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Perhaps the World Ends Here by Joy Harjo

The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live. The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. So it has been since creation, and it will go on. We chase chickens or dogs away from it. Babies teethe at the corners. Show More Summary

How social media amplified anger over EpiPen's price gouge

On Thursday, amid mounting pressure from the public and politicians alike, the drug company that makes EpiPens finally promised to do something about their often astronomical price. With 118,000 signatures asking Congress to "stop the...Show More Summary

Is Instagram Innovative Anymore? Do we Care?

With Instagram releasing their Snapchat-cloning "Stories" functionality, there's been a lot of debate about the copycat strategy. But does that really matter to businesses?

5 Unique Ways Brands are Using Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories has already proven to be a popular feature for brands - here's how five businesses are using the new option. 

This is Why Your Website Needs to be Optimized for Mobile

In case you hadn't heard, mobile optimization is important, especially considering the amount of search activity which now occurs via mobile.

"Poets have to be in their poems somewhere, or the poem won’t work."

“Poets have to be in their poems somewhere, or the poem won’t work.” - Joy Harjo

Futuristic Simulation Finds Self-Driving “Taxibots” Will Eliminate 90% Of Cars, Open Acres Of… — The Ferenstein Wire

Futuristic Simulation Finds Self-Driving “Taxibots” Will Eliminate 90% Of Cars, Open Acres Of… — The Ferenstein Wire: emergentfutures: A fascinating new simulation finds that self-driving cars will terraform cities:90% of cars will be eliminated, acres of land will open up, and commute times will drop 10%. Show More Summary

Timothy Egan, The Dumbed Down Democracy

Timothy Egan, The Dumbed Down Democracy: Trump, who says he doesn’t read much at all, is both a product of the epidemic of ignorance and a main producer of it. He can litter the campaign trail with hundreds of easily debunked falsehoods...Show More Summary

Microsoft announces new resources to reduce hate speech

Today, Microsoft pushed out new resources to reduce hate speech in a blog post for users of its consumer services. Users will now be able to communicate directly with the company to report hate speech, and petition for reinstating content...Show More Summary

LinkedIn Now Supports Hashtags Again – Sort of

LinkedIn has announced improvements to the search functionality on its mobile app, including hashtag support.

Facebook Re-Vamps Trending News Section in Response to Recent Controversy

Facebook has announced a change to their Trending News section in response to recent accusations of systematic bias. 

Facebook Displaying Vertical Videos in Mobile News Feed

Facebook has begun displaying vertical videos in News Feed in its flagship mobile app.

Facebook automates selection of its Trending Topics

The social media network is rolling out the new algorithms earlier than it planned to, following charges of political bias.

Facebook: Algorithms Are ‘Trending’ Over People

Move over, humans: The machines are taking over, at least when it comes to populating Facebook’s Trending feature.

Facebook ditches helpful Trending Topic descriptions for global scale

Twitter’s “Trends” are often confusing. Why is #MPBMS or #TechMunch trending? You had to click through and figure it out for yourself. When Facebook copied Twitter’s trends in 2014, it vastly improved them by adding human-written descriptions right below so you knew if you cared or not. Today Facebook is removing those descriptions, and claims it’s to increase… Read More

Blizzard Entertainment Facebook Live API Integration Goes Live

Players of Blizzard Entertainment games can now livestream their gameplay directly to Facebook.

Mondly Language Learning App Receives Conversational Chatbot

ATi Studios updated its Mondly language learning app with a conversational chatbot that allows users to practice speaking in different languages by having conversations with the bot.

WhatsApp-Facebook data-sharing deal probed by UK privacy watchdog

Well that was fast. Just one day after WhatsApp revealed a sea-change in its attitude to user data, by detailing plans to share the mobile numbers and last seen status of its users with parent company Facebook for ad-targeting and marketing...Show More Summary

Pokemon Go: The Accidental Social Media Sensation

Pokemon Go has become a massive social online/offline experience without really trying to be.

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