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Watch Jon Stewart rip Fox News a new one for their Ferguson coverage
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Thank you garden.

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Thank you garden.

The difference between reputation at large and the reputation that one builds on a site like Task Rabbit is that your at-large reputation is purely emergent. So-called ‘sharing economy’ reputations, on the other hand, are closer to the Crown’s control over its subjects, with the company that runs the platform having sovereignty over your reputation and the rules by which it’s created.
Our roots are technology, not politics, writing code and rolling out transportation systems. The result is that not enough people here in America and around the world know our story, our mission, and the positive impact we’re having. Uber has been in a campaign but hasn’t been running one. That is changing now.

Obama Mastermind David Plouffe Is Now Uber’s Machiavelli

If your business lies within the hermetic socioeconomic seal of Silicon Valley, the thing to adopt from the outside is not the sophisticated art of blue-chip lobbyists.

The things to adopt are a concern for externalities, consequences, and ethics. And more ethics. And.

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The desire of those who wield technology to translate that technology to power is rather terrifying. While Bill Gates and other earlier techno leaders had huge ambition they were ultimately curtailed by the clumsy UIs of tech.

With the mobile revolution that is no longer the case. The UIs are so sophisticated that technology fades to the background and all you have is massive power accruing to the few.

I prefer the mess of limitation vs the cleanliness of domination. Travis and Zuck are smart and seemingly responsible guys, but I didn’t agree to live by their rules. It may be time to pick up the phone and call a shitty cab service.

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Angus & Julia Stone

—Wherever You Are

Don’t take my word for it
Just look at me to know that I love you
Don’t take my word for it
Just look at me to know that I do
Look at me to know that it’s true

Lovely. Happy Sunday.

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condenasttraveler:

Morning rides at Chico Basin Ranch in Colorado Springs. Photo by @iamstephensmith. #colorado #horses #myweekendescape

A trip I took a long time ago and one I’ll have to take in the years to come

condenasttraveler:

Morning rides at Chico Basin Ranch in Colorado Springs. Photo by @iamstephensmith. #colorado #horses #myweekendescape

A trip I took a long time ago and one I’ll have to take in the years to come

Across the nation, investment funds and major banks are wagering billions on similar trades using computer algorithms and teams of Ph.D.s, as they chase profits in an arcane arena that rarely attracts attention.

Traders Profit as Power Grid Is Overworked Once again worth considering how decentralization might be necessary. That said every time we decentralize it seems profits flow to monopolistic entities, rather than arbitrageurs, but monopolies seem to be easier to see.

The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological. Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying.

America Is Not For Black People

The race issue is a major one. Combine the psychology of racial bias with what’s described above and you understand clearly that Ferguson is a feature not a bug.

natgeofound:

Visitors of diverse nationalities crowd a casino roulette table in Swaziland, 1969.Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

Visitors of diverse nationalities crowd a casino roulette table in Swaziland, 1969.Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel, National Geographic Creative

Another media company, Vice, has prospered on a similar blend of such content offerings, and has also made a significant proportion of its money from its in-house advertising agency.

50 Million New Reasons BuzzFeed Wants to Take Its Content Far Beyond Lists

Things that aren’t going away for a bit. Media and agencies that are connected. The only ones who have any sense of how the media works are the ones who own the media. When it standardizes agencies will rejoin the fray. In the meantime the only insight is to be gleaned from the media owners themselves.

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Content marketing has grown rapidly in the past year - and it’s not going anywhere. In the age where content reigns king, it can be challenging for marketers to keep up with the demand for fresh content. We spoke with Heather MacLean, CMO of marketing and consulting company TaylorMade Solutions,…

this is a bummer.

humansofnewyork:

“I had a mobile phone and computer store back in Syria. It was completely looted during the fighting. I came here to find work, but I couldn’t afford to bring my family with me. When I left, I kissed my son and told him that I was leaving and I didn’t know where I was going. He was crying so hard that we had to lock him in the house as I said ‘goodbye’ to my wife. I haven’t even met my second son.”“What are your happiest memories of your son?”“Every time I went to work, he’d run after me. And every time I came home, he’d run to me.” (Erbil, Iraq)

good reminder for parents everywhere.

humansofnewyork:

“I had a mobile phone and computer store back in Syria. It was completely looted during the fighting. I came here to find work, but I couldn’t afford to bring my family with me. When I left, I kissed my son and told him that I was leaving and I didn’t know where I was going. He was crying so hard that we had to lock him in the house as I said ‘goodbye’ to my wife. I haven’t even met my second son.”
“What are your happiest memories of your son?”
“Every time I went to work, he’d run after me. And every time I came home, he’d run to me.” (Erbil, Iraq)

good reminder for parents everywhere.