change the language of his speech in a political advertisement. In the