Twitter has a setting that (nominally) allows you to turn off its default of showing you “top” tweets (as selected by its engagement-maximizing, conflict-seeking algorithm), but periodically, Twitter just ignores that setting and starts nonconsensually eyeball-fucking you with inflammatory headlines.
When social media was young, it was obvious that it had some pathologies — perverse incentives that drove people toward antisocial behaviour. Back in those days, a company named Flickr did some radical things that made it (briefly) the best social network on the internet (until Yahoo bought it and all but destroyed it): among […]
Gawker’s new owners demand right to search journalists, ban encrypted email and institute dress code
After Deadspin’s Laura Wagner published an incredible, brave, detailed look at how her new private equity masters — Jim Spanfeller/Great Hill Partners — were running Gawker now that they’d acquired it from Univision, the company (now called “G/O Media”) struck back.
Major corporations blacklist ads on news stories that include the words “Trump,” “racism,” “gun,” “Brexit,” “suicide” and more
The Wall Street Journal investigates major corporations’ ad buyers’ practice of blacklisting of ads on news stories that deal with the world’s most urgent issues, including any news story that contains the word “Trump” or “racism” or “gun” or “Brexit” or “suicide” (so much for reporting on the opioid epidemic).
There’s movie merch and then there are artifacts – one-of-a-kind items for the true fans only. These 11 items definitely fall into the latter category. We’ve unearthed movie art, props and other fan touchstones from the major nerd franchises of the last 50 years. Gaze upon these Star Wars and Marvel collectibles and don’t worry. […]
No matter what kind of office you work at, there’s probably an Excel expert in it. And no wonder: Businesses are still discovering uses for one of Microsoft’s flagship software suites beyond just bare-bones spreadsheets. Make October the month you become invaluable at work by taking one of these boot camps in Excel and its […]
Whoever said you’d never need math to succeed in life clearly never sat down at a high-stakes poker table. When it comes right down to it, poker is a winnable game no matter where you play it – as long as you play the odds. There are time-honored strategies for playing those odds, tested by […]