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The internet has become a “low-trust society”

Writing in Wired, Zeynep Tufekci (previously) discusses how the internet has become a "low-trust society," where fake reviews, fraud, conspiracies and disinformation campaigns have burdened us all with the need to investigate every claim and doubt every promise, at enormous costs to time and opportunity.

Low-trust societies aren't fun places to live. As Tufekci writes, ...

“PM for a day”: dissident Tories plan to bring down the government the day after Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister

Boris Johnson -- a racist, sexist, homophobic lying buffoon who has been repeatedly caught out using lies to sway public opinion -- is now, incredibly, tipped to become the leader of the Conservative Party and thus the Prime Minister of the UK (this is because outgoing PM Theresa May totally bungled Brexit, and ...

These Seals are Singing for Science

As you may have noticed, a number of bird species have proven capable of mimicking snippets of sound they overhear, be it a melody, the wail of an ambulance or a ***** phrase taught to them by some ***** fella at a party. But here's the thing: most mammals **** at it. Not so seals. ...

Mickey and Minnie speak Thai in retro cartoon short “Our Floating Dreams”

If you haven't seen them already, do check out Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts. They're delightfully retro and great under-five-minute escapes. The latest one, Our Floating Dreams, has Mickey and Minnie speaking Thai!

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Enter to win an iPad Pro or save big on refurbished iPads

Looking for a new tablet? If you haven't upgraded in a while, it might be time to check out the latest iPad Pro for two very good reasons. First, the 2018 model is a real workhorse. The 12X Bionic chip processor means it can handle any task you set out for it, and still have ...

Breaching humpback whale surprises rowers

One minute you're rowing, the next you stop and a humpback whale is breaching right in front of you! That's what happened off the coast of Rio de Janeiro last week. Anyone speak Portuguese? I think I heard a "Ai meu Deus!" (Oh my ***!) which sounds about right.

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Flickr offers the best social media experience going

On the whole, technology has been good to me.

In the mid-1990s, I was able to connect with a music magazine in Ireland--my first paying writing gig--via Hotmail. Over two decades later, I'm still writing for them. in 2009, Twitter connected me with folks who became good friends, online and face-to-face. Through them, I was ...