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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
A look at ChuChu TV, the Chennai-based YouTube channel for kids with 19B+ views and 29M subscribers, through a historical lens of how kids' TV evolved in the US   —  ChuChu TV, the company responsible for some of the most widely viewed toddler content on YouTube, has a suitably cute origin story.
Oct 6, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Brian Merchant / The Atlantic:
Around a dozen programmers share anecdotes about automating at least part of their IT jobs and why they are afraid of sharing automation code with employers   —  In 2016, an anonymous confession appeared on Reddit: “From around six years ago up until now, I have done nothing at work.”
Oct 3, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Mobs in India may have received inflammatory messages on WhatsApp, but the mob violence came from long-standing cultural divisions and governmental failures   —  In Indian state after Indian state, this spring and summer, the stories of communal violence bore an eerie similarity.
Sep 26, 2018, 1:20 AMIn context
Sigal Samuel / The Atlantic:
How citizen journalists and scholars are using the internet to find Uighur internment and “reeducation” camps and expose the persecution of minorities in China   —  The country is using high-tech methods of repression, but even the simplest tech may be enough to expose it.
Sep 16, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
California law, mandating cannabis-delivery drivers to be classified as employees, shows the real-world effects of changes in gig-economy worker classification   —  Ever since the emergence of companies like Uber and Lyft, businesses and labor advocates have engaged in an endless …
Sep 16, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
Fiverr and other freelancing sites have broadened employment opportunities for workers, but endless competition has led to lower wages and little stability   —  You can buy almost any thing you want online—toothpaste, books, plastic devices that allow you to lick your cat.
Sep 2, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
Businesses have been collecting, selling, and reusing personal data for decades; Google and Facebook only made the process more visible via better ad targeting   —  A barista gets burned at work, buys first-aid cream at Target, and later that day sees a Facebook ad for the same product.
Aug 26, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Jeff Jarvis / The Atlantic:
Internet platforms are places of public conversations where society negotiates norms of acceptable behavior; Infowars bans show the process is starting to work   —  This post was updated on Friday, August 10 at 7:53 p.m. to reflect the author's role as the founder of a Facebook-funded project.
Aug 11, 2018, 12:25 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
As memes become more complex, creators say they usually have to rely on a suite of apps to craft their memes as no single app fully meets their needs   —  Last year, Alex, a 19-year-old in California who runs a network of Instagram pages dedicated to publishing memes, became so frustrated …
Aug 2, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
A look at the rise of “flop accounts” on Instagram, which some teens use to discuss hot-button topics and consider as more reliable than traditional media   —  It's harder and harder to have an honest debate on the internet.  Social-media platforms like Twitter, Reddit …
Jul 27, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context

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