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Friday - July 31, 2020

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Kentucky town hires social workers instead of more officers - and the results are surprising

(wave3.com)
Kentucky town hires two social workers instead of more police - rapidly they experience "a significant drop in repeat 911 calls with approximately 15 percent fewer people going to jail." via

Official site for academic, artist, & advocate, Sunn m'Cheaux aka Gullah Teacha

(sunnmcheaux.com)
Undergirding my love for teaching our #Gullah #Geechee language, both at @Harvard & here (online), is my love for languages. Yep, I'm an unapologetic polyglot word nerd... something that really fascinates me? Cognates. 😁 Mek una kem piip disya! #weoutchea via
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Trump ‘owes us an apology.’ Chinese scientist at the center of COVID-19 origin theories speaks out

(sciencemag.org)
Shi Zhengli, the researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology who studies bat coronaviruses, speaks out in detail for the first time about allegations that her lab leaked a virus that sparked the pandemic. She'd like an apology from Trump. via
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If “Cancel Culture” Is About Getting Fired, Let’s Cancel At-Will Employment

(inthesetimes.com)
Under American "at-will employment" law, your American boss can cancel your American job for no reason at all—just because he woke up with a backache and doesn't like the sound of your voice. This is how the real American pros do cancel culture. via

https://www.imperica.com/en/web-curios-31-07-20

(imperica.com)
Matt Muir's Web Curios goes on hiatus after 300 issues: my favorite linktastic newsletter goes on break because Imperica, its publisher, shut down today via

Sourceful

(sourceful.co.uk)
Sourceful: search engine for a community-submitted collection of public Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides via

Escape: Part Two

(docs.google.com)
Big Announcement: #EscapePartTwo — the second part of the Google Doc Escape Room I made at the beginning of quarantine — is now live. I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed making it. via

Flow State

(flowstate.substack.com)
One of the best newsletters I've found in recent times -- Flow State. They send you really nice music to work to, every weekday morning, to your inbox. Links for Spotify, YT Music. Definitely worth subscribing - via

The Daily Caller is receiving money from Trump and GOP groups while its subsidiary participates in Facebook’s fact-checking program

(mediamatters.org)
The Daily Caller has been receiving money from the Trump campaign and other Republican candidates and organizations for email list rentals while its Check Your Fact division participates in Facebook’s fact-checking program. via

William English, Who Helped Build the Computer Mouse, Dies at 91

(nytimes.com)
A bow of fond thanks to the work of Bill English, who died this week. 91. New York Times obit: via

Three Individuals Charged For Alleged Roles In Twitter Hack

(justice.gov)
wow, the FBI used a stolen database of OGUsers from April to identify one of the people allegedly involved in the Twitter hack via
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Kodak C.E.O. Got Stock Options Day Before News of Loan Sent Stock Soaring

(nytimes.com)
New: The day before news of a federal pharmaceutical loan sent @Kodak shares soaring, the company granted stock options to its CEO that suddenly became worth about $50 million. @JesseDrucker @egabler via

Who Would Apply For This Outrageous Influencer Assistant Job? - nofilter by influence.co

(influence.co)
wrote about that influencer assistant job posting and how the draw to apply anyways likely comes from influencer assistants becoming influencers themselves (h/t @TaylorLorenz) via

https://investors.newscorp.com/static-files/95de89bc-7411-4dcb-a2e8-9dd0374e95b8

(investors.newscorp.com)
Major news: James Murdoch has resigned from News Corp board of directors effective now.. saying: "My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions." via

numb - a short film // liv mcneil

(youtube.com)
A high school student in Canada made this short film. Phenomenal. via

Help for Small-Business Owners: The Money Questions

(wsj.com)
This week, the @WSJ personal finance team answers common questions to help entrepreneurs navigate these trying times -- from profit margins to retirement. Nearly the whole team in the bylines!! @annetergesen @VeronicaDagher @juliaccarpenter @amberbburton via
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40+ pitching guides for NYT, NatGeo, Wired, WaPo, Bustle and more

(freelancingwithtim.substack.com)
Freelancers!!!! Here are more than 40 guides to pitching outlets including NYT, WaPo, Slate, Wired, NPR, The Verge, Outside, Gizmodo, Mental Floss, Artsy and so, so many more via

Oakland Co. girl jailed for not doing homework gets released

(detroitnews.com)
Court orders Michigan teen incarcerated for not doing online homework to be released: student protesters held an overnight demonstration on Wednesday via

Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing App

(nytimes.com)
Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok as Trump considers banning the China-backed app in the United States with @AnaSwanson via

Humble Double Fine 20th Anniversary Bundle

(humblebundle.com)
Double Fine's 20th Anniversary Humble Bundle: $9 gets you virtually everything Double Fine's ever made or published via

The Giving Tree- Alternate Ending

(topherpayne.com)
The Tree Who Set Healthy Boundaries: an alternate ending to Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree via

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

(bloomberg.com)
America on Wednesday: the tech companies are giant monopolies that distort markets! America on Friday: let's break up the one new competitor, which one of those giants will now likely buy. via

Florida Teenager Is Charged as ‘Mastermind’ of Twitter Hack

(nytimes.com)
A Florida teen is behind the Twitter hack, law enforcement says. He was on their radar before the hack — in April, the Secret Service seized $700K in Bitcoin from him. via
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Citing impostors, feds urge lifting of court order protecting journalists amid Portland protests

(politico.com)
I've said this before, I'll say it again: The fact that protesters who aren't press are wearing "press" badges to protect them from indiscriminate police violence should raise more alarm bells about the police than the protesters. via

Tampa teen accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind Twitter hack that targeted high-profile accounts

(wfla.com)
30 felony charges filed against a 17 year old Tampa teenager accused of orchestrating the huge Twitter hack via
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WFLA

(wfla.com)
#BREAKING: Tampa teen arrested for July 15 @Twitter hack that affected accounts belonging to people including @BarackObama, @BillGates & @elonmusk. Suspect is 17, according to @AndrewWarrenFL's Office. Details: via
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NEWS: Cuomo Blocks Tax Hikes On NY Billionaires Bankrolling His Machine

(sirota.substack.com)
NEWS: Andrew Cuomo is blocking Democrats’ bill to slightly raise taxes on billionaires — to balance the budget, Cuomo has instead pushed Medicaid cuts as his billionaire donors have increased their wealth by $22 billion during the pandemic. via

SF is planning to redirect $120 million from law enforcement to Black community

(sfchronicle.com)
SF's Black community has long been unheard and underserved, creating huge disparities in wealth, public health, education, and countless other factors. @ShamannWalton and I are redirecting $120m from law enforcement to start addressing those disparities. via

Personal Assistant to Influencer - Confidential - Los Angeles

(entertainmentcareers.net)
👀👀👀 via

Inside the Dallas Morning News Union Fight

(texasobserver.org)
"If the union organizers can win... they’d establish the first foothold for organized labor in the news business in the nation’s largest right-to-work state." via

Booker Prize nominee arrested in Zimbabwe

(bbc.co.uk)
We at Faber are deeply concerned by the arrest of our author Tsitsi Dangarembga in Zimbabwe and will continue to monitor the situation. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Tsitsi. via
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State of NJ vs Georgana organized by Georgana Sziszak

(gofundme.com)
hey everyone. I’m facing a felony charge for retweeting a tweet, please take the time 2 read it and share: via

$600 Unemployment: What Happens When a Stimulus Lifeline Ends

(nytimes.com)
One week from today, the extra $600 a week people are getting in unemployment benefits is set to expire. Unless Congress extends it (looking unlikely) it will be ... bad for people, especially people who already had less of a buffer to rely on. via

China bans veils and beards in the western province of Xinjiang

(google.com)
Head coverings, like the ones pictured in this cute cartoon tweeted out by a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, have been banned for the millions of Muslim women in Xinjiang since 2017 via
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YouTuber Manny MUA talks about his journey from wearing his mom's lipstick to being a top beauty influencer with his own makeup line

(insider.com)
I had the pleasure of speaking with @MannyMua733 for the first installment of Insider's new series, Beauty Files💄Here's our chat about early makeup memories, beauty drama, and our love of e.l.f. concealer: via
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Superstar Gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins Sets a Course for Hollywood

(hollywoodreporter.com)
A year ago, @Ninja signed a deal that single-handedly sparked a war for top gaming talent. Now, he's a free agent. So I spoke with him about how he was approaching his next deal (and why he's got his sights set on Hollywood) via

In Ultra-Wealthy Greenwich, Teen Parties Lead to Jump in Virus Cases

(nytimes.com)
NEW: Ultra-wealthy Greenwich, Conn., is experiencing a jump in virus cases because teens at elite private schools are crowding into house parties. By @mihirzaveri via

‘I Ain’t Reading All That’ Is the Meme for Our Blighted Information Age

(melmagazine.com)
At last, the full story can be told: I messaged with @hidethesafe about the origin of his iconic “i ain’t reading all that” DMs—and what their popularity tells us about life online in 2020. via

Marvel insiders say they're skeptical of its recent pledge to improve diversity in its comics and company, after employing only 2 Black editorial staffers in the last 5 years

(businessinsider.com)
Marvel pledged to employees to improve diversity in its company and comics. Insiders I spoke to are skeptical. via

Why Protest Tactics Spread Like Memes

(nytimes.com)
I worked with a great team on this piece about why protest images from around the world often echo each other so closely: via

TikTok Luminaries Josh Richards And Bryce Hall Launch 'Ani' Energy Drink Company - Tubefilter

(tubefilter.com)
BRYCE & I MADE AN ENERGY DRINK via

U.S. records a coronavirus death every minute as total surpasses 150,000

(reuters.com)
One person in the US died every minute from COVID-19 yesterday. via
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When a Specialty Becomes “Women’s Work”: Trends in and... : Academic Medicine

(journals.lww.com)
What happens when certain types of medical work become synonymous with women’s work? This excellent paper by @ElainePelley & @Molly_Carnes explores the trend of ⬆️gender segregation in medical specialties and downstream impacts. #WomenInMedicine THREAD via
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Census Door Knocking Cut A Month Short Amid Pressure To Finish Count

(npr.org)
SCOOP: @NPR has confirmed the Census Bureau is cutting #2020Census door knocking at unresponsive homes a month short, ending on Sept. 30, amid growing concerns that the White House is pressuring the bureau to stop counting soon for political gain. via
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Postal Service backlog sparks worries that ballot delivery could be delayed in November

(washingtonpost.com)
NEW: Postal Service is experiencing days-long backlogs across the country after a top Trump donor running the agency put in new procedures. Workers warn it could undermine their ability to deliver ballots on time for November. W/⁦@jacobbogage⁩ via