Host of Marketplace Tech radio show; formerly NYT, CNET. Sports and food tweeter. Space nerd. Flanêur. Semi-pro panel moderator. mwood@marketplace.org
Did he now. https://twitter.com/KateClarkTweets/status/1163950809849008129
RT @bergmayer: An important step on the road to eventually banning all advertising directed at children https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-20/youtube-plans-to-end-targeted-ads-to-kids-to-comply-with-ftc
👇 https://twitter.com/ForbesTech/status/1163918630893084672
I wish we had seen this BEFORE we recorded this week's #MakeMeSmart about streaming services and the content wars because LOL. WOW. https://twitter.com/taralach/status/1163455576887767041
RT @NilesStuck: @mollywood Those are the moments in my day when I look up from my phone and the world is presented brighter and more vivid.…
Ok, one thing we're not talking about that I should be talking about is that Twitter is ALWAYS broken lately. Is it just me? I'm getting "Try Again" like 10 times a day. Are we just not talking about it because there's no cute Fail Whale anymore?? What is happening!?
This is like a God-mode flex. This is the flexiest flex that ever flexed. Also, take my money. https://twitter.com/Disney/status/1163436396113100801
RT @JBenBradford: We've had a bunch of tepid economic indicators, but consumer spending is still on the rise. Any of y'all still consideri…
Also I am just going to step away from everything to note that on #ItsAThing recently, I floated the idea that crossword puzzles were a thing. And ... omg. They are. I am so happy! Episode: http://www.itsathing.me/episode/pot-and-lemon-verbena-its-a-thing-73/ Proof: https://www.wired.com/story/culture-fan-tastic-planet-crossword-puzzles/
Help us, hive mind! You're our only hope! https://twitter.com/stephanie_h/status/1162382123195666433
And even more ... https://twitter.com/sarahfrier/status/1163518125213511680
More ... https://twitter.com/WillOremus/status/1163521803953803264
Just in time, we talked with Prof. Filippo Menzcer about how few fake accounts it takes to dramatically skew a conversation on Twitter, on today's #MarketplaceTech. https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-tech/how-fake-twitter-accounts-spread-misinformation-and-distort-conversation/ https://twitter.com/sarahfrier/status/1163516800148992007
Like, I don't want to reduce the ethics or the moral imperative to P&L. But the fact is, it's a powerful motivator. And if companies are realizing that "shareholders" alone can't prop up the global economy, that wealth has to be *spread* in order to be *spent,* well, then. GOOD.
If fewer and fewer people are able to participate in the economy, either through income inequality, racial and gender discrimination, stagnant wages, and heck, even extreme weather due to climate change, businesses face risk. 2/
I want to expand a tiny bit on why I find this interesting. It's because inequality, which we've been digging into on #MakeMeSmart recently, is, in the long term, bad for business. People have to be able to buy your products if growth, ie capitalism, is going to continue. 1/
News you can use! https://twitter.com/firefox/status/1163459357742436354
Well, whaddya know. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/business/business-roundtable-ceos-corporations.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
I think this is how Hunger Games ended, too. #spoileralert https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1162101660811964421
Endorse. https://twitter.com/kairyssdal/status/1162100614957916161
Boy. If this became a large-scale trend, it would REALLY mess with the media incentive landscape. https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1162061447431692288
Guys. https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1162061420000886785
ICYMI. https://www.noaa.gov/news/july-2019-was-hottest-month-on-record-for-planet
Please check out the latest from our climate adaptation series, How We Survive. Great work by @BurOak5! https://twitter.com/thewatermain/status/1162001178651189248
Ahem. Usually governments have to pay you more to borrow your money (which is what buying a bond is) for, say, 10 years than for 2 years. That's because, usually, a growing economy will bring inflation. When the yield curve inverts, it's (partly) b/c fears of no growth. https://twitter.com/tomgara/status/1161693733492023296
 
So, I'm not trying to be annoying here. But wasn't there ALWAYS a fallacy at work in assuming a 10-year outcome at all, when we know how economic cycles work and/or how fast they can change? If we go w/"shared fiction" rather than "firm indicator," maybe we could all chill. :)
So true, and so insightful, and SO Cannot Unsee. https://twitter.com/sarahfrier/status/1161650005116981254
Oh the pain https://twitter.com/KrangTNelson/status/1161097548863610880
I'm hosting @Marketplace today. Is it editorially appropriate to oh my god wait https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/13/trump-says-he-delayed-tariffs-because-of-concerns-over-christmas-shopping-season.html
I also have questions about this!! I just bought the worst floor fan EVER!! https://twitter.com/geekwire/status/1161025440397422592
Travel tips. https://twitter.com/jimkerstetter/status/1161050404085354496
RT @technology: Apple suspends listening to Siri commands after privacy outcry https://bloom.bg/31zzzoW
Super interesting by Neil, as always. https://twitter.com/Neil_Irwin/status/1160930956657774592
I'm hosting @Marketplace today. Is it editorially appropriate to taunt poor @kairyssdal with pumpkin spice-related news? Too late.
RT @Kip_Kendrick: Check out @ValerieRWilson's interview on race, ethnicity, and the economy on this week's episode of Make Me Smart with @k…
I'm trying hard to ignore all the other things on the Twitter right now but if you're out there, we're recording TWO Saturday morning #ItsAThing episodes, so join us in the Discord if you're a member!
On this week's #MakeMeSmart, we are continuing our look at inequality in our economy ... and obviously, a HUGE component of that is race. We talked with @ValerieRWilson at EPI about her data on race, ethnicity, and the economy. Plus, obviously, #8chan. https://www.marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/the-economy-still-isnt-working-for-people-of-color/
RT @DefTechPat: Great conversation with @mollywood and @marketplace on the future of the Pentagon’s giant cloud program, JEDI. It’s an anno…
RT @skenigsberg: I wrote a story published in @washingtonpost today. "The stigma of what I went through torments me, but it’s hard to stay…
RT @entrepreneurguy: For deadline @marketplace story today: Is YOUR economy slowing, getting more 'recessionary'? Fed rate cut, trade war,…
You guys. This is a bad tweet. Factually correct, contextually bankrupt. https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1159066226951430144
 
Wait until you read the story.
RT @memeorandum: Justice Department Quietly Embraces the Term 'Domestic Terrorism' (@byrontau / Wall Street Journal) https://t.co/gOZdNgM0…
Everything about this is fascinating and crazy, and I can verify via my 12-year-old that there's zero original content on his Insta, only memes. But also, the idea of brands co-opting memes to become influencers is ... well. Kinda mid-2000s, actually. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7096491 https://twitter.com/TaylorLorenz/status/1158797949180227585
I ... https://twitter.com/RealPressSecBot/status/1158798930001326080
One thing I thought was super interesting about this conversation is that the legal precedent around Section 230 allows platforms to not get sued for things their users post *even if they moderate that content.* So they actually AREN'T required to be totally hands-off.
And it seems like there could be use for a nuanced and balanced conversation about Section 230, the law that can shield platforms for being liable for things that their users post. Here's #MakeMeSmart on the topic from earlier in the summer. https://www.marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/the-internet-as-we-know-it-rests-on-26-words-from-1996/
Today on #MarketplaceTech, we talked about the difference in the way platforms and law enforcement treat international terrorism versus domestic terrorism, and how that can let radicalization and hate speech get worse in online forums: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-tech/online-terrorist-forums-8chan-el-paso-mass-shooting/
FB removed one of the ads for being too "virulent." https://twitter.com/DavidUberti/status/1158475481525751810
Noteworthy. *Paid ads, one assumes. https://twitter.com/natijomartinez/status/1158049182877458433
We'll be doing more on this for tomorrow's show, but here's a link to a series I did on #MarketplaceTech after Christchurch ... on how a troll becomes a terrorist. Hint: he has a lot of help. https://www.marketplace.org/collection/online-radicalization/
 
 
 
 
 
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