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Monday - May 3, 2021

The humbling of the humblebrag

(economictimes.indiatimes.com)
🧵Wrote about the humbling of humblebrag Some people consciously NOT sharing celebratory posts (food/travel/lifestyle) or job/promotion updates on social so as not to seem tone-deaf/insensitive to people around them dealing with loss of life & livelihood via
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What Does It Take to Get a White Man Fired From CNN?

(thedailybeast.com)
Wife and mom are convinced I'll never get on cable news after this piece but they said it's worth it and had to be said. Agreed. I also talk to @rezaaslan and @octavianasr who were fired for much less than Rick Santorum who is still at CNN --- why? via

Opinion | Elected Republicans are lying with open eyes. Their excuses are disgraceful.

(washingtonpost.com)
former GWB speechwriter Mike Gerson: "The GOP is increasingly defined not by its shared beliefs, but by its shared delusions. "To be a loyal Republican, one must be either a sucker or a liar." via

🚨 How Basecamp blew up

(platformer.news)
How Basecamp Blew Up: incredible reporting from Casey Newton on the disastrous all-hands meeting that led to a third of the company quitting via

TikTok Is the Place To Go for Financial Advice If You’re a Young Adult

(wsj.com)
TikTok is overrun with very bad financial advice via

Governor's social media bill is unconstitutional and unwise | Opinion

(tallahassee.com)
1/ On Friday the Florida legislature passed the @GovRonDeSantis-backed Transparency in Technology Act, attempting to regulate how social media sites moderate content. DeSantis has 15 days to sign the bill, and is expected to. Here's why he shouldn't. via
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We Should All Be More Afraid of Driving

(theatlantic.com)
Five years ago, I hit a woman with my car on I-75. Almost no one knows because of intense guilt that pursued me, though cops said I did nothing wrong. Now I have a lot I want to tell you about the ignored horrors of driving and the power of searching. via

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/7072/BillText/e1/HTML

(flsenate.gov)
I know folks are abuzz about the theme park carveout in the Florida bill, but have you seen the rest of the law? Holy moly. It's as if someone trained an AI on conspiracy theories and legislative text and introduced the first 600 lines that it spit out. via

Arriving Today

(harpercollins.com)
If you liked Nomadland, do I have a story for you. It's the journey of everything you've ever ordered, from the factory halfway around the world to your front door. There's so much technology in it, yet it's a deeply human story. Out September 15: via

'Good Jewish boy' or chief 'infiltrator'? NJ man spent years as fake rabbi in Israel, groups say

(northjersey.com)
This is wild: An ultra-Orthodox rabbi in Jerusalem is accused of being an undercover Christian missionary who emigrated to Israel using forged documents and with help from evangelist Rick Joyner's US-based missions organization. via

Yahoo and AOL, Early Internet Pioneers, Are Sold to Private Equity Firm

(nytimes.com)
Verizon sells Yahoo and AOL to private equity firm: the new company will be just called "Yahoo," finally dropping the exclamation point via

Rep. Lauren Boebert Decides To Streisand Parody Site Making Fun Of Her, Threatens To Take Legal Action Against It

(techdirt.com)
I have written a @techdirt post about this nonsense. Jake Settle, @laurenboebert's press secretary, has (as of publication time) not responded to my questions about whether or not he spoke to a lawyer before dashing off this email threat... via
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Tomohiro Okazaki

(facebook.com)
STUDYは散歩みたいなものかも via
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The Elephant in the Zoom - This American Life

(thisamericanlife.org)
The latest This American Life features a focus group from Republican pollster Frank Luntz trying to convince a group of Trump voters to get the vaccine. It doesn't go well… until it does. Worth listening to. via

Facebook and the Normalization of Deviance

(newyorker.com)
Nail. On. Head. Superb piece by @suehalpernVT on the cluster of malignant cells that Facebook has become via
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Marc Rebillet @marcrebillet

(pscp.tv)
SUNDAY SERVICE SPECIAL EDITION via

A startup promised influencers the Hollywood dream, replete with a mansion. But some insiders say its CEO bullied talent, made misogynistic comments, and treated their personal lives like 'a game.'

(businessinsider.com)
A 47-yr-old TikTok house manager telling teen girls to dance on stripper poles. Arranging dates for female influencers without their permission. Telling stressed-out girls they're probably on their period when they don't want to film exploitative content. via
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U.S. Captured, Tortured, and Cleared Him. He’s Still in GITMO.

(thedailybeast.com)
This is a horror story about a man named Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn. The CIA tortured him to the point he became catatonic, as a test case for its torture program. But he wasn’t who they thought he was. 15 yrs ago they admitted it. He’s still in a cage via

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

(bloomberg.com)
How are we going to cut U.S. climate-warming emissions in half from 2005 levels by 2030? With technologies & solutions we've spent the last decade making cheap and will keep getting cheaper over the next decade. An no, you dont have to stop eating beef. via

Supervising Producer, Mogul - Gimlet | Spotify Jobs

(spotifyjobs.com)
i’m hiring again! i’m looking for a supervising producer to work with me on Mogul; ideally someone who’s organized, experienced, and loves hip-hop. my DMs are open if you have any questions: via

Perspective | The politicians who tried to overturn an election — and the local news team that won’t let anyone forget it

(washingtonpost.com)
In today's Washington Post: @sulliview brilliantly reams Big Journalism for "shov[ing] into the memory hole the undemocratic efforts by some Republican elected officials to delegitimize or overturn the 2020 presidential election." Also in today's Post: via

Cargo Pants and Outdoor Slippers Are Hot, as Americans Return to Stores

(wsj.com)
Killer reopening trade metric. via
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Millions Are Saying No to the Vaccines. What Are They Thinking?

(theatlantic.com)
Tens of millions of Americans—including 60 percent of young Republicans—say they'll refuse the COVID vaccine. I spoke to 11 of them. I asked them where their views came from and what might change their minds. Here's what they told me: via

NPR's Audie Cornish on Finally Getting Over Imposter Syndrome and Her Warning for Working Moms

(elle.com)
spoke to @npratc's @nprAudie for ELLE's career column, and it was one of my favorite interviews I've ever done via
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In South Texas, Hispanic Republicans Try to Cement the Party’s Gains

(nytimes.com)
cool cool cool via

Workday

(relx.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com)
Attn labor/journalism/labor journalism Twitter: Law360 is hiring a senior labor reporter to report on and analyze developments in labor law and policy and organizing and bargaining trends. DMs are open for questions! via

Yasuke and the Complex History of Black Characters in Anime

(time.com)
"I just hope that some seeds are being planted." How Yasuke paves a new path for Black creators in anime via