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New fabric generates electricity from sunlight and wind

New fabric generates electricity from sunlight and wind: solarpunks: More grist for your mill. riboelectric is a new one for me.

"In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are little miracles of..."

“In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are little miracles of self-reference.” - Douglas Hofstadter

How the Swastika Became a Confederate Flag | Brent Staples

How the Swastika Became a Confederate Flag | Brent Staples: Brent Staples makes a compelling case for Jim Crow as the inspiration for Hitler’s Nazi policies: Hitler drew a similar, more sinister comparison in “Mein Kampf.” He describes...Show More Summary

@stoweboyd

@stoweboyd: 30M US workers now covered by noncompete agreements: puts the lie to GOP concerns about ‘freedom’ https://t.co/DLh9iS0D78 — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) May 22, 2017

@DriesDeRoeck

@DriesDeRoeck: Reading this provided me with hope. “10 work skills for the postnormal era”?—?@stoweboyd https://t.co/e8m4YfVFw0 HT @warrenellis http://pic.twitter.com/xIubF4IGwi — Dries De Roeck (@DriesDeRoeck) May 22, 2017

As Profit Dwindles, Ford Is Said to Replace Its C.E.O. | Bill Vlasic

As Profit Dwindles, Ford Is Said to Replace Its C.E.O. | Bill Vlasic: Only a few days ago, Ford’s CEO Mark Fields announced layoffs of 1,400 salaried employees, but apparently that 10% cut in North American jobs wasn’t enough to satisfy...Show More Summary

Ad Execs Are Getting Sick of Facebook's News Feed

Summary: Since 2012, News Feed ads have been the center of Facebook’s business. But the number of ads the company can show there is approaching its upper limit.

Pittsburgh Welcomed Uber’s Driverless Car Experiment. Not Anymore.

Pittsburgh Welcomed Uber’s Driverless Car Experiment. Not Anymore.: Uber hasn’t come through on the promises made to Pittsburgh: The deteriorating relationship between Pittsburgh and Uber offers a cautionary tale, especially as other cities consider rolling out driverless car trials from Uber, Alphabet’s Waymo and others. Show More Summary

How to Use LinkedIn's New Direct Messaging Options to Generate More Business

LinkedIn continues to innovate with how its members can communicate, and its latest update makes real-time sales, marketing and customer service even easier to execute as a result.

The Transformation of Selling through Digital Enablement [Podcast]

In a new 'Social Business Engine' podcast, Bernie Borges speaks with Charlene Li, Principal Analyst at Altimeter.

Facebook’s content moderation rules dubbed “alarming” by child safety charity

The Guardian has published details of Facebook’s content moderation guidelines covering controversial issues such as violence, hate speech and self-harm culled from more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts that the newspaper has seen. Read More

3 Crimes That Were Documented Live On Social Media

The social media is a powerful communication tool because it allows people from different parts of the world to communicate in real time whether via a simple chat or video call. It also enables users to show each other and the rest of the world what they are doing. The unfortunate part is that this […]

Opinion | Donald Trump, Establishment Sellout | Ross Douthat

Opinion | Donald Trump, Establishment Sellout | Ross Douthat: It’s strange – at least to me – that one of the best chroniclers of Trump’s betrayal of his many supports is Ross Douthat, a dyed-in-the-wool conservative Republican. ButShow More Summary

How Tales of ‘Flippers’ Led to a Housing Bubble

How Tales of ‘Flippers’ Led to a Housing Bubble: Real home prices rose 75 percent from February 1997 to December 2005, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, corrected for inflation by the Consumer Price Index. And then, from 2005 to 2012, real prices reversed course, falling to just 12 percent above their 1997 level. Show More Summary

Baby Boomers Look to Senior Concierge Services to Raise Income

Baby Boomers Look to Senior Concierge Services to Raise Income: Elder concierge, as the industry is known, is a way for the semi- and fully retired to continue to work, and, from a business standpoint, the opportunities look as if they will keep growing. Show More Summary

"Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful."

“Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful.” - A. R. Ammons

5 Social Media Tips That Will Never Change

As far as we can gather, social media isn’t going anywhere, at least for the foreseeable future. Everyone online will continue to want to connect with everyone else online in some fashion. It may have started with simple text-based status updates and those will likely continue to persist, but we must also recognize that the face of social media and […]

Facebook's been making it up all along and we're left holding the bag

On Sunday afternoon we learned about Facebook’s internal content moderation rules from a massive leak by The Guardian. It confirmed what a lot of people had long suspected: Facebook is making it up as they go along and we’re the collateral...Show More Summary

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