Silicon Valley is a bubble. Go into any SoMa coffee shop and you’ll hear founders and investors alike singing the praises of Hyperloop and flying cars — sci-fi tropes reincarnated by billionaires with a god complex. This isn’t to say these technologies shouldn’t be pursued, but sometimes it’s healthy to remember that we are effectively pulling a Facebook… Read More
Facebook has apologised for reportedly allowing advertisers to target emotionally vulnerable people as young as 14, as a 23-page leaked document obtained by The Australian revealed.
According to the news outlet, the document prepared by two top Australian Facebook executives uses algorithms to collect data (via posts, pictures, and reactions) on the emotional state of 6.4 million “high schoolers,” “tertiary students,” and “young Australians and New Zealanders … in the workforce,” indicating “moments when young people need a confidence boost.”
In other words, data says they feel “worthless” or “insecure” and are therefore well-positioned to receive an advertiser’s message. Read more…
High school wouldn’t have been the same without painful memories of the circle game.
You’ll know the one: Someone tries to get you to look at something below their waist, but it turns out to their hand — with their index finger and thumb arranged into a circle — meaning you’re in store for a jab on the shoulder.
While most of us have grown up and forgot about it, a dude by the name of Alex Macleod who was a contestant on Millionaire Hot Seat in Australia on Apr. 10.
After months of preparation, a new set of beauty queens were crowned at last night’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant. This year, the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe crown went to Rachel Peters of Camarines Sur. The Filipino-British entrepreneur was crowned by 2016 winner Maxine Medina. Before the event, Rachel was named as one of the frontrunners, along with Katarina Rodriguez and […]
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Trusting someone, anyone, means uncertainty and uncertainty to an anxious mind is terrible.
Oh, hey, Mets fans, hope you’re having a good Sunday. Let’s just check the score for today’s game against the Washington Nationals and …
Hmmm. Maybe this is just a prank? Some jerk with Photoshop having a good time? Let’s just check ESPN and … yep, it’s real.
Young Thug is definitely a producer of art, but he himself as a work of art? Jeffery Lamar Williams, better known as Young Thug, is a rapper who identifies social … Read more
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Netanyahu shows us the real face of Israel.
And she’s just getting started.
The thrill of social media is often the possibility of surprise. It’s fun to log on and see which viral videos, political rants, news stories, and baby pictures your friends and family have shared.
What we don’t expect is to see someone die. Watching a suicide attempt (or murder) in real time is not part of the bargain we’ve made to stay connected with the world. And yet it happens. Earlier this week, a Thai man killed his infant daughter and himself on Facebook Live. The video appeared on both Facebook and YouTube before being taken down by the companies. Read more…
It’s been months since Christmas and we are definitely missing the holidays. Lucky for this guy, he gets to celebrate Christmas all year round. A 54-year-old Indonesian man residing in … Read more
As a tribute to the women who have broken through the literary glass ceiling, this book store is doing something a little unusual. Throughout history men have been quite a … Read more
A new study cites ‘unfairness’ as the leading factor in why people bail from tech jobs.