The Facebook Papers reveal staggering failures in the Global South
The publication of the so-called ‘Facebook Papers’ confirms what activists, journalists, and civil society organizations in the Global South have been alleging for years: that Facebook chronically underinvests in non-Western countries, leaving millions of users exposed to disinformation, hate speech, and violent content.
“The rich – whose wealth surged during the pandemic – remain uneaten. But it is clear that young people see no rational incentive to back a system that seems to offer little other than insecurity and crisis.”
Microsoft buying Valve would be incredulous. (...But not impossible?)
The current Investment & finance situation in Venezuela today, where the US dollar, in cash, is the defacto default currency in the streets as the Venezuelan local currency has devalued and the local banking system rendered electronically ineffective...
This happened *today* (September 24th, 2020), mind you. In Hongkong.
Poynter Institute: "News leaders sifted through the legal talk and got straight to the point — and the outrage."
So it's out, the official trailer for Denis Villeneuve's take on Frank Herbert's Dune.
I like it. I like how they portrayed the Litany Against Fear. Oh and the Harkonnens too. And the fight scenes with personal shields etc. The Space Ships & Ornithopters. Oh and also Shai Hulud, of course.
The Spice Must Flow etc., etc.,. Good stuff.
The Busyness Paradox, Explained:
Here’s how the busyness paradox works: When we’re busy and have that high-octane, panicked feeling that time is scarce — what one participant called the “sustained moment of hecticness” through the work day — our attention and ability to focus narrows. Behavioral researchers call this phenomenon “tunneling.” And, like being in a tunnel, we’re only able to concentrate on the most immediate, and often low value, tasks right in front of us. (Research has found we actually lose about 13 IQ points in this state.) We run around putting out fires all day, racing to meetings, ploughing through emails, and getting to 5 or 6 PM with the sick realization that we haven’t even started our most important work of the day.
So we stay late at the office, or take work home in the evenings or weekends, and effectively steal time for work away from the rest of our lives. “If you’re in this firefighting state of time pressure and tunneling, you’re not making time to meet long-term goals. You’re not dealing with any of the root causes that led to the firefighting in the first place,” said Matthew Darling, ideas42 vice president and project lead. “The tendency is to do the stuff that’s easy to check off. That’s all you have the bandwidth for.” Tunneling and busyness are mutually reinforcing, Darling added. “Focusing on short-term tasks makes you not make strategic plans, which causes you to be busy.”
"The new allegations appear to stem from what Nissan has described as an 'ongoing' investigation into potential financial improprieties. But that project has itself proved highly controversial. In January, Carlos Munoz, the former head of Nissan’s North American operations, resigned in a dispute over the effort. Toshiyuki Shiga, former Nissan Chief Operating Officer, who had continued serving on the Nissan board, also tendered his resignation, privately raising concerns over the handling of the Ghosn case."
I personally wouldn't give up on (at least some of) the ideals being moved forward by #MeToo and #TimesUp, but nevertheless this is a worthy read from a female feminist. For your consideration.
The ciyizens of PRC goes from cash-centric, skips conventional banks, and goes directly to non-banking electronic wallets, lol ? Good on them, I say.
Among the myths (scientifically) debunked: 1) that it's always stress-inducing to check your email more than twice a day, and 2) that mass-CC is always aggravating to parties involved...
To be honest though? (no pun intended hehe sorry) I like the tbh app's mechanics...
Though of course I sincerely hope griefers don't find any loophole in said mechanics. Would suck if they do. (Though griefers being griefers, I wouldn't be too surprised if/when they do.)
Seperti biasa, kru mojok sedang (maaf) 'membangkai' ??
I find the story of the 'state' of Rojava fascinating... And I use 'air quotes' in between the word State there because I'm not really sure Rojava wants to be referred to as so, either...
I've never owned an iOS device myself, though I've used one or two for short periods of time. Still though this might be useful for some of you reading this.