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Thursday - May 21, 2020

Occasional Rain And Other Projects From The Pub - Liz Buckley - The Social

(thesocial.com)
A small thing from me for the Social about working with Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs on their brilliant compilations for Ace. @AceRecordsLtd @rocking_bob @petewiggs @thesociallondon via

Local Media Consortium enters partnership with Zeus on revenue performance platform

(washingtonpost.com)
Big @zeus news: - partnership with @LMConsortium to open Zeus to 3,500 local media outlets from 90 media cos - value = universal framework, > speed, > revenue, < overhead, all connecting creators together. The AWS of media infrastructure. Here we go. via
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The Cannonball Run record has been broken seven times in five weeks

(whichcar.com.au)
I just found out people have been illegally speedrunning the width of the united states in heavily modified vehicles in under 27 hours, averaging speeds at least as high as 107mph all the way from manhattan to redondo beach. what the living fuck via

Was HQ Trivia Too Viral?

(theringer.com)
I'm really glad the most fun day I ever had as an editor — when HQ's CEO absolutely lost his mind at Taylor Lorenz because she talked to the show's host about salad — has been immortalized by this very good new Ringer podcast. via
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The Artisanal Pizza You Ordered Might Secretly Be Chuck E. Cheese

(onezero.medium.com)
The depressing future of food is all delivery apps and corporate chains masquerading as local restaurants. I spoke to the Redditor who thought she was supporting a neighborhood Philly pizza joint but turned out it was actually a Chuck E. Cheese via

Snap’s Map Czar: In Five Years, Everyone Will Use Location Sharing

(theinformation.com)
Zenly is a social maps app that Snap bought years ago and has kept at arm's length. Snap doesn't talk about it much publicly, but Zenly has quietly flourished on its own. I talked to its CEO @an21m, who reports to Evan Spiegel, about what's ahead. via

Programs for high schoolers (offered remotely in 2020) | The Stanford Daily

(stanforddaily.com)
Absolutely perplexed by this “internship” program for high schoolers from The Stanford Daily, where students have to pay almost $2000 to write for Stanford’s student paper? via

Virus ‘does not spread easily’ from contaminated surfaces or animals, revised CDC website states

(washingtonpost.com)
Re: animals, this is what zoonosis experts and vets have been saying all along in light of cases of infected dogs, cats, tigers. Human-human transmission is the enormous problem. via

University of California Will End Use of SAT and ACT in Admissions

(nytimes.com)
Breaking News: The University of California system will drop the requirement for SAT and ACT scores, a move with major implications for college admissions via

Bumblebees Bite Plants to Force Them to Flower (Seriously)

(scientificamerican.com)
When pollen is scarce, bees bite plants and make them flower 30 days earlier than they normally would. Seriously. “This is one of those really rare studies that observes a natural phenomenon that hadn’t been documented before.” via @sciam via

Georgia Authorities Arrest 3rd Man In Ahmaud Arbery Killing

(npr.org)
JUST IN: The man who filmed the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in February has been arrested and charged with felony murder, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says. via

Paul Musgrave🍕 on Twitter

(twitter.com)
The study of bureaucracy is wildly underrated via

A Note From Your University About Its Plans for Next Semester

(mcsweeneys.net)
A very serious piece by me for @mcsweeneys today. My first time writing for a publication I have read and admired for years! via

The COVID Tracking Project on Twitter

(twitter.com)
I want to note that *weeks* of painstaking data analysis + public health + design attention went into the process of presenting this nightmarishly incomplete data in accessible, clear, and statistically honest ways. via

These Are The Fake Experts Pushing Pseudoscience And Conspiracy Theories About The Coronavirus Pandemic

(buzzfeednews.com)
Between a new piece of disinfo going viral and it being debunked is a data void — time when looking for good info doesn’t turn up good results. In an attempt to fill that void,@broderick, @CraigSilverman, and I dug into the ppl pushing covid falsehoods: via

States Are Reopening: See How Coronavirus Cases Rise or Fall

(projects.propublica.org)
Update: We've changed our map to show positive tests per capita rather than as a percentage of total tests. See them side by side here: via

China to impose sweeping security law in Hong Kong, heralding end of city’s autonomy

(washingtonpost.com)
ALERT: China's Communist Party will impose by fiat a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong, bypassing the city’s legislature to undercut the former British colony's autonomy via

John Krasinski's 'Some Good News' Sells to ViacomCBS Following Massive Bidding War

(hollywoodreporter.com)
I wondered why John Krasinski put Some Good News on hiatus after only seven episodes. He sold it to ViacomCBS, Comedy Central’s producing the new show, and he will no longer host. via

Why It's So Hard to Be a Working Mom. Even at Facebook.

(wired.com)
remember the Facebook data scientist who had to quit to take care of her kid because FB wouldn't let her wfh via

Business Insider editorial fellow, business news (SUMMER/FALL) job in New York, NY at Insider Inc

(hire.withgoogle.com)
PAID REMOTE JOB ALERT, East Coast hours: I'm hiring a Business News Fellow! You'll write a lot, covering a broad range of companies and personalities and you'll get the chance to sculpt BI's homepage and learn what goes into selecting stories to feature. via

Callista Gingrich on Twitter

(twitter.com)
This is a mass effect 2 character design via

Talking Games With Reggie & Harold

(charity.gofundme.com:443)
While recording, we snuck a screengrab of @haroldgoldberg and me with special guest Phil Spencer (@XboxP3), Head of @Xbox. It's a powerful reminder that even when we're far apart, we're in this together. Episode 2 debuts 5/26 and supports our fundraiser. via

‘That’s Why Their Heads Were So Large And Misshapen’: The Creators Of ‘Rugrats’ Just Revealed That They Made The Babies Look That Way To Show What Happens If You Vaccinate Your Children

(clickhole.com)
‘That’s Why Their Heads Were So Large And Misshapen’: The Creators Of ‘Rugrats’ Just Revealed That They Made The Babies Look That Way To Show What Happens If You Vaccinate Your Children via

China’s Bargain on Global Influence Is Paying Off

(theatlantic.com)
One of the most brilliant, thoughtful, and kind editors/reporters I've worked with over the last decade, @kgilsinan, was a casualty of the pandemic-related layoffs at The Atlantic. She does amazing work and would be a huge asset to any media org. via

Is Ben Smith’s Column About Ronan Farrow Too Good to Be True?

(slate.com)
everyone who was gushing over ben smith's ronan farrow column should probably reconsider via

Blockbuster Evidence Suggests Bias and Perjury in 2020 Census Case

(courthousenews.com)
Judge Furman won't issue more sanctions over another loose thread in the census case: Evidence suggesting that GOP gerrymandering guru Thomas Hofeller concocted the citizenship q- explicitly to boost ‘Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.’ From 2019: via

Once Again, Democrats Are Caught in the Trump Trap

(politico.com)
“Here is the essence of the Trump Trap. For critics, not speaking out against his provocations could be reasonably interpreted as complicity or cowardice. Speaking out, however, gives those provocations the centrality upon which the Trump movement depends” via

The Law May Finally Be Closing In On Yet Another Alleged Trump Family Grift

(thedailybeast.com)
I wrote a quick and dirty explainer on the Trump pyramid scheme case. Thanks to @Popehat and @profdaf for walking me through some of the nuances of the civil RICO and and fraud claims! via

Media Union Launches Historic Advocacy Campaign to Save News

(thedailybeast.com)
We've been building out a larger campaign we call #SaveTheNews to work on bi-partisan solutions to save current news jobs and seed a future where publications are accountable to communities before shareholders via

Laurene Powell Jobs solidifies control of The Atlantic as Bradley relinquishes duties

(politico.com)
Apple billionaire Laurene Jobs acquired The Atlantic in 2017 and has increased her control of the organization since, launching an aggressive expansion that put the formerly profitable company in the red well before the current crisis. via

Why TIME Devoted an Issue to the Impact of the Pandemic on the Next Generation

(time.com)
Why TIME devoted an issue to the impact of the pandemic on the next generation via

Delayed Moves, Poolside Videos and Postmates Spon: The State of TikTok Collab Houses

(nytimes.com)
1st there was the Hype House. Now, there's: The Sway House The Clubhouse The Drip Crib The Valley House The Kids Next Door House The Vibe House The Alpha House The Young Finesse Kids And more collab houses plan to open once the stay at home order lifts via

Trump Is Brazenly Interfering With the 2020 Election

(theatlantic.com)
Trump openly interfered in the federal election this morning, threatening to pull federal funding from two states sending out absentee ballot applications. One of these states is currently flooding. No matter. @GrahamDavidA, on the logic of naked crime. via

Brutal beating in Iowa should be investigated as hate crime, NAACP says

(nbcnews.com)
A black man was leaving his girlfriend's house when he was attacked by white men who accused him of being a burglar, NAACP says. via

Save The News | Life-Saving News Needs a Stimulus

(savethenews.org)
Shoutout to all the people in media who are busier than ever reporting life-saving news while newsrooms are simultaneously decimated. @newsguild has created a plan to #SaveTheNews and ensure journalists are able to keep ppl informed. Sign the petition! via

Workers File 2.4 Million Unemployment Claims

(wsj.com)
Actual unemployment numbers are even higher than you've heard, because official totals don't count self-employed and gig economy workers via
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‘How Could the CDC Make That Mistake?’

(theatlantic.com)
NEW, from me and @alexismadrigal: The CDC is conflating viral and antibody test results in its COVID-19 data, presenting an inaccurate picture of the pandemic and corrupting a key metric. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and other states are doing the same. via

Alison Roman, Bon Appétit, and the ‘Global Pantry’ Problem

(eater.com)
Remember a month ago when I said @navalang was one of the best writers, period? Yeah, I definitely stand by that via
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Kelly Loeffler’s Husband Pours $1 Million Into Pro-Trump Super PAC

(thedailybeast.com)
After his wife began facing allegations of insider trading, the husband of Senator Kelly Loeffler, donated $1 million to a pro-Trump super PAC in April, the Daily Beast reports via

Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots

(npr.org)
Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets since January discussing the coronavirus. They found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans. via

https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~biglou/resources/bad-words.txt

(cs.cmu.edu)
I can’t stop reading this list of bad words. Just reading it and thinking about how a list like this could (or couldn’t) be deployed in large-scale content moderation is more useful than half the panels I’m on. Trigger warning: it’s a list of bad words. via