I’ve read about Snapchat, Russian facial recognition, and Chinas internet propaganda. I thought you might be interested.
China’s internet propaganda is more subtle and sophisticated than it ever has been – “The party’s goal is not to inspire deep love of China or hatred for its enemies. It instead aims to prevent, or at least break up, any widespread anti-party consensus among the public.”
My Little Sister Taught Me How To “Snapchat Like The Teens” – “I would watch in awe as she flipped through her snaps, opening and responding to each one in less than a second with a quick selfie face. She answered all 40 of her friends’ snaps in under a minute.”
How Russia’s New Facial Recognition App Could End Anonymity – “Eric Schmidt referred to facial recognition as “the only technology Google has built and, after looking at it, we decided to stop.””
Generalists Get Better Job Offers Than Specialists – “[…] exposure to many things has real value. At the undergraduate level and in other professional programs, diverse skills are probably better than a specialized focus.”