Former baby and aspiring ghost. Writes about our tools and how they shape us for @WSJ. (On book leave and twitter break so email me if you want my attention.)
RT @JChengWSJ: China won the backing of the world's largest Muslim-majority country for its program in Xinjiang. How? By inviting influence…
RT @nitashatiku: My profile of the inimitable activist @hashtagmolotov whose tactics represent a new type of labor organizing w/in the gig…
RT @florianederer: This is a great summary of @DinaSrinivasan's (TAP@Yale Fellow) work on privacy as antitrust. Her analysis also shows tha…
RT @ranimolla: Dina Srinivasan argues that rather than raising prices like an old-school monopolist, Facebook harms consumers by taking eve…
RT @rob1cox: Must-read: “When we mislabel what goes on in Nordic nations as socialism, we blind ourselves to what the Nordic region really…
RT @ibogost: In the 20th c, the sign was invented and then ceased to work. By the time of Lacan and Derrida, signification was risky, if no…
RT @fmanjoo: American healthcare is killing people. You may like your doctor, your insurance, or your medical-billing job. Good for you!…
RT @AkshatRathi: When communities take care of its most vulnerable through social connections, public-health costs plummet and everyone is…
real heads know the difference between IG-88 and IG-11
“racially charged” https://twitter.com/alexandra_hart/status/1201880307122790408
RT @ow: So here's the thing with finding the "best" stuff. The best doesn't exist. https://onezero.medium.com/the-problem-with-relying-on-wirecutter-reviews-f024574fc7c2
RT @SiminaMistreanu: TikTok’s owner is helping China’s campaign of repression in Xinjiang, report finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/tiktoks-owner-is-helping-chinas-campaign-of-repression-in-xinjiang-report-finds/2019/11/28/98e8d9e4-119f-11ea-bf62-eadd5d11f559_story.html
RT @mattkahn1966: Climate tipping points https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03595-0 "If damaging tipping cascades can occur and a global tipping point canno…
RT @jtlevy: Four years in a row of declining birth rates in the US: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/u-s-birth-rate-falls-4th-year-row-n1091446?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma Three years in a row of declining life expect…
Everything you have known and can know is an idiosyncracy of an elaborate fermentation process quickly running out of digestible material on the thin rind of a slowly cooling space rock. All around you is decay and the end was never not near. https://twitter.com/jonbecker_/status/1196805486907052033
Generally true, but have also met lovely people thru this network. The ones worth my time are easy to spot: horrified by the default tendencies of Twitter, they go out of their way to use it in ways that are kind. https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/1198629971213684736
RT @JoannaStern: Google saw Apple’s disastrous butterfly keyboard as an opportunity and gave us the magnificent Pixelbook Go’s keyboard.…
RT @jimmyeatcarbs: I was the Facebook employee that the Trump campaign called its “MVP” in 2016. Now I’m joining w/ @taraemcg, @davidplouff…
RT @ClaraJeffery: What a lovely, insightful piece about Biden by fellow stutterer by @JohnGHendy. I don't have a stutter, but as a dyslexic…
RT @ajzaleski: "Ray had carried his unseen injury for years ... Aside from his parents, hardly anyone knew—not even the guys he went to war…
RT @iainmarlow: Astounding story from the WSJ's @xinwenfan detailing the detention of the British consulate worker Simon Cheng in Shenzhen.…
A precious-metals scheme used fear and Facebook to trick older conservatives out of their savings https://qz.com/1749695/facebook-ads-targeted-fox-news-fans-for-shady-silver-coin-scheme/
RT @WanderingGaia: OMG it’s real! Thanks to ⁦@AllenLaneBooks⁩ ⁦@PenguinUKBooks⁩ and everyone who has supported me through its creation. Ple…
Thank you to @amfalk for this brilliant idea, which is never ever going to happen.
@TheRock Would you be interested in helping me with my review of the new MacBook Pro keyboard? Interested in finding out if The Rock can break the new Scissor keyboard. Happy to come to you. Let me know!
 
joanna you know I'm offering free tickets to my own gun show anytime you need me
my take on the macbook pro keyboard is that if you had switched all your computing to a tablet form factor you'd be free of the fascism of manufacturer-chosen keyboards already
Build the wall... cam https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/white-house-to-use-webcams-to-create-live-feed-of-border-wall-constructi on/2019/11/12/4014ce26-057a-11ea-a5e2-fccc16fa3576_story.html
Also, great sign up process for Disney+ through Apple TV this AM. Pro tip: always wait 24 hours.
Found: the winner of the streaming wars
 
RT @litgrrrl: “The nonprofit group Common Sense Media has found that contemporary teens spend six to nine hours a day online—and that 72% o…
Sadfishing, Predators and Bullies: The Hazards of Being ‘Real’ on Social Media (by the inimitable @juliejargon) https://www.wsj.com/articles/sadfishing-predators-and-bullies-the-hazards-of-being-real-on-social-media-11573554603
a century from now we'll recognize this was the most significant story of 2019 -- if not the entire decade https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614690/polygenic-score-ivf-embryo-dna-tests-genomic-prediction-gattaca/
Fascinating and nuanced story about the losers and winners of automation, expertly told by Margot. Not a neat or straightforward narrative at all, and all the more reason to pay attention. https://twitter.com/margotroosevelt/status/1192455347442597889
RT @jayrosen_nyu: One of the saddest stories I have read about a journalist losing his job— here at the hands of virality and culture war.…
Holy crap, @kashhill got the secret dossier companies like Sift keep on us all and uhhhh... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/business/secret-consumer-score-access.html
 
This makes me wonder if Sift was lying when they told me they couldn’t produce a file on any individual. 🤔 https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-secret-trust-scores-companies-use-to-judge-us-all-11554523206
RT @KathrynDill: I have a new job @WSJ covering early career workers. Here’s my first byline: https://www.wsj.com/articles/younger-workers-report-seeing-more-discrimination-11572793201?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1
RT @JoannaStern: I reviewed the AirPods Pros. I also fell off a mechanical bull SO. MANY. TIMES. My column and video, with the best test…
Ace reporting here and a fascinating read https://twitter.com/SarahNEmerson/status/1189600127645650944
absolutely devastated by this news. to know Lauren, my former colleague, was to love and respect her. she was so smart and so generous and I can't believe she's gone. https://medium.com/@smitrakalita/lauren-brown-taught-me-how-to-write-this-headline-7f40d5062545
email newsletters are good my current favorite newsletter on tech and AI or really on any topic is Normcore Tech by @vboykis https://vicki.substack.com/
broke: punching down woke: punching up bespoke: punching sideways https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/29/style/ok-boomer.html
RT @ByronTau: New from me this morning: President Trump’s lawyers have made arguments that when taken as a whole articulate a vision of the…
We will look back on the 21st century -- a time when we outsourced our collective attention-direction to algorithmically-directed mediums -- with absolute horror, once we understand its full toll.
Behavioral addictions are real. Social media, video games -- we're surrounded by screens connected to experiences engineered with the deepest understanding of our human frailties -- furnished by companies with every monetary incentive to exploit them https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/22/magazine/can-you-really-be-addicted-to-video-games.html
RT @RandyJMcCarthy: Still reading my book on Freud and still coming across some gems. Here's a nice bit of career advice from Freud about h…
RT @JeanneWhalen: Amazon is selling clothing from dozens of Bangladeshi factories that most leading retailers have said are too dangerous t…
This was a fun interview and Future of Everything is one of those podcasts that does what it says on the tin, u should subscribe https://twitter.com/AnthonyGrreen/status/1187111559216152584
Why isn’t Sheryl Sandberg CEO yet? Zuckerberg would make a fine CTO. It doesn’t feel like he has the self-awareness to understand why he probably should no longer be the public face of the company he founded. https://twitter.com/ceciliakang/status/1186779352941420544
Softbank-backed DoorDash is beating everyone in market share but is not profitable, notes @yunheekim22. CEO Tony Xu says it’s nbd, his company built its basic model before raising much capital, has most of the money it raised still in the bank #wsjtechlive
 
“The net impact of AB5 would be a lot of lost income and productivity for California,” says Tony Xu, CEO of DoorDash (Aside: literally every company I’ve spoken to who employs contractors has expressed horror at AB5)
 
 
 
 
 
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