Machine curated list of the best Twitter links

Updated 2016/12/07 6:41pm

Forbes Welcome

Read more about what we are doing here at Shots Studios . Thank you @MadelinePBerg. [via]

Locked On The Psych Ward - BuzzFeed News

Very proud of @RosalindZAdams, who reported and wrote this jaw-dropping investigation: @BuzzFeedNews [via]

Elizabeth Warren on Twitter: "I know I speak for millions when I say: Thank you for your tireless fight, @VP Biden. We wish you the very best. #thanksjoe https://t.co/rbNKluTtOs"

I know I speak for millions when I say: Thank you for your tireless fight, @VP Biden. We wish you the very best.… [via]

'Black hole of nothingness': Metrics concerns dog Snapchat's ad expansion - Digiday

Oh. Snap. [via]

Drawing interface for Invisible Cities on Vimeo

node-based drawing interface for Invisible Cities. short highlights from Seoul: code: https://t.co/… [via]

Matt Pearce on Twitter: "This is crazy. https://t.co/kWFRmohURZ https://t.co/tD0PkBlC0m"

Read this if you still have an account with Wells Fargo, & consider closing it. They're not playing fair, even now. [via]

'Miracles Are Happening': Photos of the Tireless Women of Standing Rock | Broadly

"Miracles are happening": Photos of the tireless women of #StandingRock [via]

ACLU National on Twitter: "We’re in court tomorrow to fight the NSA’s global internet spying. Here’s how it works and why it matters: https://t.co/WUbIqQ7mQk"

If you're still fuzzy on how the government knows so much about you, click through for a great quick explainer. [via]

Greg Storey on Twitter: "Austin is the #1 place for attracting skilled workers in the nation. https://t.co/zJME8sK7P6"

Go Austin! [via]

TIME on Twitter: "Donald Trump is TIME's Person of the Year 2016 #TIMEPOY https://t.co/5pTGOksevE https://t.co/N8BtqTu9Nl"

History repeats itself. [via]

Commute Chelsea Manning's Sentence to Time Served | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

1 more week left on the petition for Obama to free @xychelsea, and it needs a lot more signatures. Please sign: [via]

The major advancements in Deep Learning in 2016 - Tryolabs Blog

Interesting summary of "Advancements in Deep Learning 2016": [via]

Senators Urge President-Elect Trump to Live Up to Campaign Promises and Clarify Whether He Opposes Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid | Elizabeth Warren | U.S. Senator for Massachusetts

So will you keep your promise to protect Medicare & Medicaid, @realDonaldTrump? My colleagues & I want to know: [via]

Atari 2600 Emulator in Minecraft - YouTube

OH. MY. GOD. @SethBling MADE AN ATARI 2600 EMULATOR IN MINECRAFT. [via]

Ross A. Lincoln on Twitter: "1) There seems to be a lot of confusion, some genuine, some very dishonest, about what is intended by talking up Hillary's pop vote totals"

this thread is good [via]

Cognitive Business: Baidu AI Lab's Outlook Into 2017 and Beyond | The Huffington Post

Major AI trends in 2017? Hardware, enterprise, talent, & more. Predictions by @adampaulcoates [via]

Taking back control of an autonomous car affects human steering behavior, Stanford research shows | Stanford News

We know it's hard for self-driving to quickly pass control to human. Nice Stanford study shows how hard. [via]

igorvolsky on Twitter: "Repealing ACA will double the number of uninsured children in America. GOP will vote to take coverage away from *4 million* children"

GOP only cares about children when they're "unborn." [via]

Mr. Robot Killed the Hollywood Hacker

Mr. Robot Killed the Hollywood Hacker [via]

Daniel W. Drezner on Twitter: ""Clinton would go out of her way to appeal to minorities, immigrants, but she didn't really for everyday Americans." https://t.co/JZnn7xqV0N"

In case you thought "economic anxiety" doesn't have racial implications. [via]

Carl Quintanilla on Twitter: "Amazon: No, we're not building 2,000 grocery stores (via @mcwellons) $AMZN https://t.co/MgBwNWl7tU https://t.co/qSy66ETYAm"

No no, these grocery stories will build themselves [via]

The 100 stories project – 100 Women 100 Stories – Medium

100 stories of 100 women for 100 days — love this concept! “The 100 stories project” by @KatelynSeabury [via]

Veterans Crisis Line | Suicide Prevention Hotline, Chat, & Text

This is an excellent resource for veterans in crisis. Pass it along. [via]

Google puts fake news about aliens at the top of search results - The Verge

COME ON: Google puts fake news about aliens at the top of search results [via]

Log In - New York Times

1st GOP Elector breaks ranks, support for Kasich growing... #DraftKasich? [via]

Evictions post Ghost Ship: Artists' fears of displacement coming to fruition

FFS. Don't evict arts communities: strengthen them. [via]

Justin Maxwell on Twitter: "oh hey, remember @TIME magazine, that thing that used to be popular but now lives on as a crinkled-cover, stale relic in doctors' offices? https://t.co/zkmZ5fIMuG"

oh hey, remember @TIME magazine, that thing that used to be popular but now lives on as a crinkled-cover, stale rel… [via]

The New Inquiry on Twitter: "In our December issue, TNI contributors seize the means of speculation. https://t.co/Ow7Q3x45kC"

really excited to be a part of this issue :) [via]

Daniel W. Drezner on Twitter: "@JillFilipovic https://t.co/ccFP5EFTwh"

Lots of reasons to be concerned that Trump's cabinet is basically the military + Goldman Sachs. [via]

Intel x86 documentation has more pages than the 6502 has transistors

Intel x86 documentation has more pages than the 6502 has transistors [via]

Put Away Your Machine Learning Hammer, Criminality Is Not A Nail

Better way of thinking about that "criminality in facial features" study:The faces criminal system is biased against [via]

BuzzFeed Tech on Twitter: "Amazon is opening a new store, called Amazon Go, that lets customers pay without checking out – and we have some questions. https://t.co/LcfQJ0ljiK"

Me irl [via]

Astronomers Are Using Ancient Eclipse Records to Solve a Cosmic Mystery - The Atlantic

This @rboyle31 story is so so so cool: Astronomers are using ancient eclipse records to solve a cosmic mystery [via]

Senator Warren Introduces Legislation to Provide Military Health Care Treatment to Victims of Terrorism | Elizabeth Warren | U.S. Senator for Massachusetts

I introduced the Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes Act to let terrorism victims access military healthcare facilities. [via]

https://weather.com/

Mad props to for leading the charge… with facts: [via]

Andy Baio on Twitter: "This @mitskileaks interview by @Jennybagel is so good. (Use Reader View if you're struggling to read it.) https://t.co/QMVtAkaRtQ https://t.co/yFMBXovK0r"

This @mitskileaks interview by @Jennybagel is so good. (Use Reader View if you're struggling to read it.)… [via]

The UK's Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court • The Register

#Analysis The Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court [via]

The FBI Is Investigating Me Because I Tweeted A Joke About Fake News | The Huffington Post

Honestly did not see this one coming. [via]

Jill Filipovic on Twitter: "This is a shame. We need Ellison in the House, and the idea that DNC chair needs to be a full time job seems misguided. https://t.co/x7h11Ez6zv"

This is a shame. We need Ellison in the House, and the idea that DNC chair needs to be a full time job seems misgui… [via]

2016 Spotlight Videos

#NIPS2016 Spotlight Videos: [via]

Hank Green on Twitter: "Yup. It simplified America and made us believe in that simplicity. It was a lie that was a force of stability and a disservice to many. https://t.co/d93I2Wvbyb"

Yup. It simplified America and made us believe in that simplicity. It was a lie that was a force of stability and a… [via]

Launchaco - Name a business

Launchaco – Beautiful free product websites (licensed under CC0) [via]

Reagan Administration “Cavalierly” Leaked NSA Signals Intelligence — Apparently Without Informing the Agency

New: Turns out Reagan White House leaked classified NSA intel for political purposes. Still no Snowde… [via]

Science Ambassador Scholarship

Cards Against Humanity is raising money for full-ride scholarships for women seeking science degrees [via]

Tor at the Heart: SecureDrop | The Tor Blog

Read about @SecureDrop, the opensource whistleblowing system based on Tor: #SupportTor: https://t.c… [via]

Amazon Lightsail vs. DigitalOcean

Amazon Lightsail vs. DigitalOcean [via]

Inside Peter Thiel’s Genius Factory – Backchannel

Peter Thiel shunned higher ed—so he built his own genius factory. [via]

Paul Ford on Twitter: "Why isn't anyone talking about the Republican sex tunnels that GWB ordered built into every Applebee's?"

Casual dining...more like CAUSAL DYING. [via]

Liam Stack on Twitter: "Famous Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta's has gotten death threats after it was linked to the #pizzagate conspiracy theory https://t.co/OtnIhi2Q1X"

Excellent excuse to eat at Roberta's every day I'm in NY. [via]

Paul Ford on Twitter: "YOU can attend an event where @lara_hogan talks about how to become a great public speaker, @PostlightStudio 1/18 https://t.co/tGlV2nHsks https://t.co/cZOHb8mD5k"

YOU can attend an event where @lara_hogan talks about how to become a great public speaker, @PostlightStudio 1/18… [via]

A Message to Breitbart from Weather.com - YouTube

Shout it from the rooftops: make the facts louder than the opinions. [via]

Atari 2600 Emulator in Minecraft [Technical Version] - YouTube

This second video goes into more technical detail into how @SethBling built an ATARI 2600 EMULATOR in MINECRAFT. [via]

Ira Madison III on Twitter: "Good morning to everyone except Wei Tchou"

@ira had an extended conversation with @audevwhite ln about how much we loved this tweet [via]

PyFilesystem 2.0 Released

Show HN: PyFilesystem 2.0 – A Python interface to filesystems of all kinds [via]

Subscription Center | ChicagoBusiness.com

This is legitimately important news: a network of state/local ProPublicas would be extremely valuable [via]

Help! I Need Coding Skills to Stay at My Job – Backchannel

What to do if you're being "leveled down" at your startup job: [via]

Edward Snowden on Twitter: "Every tough question critics could come up with, @katiecouric asked me -- even conspiracy theories. Full video here: https://t.co/c3l13v9Zyl https://t.co/6oS2br1a2j"

This is a fascinating hour-long interview. Seemed like he answered every question posed. [via]

SFO Airport Introduces LiLou, a Therapy Pig for Stressed Fliers - Condé Nast Traveler

I mocked SFO when they added a yoga room but I fully support LiLou. Long may she reign. [via]

Edward Snowden on Twitter: "Every tough question critics could come up with, @katiecouric asked me -- even conspiracy theories. Full video here: https://t.co/c3l13v9Zyl https://t.co/6oS2br1a2j"

Every tough question critics could come up with, @katiecouric asked me -- even conspiracy theories. Full video here… [via]

Stop Trying to Kill Smartphones. You Can't Kill Smartphones | WIRED

This is a very ~smart~ story [via]

http://goto.ucsd.edu/~nvazou/thesis/main.pdf

Liquid Haskell: Haskell as a Theorem Prover [pdf] [via]

Andrew Ng on Twitter: "DeepMind is investing heavily in learning to play video games. Congrats! Hope this transfers someday to non-simulated worlds. https://t.co/671tVkeBwH"

DeepMind is investing heavily in learning to play video games. Congrats! Hope this transfers someday to non-simulat… [via]

Meet Patton the Goldendoodle. Will he become Trump’s first dog? - The Washington Post

wow trump ruined goldendoodles is there anything left for him to destroy [via]

Facebook and Google make lies as pretty as truth - The Verge

Man, I’m glad someone’s talking about this. [via]

Unattended Consequences

Big episode of - @PatrickRothfuss tells me about working with @Lin_Manuel to adapt Name of the Wind as a movie. [via]

Roberta's Gets Torture Threats After Being Linked to Fake 'Pizzagate' Story - East Williamsburg - DNAinfo New York

Pizzagate is coming for Roberta's! [via]

Amazon.com: : Amazon Go

An obvious yet brilliant application of computer vision! #AmazonGo is a new kind of store w/ no lines/checkout. [via]

Go to The Glass Room. If Black Mirror Had a Showroom, This Would Be It

This is great, wish I could visit! - Go to The Glass Room. If Black Mirror Had a Showroom, This Would Be It [via]

Files · master · Christian Dietrich / avremu · GitLab

Avremu: An AVR Emulator Written in Pure LaTeX [via]

Bluetooth 5 Now Available | Bluetooth Technology Website

Bluetooth 5 Now Available [via]

Facebook is patenting a tool that could help automate removal of fake news - The Verge

Facebook is patenting a tool that could help automate removal of fake news [via]

The 2016 kottke.org Holiday Gift Guide

Wishlist feeling light? Kottke can help: [via]

GraphQL API Explorer | GitHub Developer Guide

Woo, GitHub's GraphQL API now serves `git blame` data! Head on over to and try out a query! https:/… [via]

Log In - New York Times

$25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes given to more than a thousand physicists, life scientists & mathematicians: [via]

Todd Vaziri on Twitter: "The Weather Channel is not fucking around. Brava, @weatherkait! A Message to Breitbart from https://t.co/ra9kHEokv5 https://t.co/2DdjJO3N0l"

Damn, @WeatherKait - well said! [via]

Joanna Peña-Bickley on Twitter: "Future of #retail shopping experience combines #ai frictionless payments - the physical space is the new digital interface. #AmazonGo https://t.co/Zfib8mJP9X"

New digital interface.... [via]

The Best, Stupidest Feuds We Loved in 2016

the best niche drama of 2016 [via]

The User as Hero – Product Coalition

The User as Hero via @pivotservices [via]

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/us/politics/donald-trump-business-president-elect.html

This is the craziest thing I've ever heard [via]

FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails | Reuters

FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails #Rule41 via @Reuters [via]

Two new polls try to see how Americans are dealing with fake news (Answer: Not very well!) » Nieman Journalism Lab

2 new polls try to see how Americans are dealing with fake news (answer: not very well!) [via]

Joi Ito Explains Why Donald Trump Is Like the Sex Pistols

Is Silicon Valley at risk of "floating away?" [via]

What GitHub did to kill its trolls | Fusion

What Github did to solve its troll problem. Good reporting. Recommended. [via]

Swing and a Miss | ZURB Blog

Swing and a Miss: Why Designers Need to Embrace Failure (via @ZURB) via @mrcodella [via]

The Outline

Stumbled across this site. Loving the visual perspective and unique storytelling on The Outline [via]

Pushing to kill regulations (and weaken fair use), the newspaper lobby is asking Trump for change » Nieman Journalism Lab

Pushing to kill regulations (and weaken fair use), the newspaper lobby is asking Trump for change [via]

Men Think Eating Too Much Makes Them Seem Manly and Virile | Broadly

wow male food privilege [via]

We’re set to reach 100% renewable energy — and it’s just the beginning

Google will reach 100% renewable energy for all global operations (including data centers and offices) in 2017: [via]

Louis Harboe on Twitter: "Now you can Apple Pay using your @SquareCash balance. This is super cool 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/UDALFUdsMu"

Fastest way to pay! [via]

Patent US20150012396 - Transitioning items from a materials handling facility - Google Patents

Amazon's patent is fascinating & far-fetched cameras everywhere, basically [via]

Log In - New York Times

Would be curious how smaller/tiny outlets are doing on this front? (@INN @LIONPubs any thoughts) [via]

ProPublica on Twitter: "Following our ongoing investigation, NJ has agreed to stop collecting loans from families of dead students: https://t.co/w9Si6OVbE2"

Principled, aggressive journalism fosters change [via]

Andrew Chen on Twitter: "While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks - The New York Times via @somani_utsav https://t.co/xBTT2crdnG https://t.co/oDIiirIauR"

While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks - The New York Times via @somani_utsav… [via]

Rocket men: why tech’s biggest billionaires want their place in space | Science | The Guardian

Rocket men: tech’s billionaires face off in space race @richardbranson @elonmusk @JeffBezos @valleyhack @mayemusk [via]

Android Pay Christmas: Google’s (GOOG) copying Tencent (TCEHY) with its festive payments gimmick — Quartz

Mobile payments work well and are pervasive in China. Happy to see Google bringing these ideas to US! [via]

Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods, a delicious burger made entirely from plants. Yes that right entirely from plants. [via]

Design Census 2016

Design Census 2016 [via]

John Cook on Twitter: "New Gizmodo/Fusion Media investigative unit roster! @tomscocca @scoutstout @kashhill @ashleyfeinberg @jktrotter @annamerlan @_grendan + me!"

Let the digging begin. [via]

How Design Impacts the Psychology of Sales | SketchDeck Blog

How Design Impacts the Psychology of Sales via @scott_sage [via]

Over 100 Companies Sign the Equal Pay Pledge | whitehouse.gov

Proud to stand with @POTUS in further advancing #EqualPay. [via]