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Wednesday - February 24, 2021

inkle blog - ink version 1.0 release!

(inklestudios.com)
ink 1.0 released: the powerful scripting language powering narrative games like Heaven's Vault, Pendragon, and 80 Days via

Making a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive New York Times

(nytco.com)
Today @nytimes published a call to action to change the biased culture at the company. We look forward to @Wirecutter / the Times upholding the commitments they’re making in this report, including in the DEI proposal we’re currently bargaining. via
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News site Stuff left Facebook. Seven months later, traffic is just fine and trust is higher

(reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk)
New Zealand's biggest news site left Facebook. Seven months later, traffic is just fine and trust is higher. Now why do you think that is? via

Close ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene among those in Capitol mob

(cnn.com)
A conservative live streamer who has closely worked/collaborated with Marjorie Taylor Greene over the years, whom she calls an "amazing" "friend" was among those in the Capitol mob and said he entered the Capitol building on January 6th. via

Hanging w/ Bill Gates

(joinclubhouse.com)
Guess who just joined Clubhouse? @BillGates Come join us tonight at 9:00 PM EST on @joinclubhouse. via
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South Dakota AG pushed by critics to resign over new evidence in fatal car incident: ‘He knew what he hit and he lied’

(washingtonpost.com)
Hell of an opening to this piece on the South Dakota AG scandal. via

Does Gen Z Care So Little Because Millennials Care Too Much?

(gen.medium.com)
Behold my masterpiece, as I explain how we are caught in an oscillating historical cycle of the Kids Who Care Too Much and the Kids Who Don't Care Enough. I assure you, all of your generations suck: via
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SCNG Guild

(scngguild.org)
The Southern California News Group has unionized with @MediaGuildWest! Journalists at O.C. Register, L.A. Daily News, Daily Breeze, Pasadena Star-News, Riverside Press-Enterprise, Long Beach Press-Telegram, San Bernardino Sun and more, say ENOUGH! via

How Daft Punk’s Forgotten Anime Changed My Life

(slate.com)
i'll never forget watching interstella 5555 after dark when i was 8 years old and thinking, "wow, music is as dope as anime???" via

Amulet version 1

(text.bargains)
Amulet: Robin Sloan proposes short poems whose SHA-256 hashed text includes four or more 8s in a row, with its own scratchpad via

Republicans are taking their voter suppression efforts to new extremes

(motherjones.com)
Shocking new data from @brennancenter: 253 bills introduced in 43 states this year to restrict voting access From AZ to IA to GA to FL, GOP weaponizing Trump’s lies to suppress votes Could be biggest rollback of voting rights since Jim Crow era via

Working Two Jobs, and Barely Surviving

(thecut.com)
We have a devastating short profile up on the Cut today of what it feels like for one @SEIUVA512 home care aide to watch DC debate the @fightfor15 this week, while working her 2 jobs, while struggling to buy food: “Oh, it hurts.” This fight is agonizing. via

Fry’s Electronics is shutting its doors for good

(theverge.com)
Fry's Electronics shutting down: I'll miss the great selection, friendly customer service, and completely normal decor via

Bedbug Privilege: Bret Stephens Uses His NY Times Column To Suggest Jokingly Comparing Him To A Bedbug Is Prelude To Ethnic Genocide

(techdirt.com)
Bret Stephens: these awful woke people hate satire and want to destroy it and they’ll come for you next Also Bret Stephens: calling me a bedbug is like the Holocaust via

The Rejection of Internet Perfection

(digitalnative.substack.com)
I wrote a bit of a manifesto that I’m calling “The Rejection of Internet Perfection” 👇 The 2010s were the decade of Facetune, lip fillers, & airbrushed influencers. The 2020s are a reaction to & rejection of that era. via

Coronavirus Reinfection Will Soon Become Our Reality

(theatlantic.com)
I think reinfection has been so scary because what we really want to know is: "If I survive this deadly virus, am I safe?" But that's not really the right way to think about this—and the right way is way less scary. @KatherineJWu untangles all this: via

The carbon offset API developer Patch confirms a $4.5 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz – TechCrunch

(techcrunch.com)
We at @a16z are excited to announce the funding of @usepatch, a carbon offset API developer that helps companies "calculate their carbon footprint and identify and finance offset projects that capture the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions" #GoGreen via

Black Residents Struggle to Access COVID-19 Vaccine - WCP

(washingtoncitypaper.com)
A DC Health map of vaccinations shows Fort Dupont near the bottom of the list. A senior building in that neighborhood has dozens of residents who haven't gotten vaccinated. Not because they don't want to, but because they struggle to access the COVID shot. via

Quilt, an audio social network focused on self care, raises $3.5 million in seed – TechCrunch

(techcrunch.com)
An audio social network that focuses on wellness and community, has raised a $3.5 million seed round led by Mayfield Fund via
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McDonald’s Secretive Intel Team Spies on ‘Fight for $15’ Workers, Internal Documents Show

(vice.com)
New: leaked internal documents show how McDonald's spies on workers advocating for a $15 an hour minimum wage. Includes using social media monitoring tech, making fake Facebook personas to reconstruct friends lists via

New York Times Calls for Workplace Changes in Diversity Report

(nytimes.com)
If you're a NYT executive who needs a report to know this you're a bad executive (paraphrased): The Times is a difficult environment for many, particularly for people of color, many of whom described unsettling and sometimes painful experiences. via

Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company’s Business

(propublica.org)
NEW: Internal Facebook emails show how it backed Turkey’s request to block the page of an adversary — or risk getting shut down entirely. “I am fine with this,” wrote Sheryl Sandberg. My latest with @JustinElliott: via
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FDA review confirms safety, efficacy of single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, especially against severe cases

(washingtonpost.com)
EXCELLENT NEWS: Johnson and Johnson vaccine was safe and effective and completely prevented hospitalizations and deaths in a large clinical trial. via

Want fewer cars on the roads? Don’t build parking, research suggests

(journalistsresource.org)
Want fewer cars on the roads? Don’t offer parking, research suggests via