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The Correspondent, a new English-language publication from the founders of the Dutch member-driven news site De Correspondent, launched their membership campaign this week. It's one of the most interesting new models of journalism out there right now, and in just four days they've had 10,000 people sign up -- read Jay Rosen's pitch to learn more about  what they're doing. Or find out more and join here: (Axios)

11/11 is Singles Day in China, a Black-Friday-like shopping holiday created by online retail portal Alibaba. This year was another record-breaker, with the e-commerce site bringing in over $30 billion in sales in a 24-hour period. But this may be the high point: Younger shoppers are increasingly turned off by the convoluted promotions that drive the day. (New York Times)

Tik Tok, the fast-growing social short form video app from Chinese company Bytedance, has passed 6 million users in the U.S. (The Verge)

And in the midst of a tumultuous news cycle, Facebook quietly launched a new service, Lasso, which is designed to be a competitor to Tik Tok. (The Verge)

Disney is reportedly in considering selling off its interest in A+E Networks European channels to Hearst. The move would appease European regulators in the midst of Disney's 21st Century Fox purchase. (Variety)

In Mexico, racist activists are using WhatsApp to help organize a backlash to the migrant caravan headed to the U.S. (BuzzFeed News)

In the Philippines, Maria Ressa, the publisher of digital news site Rappler and recent recipient of the Knight International Journalism Award, is being charged with tax evasion. Her site has been a rare source of criticism of President Duterte's government. (BBC

A Thai businessman is buying Fortune magazine for $150 million. (Wall Street Journal)


MTA Museum: Part guerilla art installation, part satirical social media account, the MTA Museum Instagram takes the mundane facets of the New York City subway (gum, benches), gives them fake museum signs and calls them art. (@MTAMuseum on Instagram)


Travelrest Ultimate Memory Foam Travel Pillow: I've used this pillow exclusively on my travels over the last two months, which has included trips from New York to Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Tokyo (including my ill-fated passport debacle). It's the top pick on Wirecutter, and I like it but don't love it, mainly because the sides are rather high and press in on my earphones (it's also bulky compared to any inflatable pillow). Its neck support is great, it sits flush with the seat back and the velcro strap keeps it snug as you move around; but if you like to sleep with earbuds in, or wear over-ear headphones, it might not be a good choice. ★★★★☆ (Amazon)
A semi-regular roundup of links, images and other HTML of note about trends and ideas in global digital media, put together by Scott Lamb.

About the name:
i18n is a numeronym, per Wikipedia, "where 18 stands for the number of letters between the first i and the last n in the word 'internationalization.'"
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