It’s Friday. To celebrate (and like we do every Friday), here are our Top 10 finds for this past week.
This batch is a good one.
- Recycling Plants Are Catching On Fire, And Lithium-Ion Batteries Are To Blame (The Verge)
There are places to recycle these batteries, but obviously not enough people know about them. Maybe municipalities should get into the act and setup recycling bins in their towns.
- The Verge 2020 Tech Survey (The Verge)
This is a very interesting survey that shows how the public view tech and especially the big players in tech, like Facebook, Google, et al.
- February 2020 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report (Facebook)
Facebook appears to be trying to stop misinformation, per this report on their corporate site? Yet they still give mixed messages when it comes to the 2020 U.S. presidential elections.
- YouTube has nearly halved the number of conspiracy theory videos it recommends (MIT Technology Review)
Google-owned, Youtube is doing its best to combat conspiracy theories on the video sharing site. But is it too hard of a game of wack-a-mole?
- Tech sector growth isn’t reaching beyond the usual tech hubs (Axios)
Being based just outside of Philadelphia, I’ve seen first hand how slow tech growth is happening outside of the usual tech-sectors. Philly has a tech ecosystem, do many of the suburbs surrounding it. But is it enough? Probably not.
- The Coronavirus Is Forcing Techies To Work From Home. Some May Never Go Back To The Office. (Buzzfeed News)
I’m not going to lie, Covid19 is pretty freaky. This virus might actually reshape how we as a society work. It will definitely be worth watching.
- This is the mindset change you need to make when networking (Fast Company)
I’m a big fan of networking. This piece in Fast Company solidifies my approach. Networking IS NOT about the instant or quick sale. It’s about connections and helping each other. Build a relationship with those you meet. Give before you ask. Okay I’m off my soap box.
- Twitter Is Finally Doing Stories (Buzzfeed News)
Twitter finally joined the stories revolution. They are indeed late to the game. But if you’re in Brazil and rocking an iOS device, you can have first dibs on trying Twitter Fleets. Will it catch on? Only time will tell.
- TCL’s new foldable and rollable concepts imagine a wild future of phones (The Verge)
Foldable smartphones are the new rage. I for one prefer my brick to anything folding, but now TCL is introducing a tri-fold smartphone. I guess, why not.
- Facebook doubles down on removing coronavirus conspiracy theories (Recode)
There is so much FUD out there about Covid19. And most of it is being disseminated via social media and networks like Facebook. This is a good start to quashing the misinformation and quelling panic.
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