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Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Instagram, which has largely escaped scrutiny, is teeming with conspiracy theories, misinformation, and extremist memes, boosted by its recommendation algorithm   —  When Alex, now a high-school senior, saw an Instagram account he followed post about something called QAnon back in 2017 …
Mar 21, 2019, 11:06 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Google Docs grows as a popular secret communication tool for teens as parents and teachers, unaware of its chat feature, assume students are just taking notes   —  When the kids in Skyler's school want to tell a friend something in class, they don't scrawl a note down on a tiny piece of paper and toss it across the room.
Mar 14, 2019, 10:55 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Discord, a chat app first designed for gamers, has become popular among influencers, YouTubers, and others by letting them create customized private communities   —  Over the past few months, seemingly all the pet- and animal-themed Instagram accounts I follow have begun interspersing their videos with pleas.
Mar 13, 2019, 9:55 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
An analysis of 105 “Uber for X” US companies, representing $7.4B in VC investment: four have reached unicorn status, 19 were acquired, and 28 have shut down   —  In March 2009, Uber was born.  Over the next few years, the company became not just a disruptive …
Mar 7, 2019, 9:50 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Crowdtangle data: a small number of Facebook Pages created 46% of the top 10,000 posts for or against vaccines, with 20% generated by seven anti-vax Pages   —  Look up vaccinations on Facebook, as Representative Adam Schiff did last week, and the results will show a rich supply of anti-vaccination posts, pages, and groups.
Feb 27, 2019, 2:55 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Kids googling themselves for the first time face shock, frustration, and sometimes excitement at content parents had been posting about them since their birth   —  For several months, Cara has been working up the courage to approach her mom about what she saw on Instagram.
Feb 21, 2019, 2:20 AMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
A look at the challenges of online grocery shopping in US, where 22% of apparel sales and 30% of electronics sales happen online versus just 3% of grocery sales   —  We shop online for almost everything.  Why not food?  —  Nearly 30 years ago, when just 15 percent of Americans had a computer …
Feb 11, 2019, 8:00 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Amazon now has 288M sq. ft. of warehouses, offices, retail stores, and data centers; all retail adds up to less than 20M sq. ft. and all of AWS uses 10M sq. ft.   —  Amazon's origin story is firmly embedded in the chunky-sweatered dorkiness of the late-1990s dot-com boom.
Feb 10, 2019, 12:45 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
A dozen Harvard students and faculty reflect on Facebook's early days, how the platform worked, and how it made them feel as its first users   —  There was a time when Facebook was small.  After all, it only existed in one place on Earth: Harvard University, where Mark Zuckerberg was a sophomore.
Feb 4, 2019, 10:50 PMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
How resellers are making money from Amazon returns via liquidation sites, like Liquidity Services, which has 3M+ users and generated $626.4M in sales last year   —  With a couple hundred dollars and a few minutes, you could go to a liquidation website right now and buy a pallet full of stuff that people have returned to Amazon.
Jan 25, 2019, 12:55 PMIn context

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