Monthly Archive: May 2017

You couldn’t make it up—though given how bizarre the …

You couldn’t make it up—though given how bizarre the real news has been, why would you even try? The Trump Presidency Falls Apart: After an extraordinary 10 days, the tenure of the chief executive may have deteriorated beyond his ability to repair it. – The Atlantic (17.5.2017) (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

On May 15, Politico published a story about Trump’s …

On May 15, Politico published a story about Trump’s news consumption that indicated his staffers were routinely passing him fake news stories, both to manipulate him and out of fear that giving him real news might upset him. olitico also said Trump was unable to tell real news from fake, falling for a photoshopped Time cover before his staff intervened to tell him it was forged. The Trump Presidency Falls Apart: After an extraordinary 10 days, the tenure of the chief executive may have deteriorated beyond his ability to repair it. – The Atlantic (17.5.2017) (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

People generally don’t like losing things that they have. …

People generally don’t like losing things that they have. When a resource is provided to them as a default—even something as trivial as a pen—people tend to be unwilling to part with it. As a consequence, the least amount of money they are willing to accept to give it up is often much greater than the amount that they would be willing to pay to purchase the same item. Daniel Kahneman (via Recline and fall: Who owns the space between reclining airline seats? | The Economist) (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

Around 580,000 respondents in 35 countries were asked the …

Around 580,000 respondents in 35 countries were asked the question: Would you actively participate in large-scale uprising against the generation in power if it happened in the next days or months? More than half of 18- to 34-year-olds said yes. Europe’s youth don’t care to vote—but they’re ready to join a mass revolt — Quartz (via fefe) (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

According to the report, the selling point of this …

According to the report, the selling point of this 2017 document is that Facebook’s algorithms can determine, and allow advertisers to pinpoint, “moments when young people need a confidence boost.” If that phrase isn’t clear enough, Facebook’s document offers a litany of teen emotional states that the company claims it can estimate based on how teens use the service, including “worthless,” “insecure,” “defeated,” “anxious,” “silly,” “useless,” “stupid,” “overwhelmed,” “stressed,” and “a failure.” Report: Facebook helped advertisers target teens who feel “worthless” [Updated] | Ars Technica (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)