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The Abecedarians, the first band alphabetically in my collection. I’m not sure I have listened to this since I bought it. Fac 117, is a 12” 45, just two tracks, electronic with nods to other Factory bands. No idea what happened to them.
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Backstory: In an effort to listen to a wider variety of the music I own for the first half of this year I’m dedicating a week to each letter. I thought I’d start with the disc that has sat leftmost on the shelves since some time in the eighties!
A Certain Ratio. A couple from them today, between the two marking a huge change from fucked to funky.

#factory #factoryrecords #acr #acertainratio
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How did the “most successful people” meme go viral?

Our analysis shows that the tipping point for this meme (now at 32 million impressions & counting) was @sarah_edo’s clever spin on @APompliano's tweet.

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@APompliano’s list of the 9 traits of successful people did well early on in its “earnest” version, thanks to Pomp’s large following in the crypto community.

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🔶: retweets
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That’s when @sarah_edo “forked” that list, unleashing the ironic potential in this format and opening the floodgates:

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