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via open.spotify.com/track/43rJQjd6zfyTP58TNI9JAi

Smartphone addiction explored in MGMT’s new TSLAMP (Time Spent Looking At My Phone)

Dig the song, MGMT being one of the indie pop bands to provide soundtrack for my college years. And Iโ€™m also fascinated by moments when pop culture addresses technological change. Future historians will enjoy for sure. Iโ€™m wondering where the hours went As Iโ€™m losing consciousness My sullen face is all aglow Time spent looking […]

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via thephiladelphiacitizen.org/the-beast/

We need more rich people like Todd Carmichael โ€“ Philly Citizen profile of La Colombe founder

Todd Carmichael has a vision and he doesnโ€™t care who knows it. Lots of fascinating details in here.

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via cjdd3b.github.io/nicar18-local-news/

Local news outlets showing in force at #NICAR18

Lots of cool projects here, thanks to Chase Davis for curating.

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via www.youtube.com/watch

Customizing the Future

Great talk by Automatticโ€™s Mel Choyce. Customizer is awesome!

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via replay.csail.mit.edu/recordings/819

Societal Effects of Technical Systems: Case Studies of Privacy and Fairness

Arvind Narayanan is one of the best privacy & tech academics out there right now. Really enjoyed this talk on how tech systems break down at society scale.

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via github.com/ghostery/ghostery-extension

Ghostery goes open source

Chrome extension repository featuring Ghostery React/Redux app. The Cliqz business model (monetizing the data as analytics and offering privacy-focused browser) is definitely preferred to AdBlock Plus (sell exemptions to big tech coโ€™s).

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Water, sand, and societal change

What do you know about fluid dynamics? I’ll be honest, my understand is lay at best. But what little I know is still instructive for understanding ~~SOCIETAL CHANGE~~.

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