After Naomi Osaka hit a backhand winner on match point to defeat Patricia Maria Țig in the first round of the French Open, on Sunday, she smiled as she lowered her head, and then tugged her gray visor down. These were familiar gestures; I’ve seen her half-hide her smile countless times. The following day, after… Read More Naomi Osaka’s Complicated Withdrawal from the French Open
The social network’s tone has long reflected corporate America: staid, monolithic, white. Now Black users are speaking up — and saying the site is limiting their voice. One day in September, Elizabeth Leiba opened the LinkedIn app and saw a post by Aaisha Joseph, a diversity consultant with nearly 16,000 followers on the platform. “Ima… Read More Black LinkedIn Is Thriving. Does LinkedIn Have a Problem With That?
Facebook said that the top 100 spenders contributed 16 percent of its $18.7 billion in revenue in the second quarter, which ended on June 30. During the first three weeks of July, Facebook said, overall ad revenue grew 10 percent over last year, a rate the company expects to continue for the full quarter. The… Read More More Than 1,000 Companies Boycotted Facebook. Did It Work?
What would Instagram be like if people couldn’t see how many likes fellow users’ posts receive? Less competitive, less pressurized and more personal, Instagram surmises. The social media platform, which began testing that theory in May in Canada, this week expanded the experiment to include Instagram users in six more countries. As part of the… Read More Instagram Is Hiding Likes. Will That Reduce Anxiety?
Cannabis has downsides, but speculation and fear should be replaced with the best evidence available. Are we underestimating the harms of legalizing marijuana? Those who hold this view have been in the news recently, saying that research shows we are moving too far too fast without understanding the damage. America is in the midst of… Read More The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks
It’s 2018, and you’re not very familiar with technology. Where do you start? While there are tons of gadgets and services out there vying for your attention and your dollars, there are a handful of “essential” technologies that are absolutely worth investing in, as they make your life easier in significant ways. Here’s your guide… Read More The beginner’s guide to technology in 2018: All of the essential gadgets and services actually worth your money
You probably already know that listening to music no longer requires trips to a music store, or purchasing individual songs or albums from iTunes to download to your computer. Today’s best music streaming services have millions of songs in their catalogs, offer personalized playlists, and feature exclusive internet radio shows and podcasts. But which should… Read More THE BEST MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE
After videos surfaced online of Kanye West’s cut pro-Trump speech during his Saturday Night Live performance, followed by a Twitter rant calling for the 13th amendment to be abolished, a Care2 petition calling on Adidas to cut ties with the rapper spiked to 26,000 signatures. The petition was initially created back in May after Ye spoke a slew of controversial… Read More Petition Calling for Adidas to Cut Ties With Kanye West Sees Spike in Signatures After Controversial Weekend
On the face of it, there’s nothing surprising about Instagram’s founders leaving six years after the company was sold. Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom’s tenures at Facebook were longer than that of most Facebook employees, where the average is 2.5 years. And Instagram has come a long way since Facebook bought it in April 2012… Read More Instagram Is Too Big Not to Mess With