Insert witty Rick and Morty reference here.
Further Down The Rabbit Hole - While I think that the Russia story makes the last election palatable for the media, I think there's a lot more to how Trump's campaign exploited social media with or without the help of Kremlin boogymen. Cory Doctorow has said that companies like Facebook don't have any idea how to handle the . . .
Some more night shifts really made it This Week's News.
When Tariffs Work - Considering the outrage around Trump's plans for tariffs, it isn't hard to find any favorable coverage. Hell, even the American Thinker just framed it as his marriage of populism with traditional conservatism, not a stunning endorsement. FiveThirtyEight has a mild defense of the tariffs using Reagan's tariff on . . .
Russian Bots Just Told You What You Wanted to Hear
There's a lot of discussion these days about how our Smartphones and Social Media are unhealthy for people. That they become addicted to getting dopamine hits from interactions on Facebook, et al. and that seeing all the artificial versions of people's lives is making us all depressed.
It needs to be reiterated every few years, . . .
A great mind passes on
Man, Stephen Hawking is a giant mind to lose. Of the people kicking at the edges of the darkness, his mind felt like something special. Not because of his disability, but because he outlived expectations years ago. He felt like the purpose of knowledge kept him alive against the odds. (I’m sure that it was precisely because his . . .
I Refrain From Using My Smartphone Except For All The TImes I'm Using It. AMA
Apple Turns Publisher - Apple's transformation into a media conglomerate gains another stage. Texture as a part of News makes sense. As Facebook pulls back from news content to avert the PR disaster around Russian bots, Apple can put a publisher-centric model into play that isn't as gameable by garbage stories.
If Douchosphere catches on we truly live in marvelous times.
Between some late nights at work last week and a trip this weekend, I missed getting up Thursday and Friday's posts. So today's post is a little longer and combines the links from the two along with some other articles I found over the weekend.
How You Forget Your Childhood - A study finds the way that our childhood memories are . . .
Would it really shock you if the Bluths were running DPRK?
There's Always Money In The Banana Stand - There's Always Money In The Banana Stand - North Korea has a chain restaurant with locations in a few different countries. Atlas Obscura reports about the location in Dubai and the future of the restaurant as sanctions mean most UN members have to expel DPRK citizens.