👓 Yelp craters as much as 32% as advertisers abandon the site | CNBC

Read Yelp craters as much as 32% as advertisers abandon the site by Sara Salinas (CNBC)
Friday's plunge sends Yelp to a 52-week low and makes for the stock's worst day of trading since going public in 2012.
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👓 How Mueller Could Defend the Russia Investigation From Interference | The Atlantic

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The special counsel could find recourse in the courts if the new acting attorney general tries to chip away at his work.
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👓 Photos Show Scores of Uncounted Ballots in Opa-locka Mail Center | Miami New Times

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Miami-Dade County announced today it has finished counting votes for the 2018 election. But photos obtained by New Times show scores of mail-in ballots sitting inside an Opa-locka mail distribution center — the same center that was evacuated last month after alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc's pipe bombs passed through the facility.
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👓 Our book launch was botched and it’s been crazy at work trying to fix it | Signal V. Noise

Read Our book launch was botched and it’s been crazy at work trying to fix it by DHH DHH (Signal v. Noise)
I’m trying to remember when it was last this crazy at work. Before we spent a month fighting poor planning and terrible execution on the publication of our new book It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work. Was it when we got DDoS’ed over two days and were fighting to keep Basecamp on the internet? Was it when we touched the third rail and spoke about customer data in public? Or do we have to go all the way back to the early days when Basecamp went down whenever I, as the only technical person at the time, would get on an airplane?

A bizarre story of publishing what might have otherwise been a bestseller.

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👓 Exclusive: Trump loyalist Matthew Whitaker was counseling the White House on investigating Clinton | Vox

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Whitaker advised the president on launching a new special counsel while working as chief of staff for Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

👓 Trump Falsely Claims Not To Know The Man He Hand-Picked As Acting Attorney General | NPR

Read Trump Falsely Claims Not To Know The Man He Hand-Picked As Acting Attorney General by Scott HorsleyScott Horsley (NPR)
Trump, who has frequently dismissed that probe as a "witch hunt," feigned ignorance of Whitaker's background. "I don't know Matt Whitaker," Trump told reporters on Friday as he left the White House for a trip to Paris. "Matt Whitaker worked for Jeff Sessions. And he was always extremely highly thought of and he still is. But I didn't know Matt Whitaker."
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👓 Start with the spark, not the fire | Ben Werdmüller

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Your vision can be a raging fire that might change the world. But you can't have a fire without a spark that takes hold. So, I learned not to let go of that vision, but to take my head out of the clouds and bring myself down to earth. It's easy to have a big, romantic notion; it's much harder to put the actual nuts and bolts together to get a real venture off the ground. To do that effectively, you have to find: the real people you want to serve, get to know them personally and gain really unique insights about their needs, and then build the smallest possible thing that will meet those needs.
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👓 Pigeonholes, engineers, and writers | Ben Werdmüller

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I've always envied people who have built a career around one particular skill. Career engineers, for example, have had the luxury on going deep on that one set of skills, honing their understanding of algorithms, toolsets, protocols and approaches for years. Often, they have a real love of these und...
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👓 It’s time for a new branch of public media | Ben Werdmüller

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President Lyndon B Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act in 1967, which established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Previously, an independent public broadcaster had been established through grants by the Ford Foundation, but Ford began to withdraw its support. Here's what he said: "It...
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👓 Meeting subscribers where they’re at | Ben Werdmüller

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Yesterday I upgraded my laptop to OSX Mojave. Among the improvements: a desktop version of the iOS news app, which is slick. I checked into it a few times yesterday, and I expect I will again today. Under the hood, it's a highly-curated feed reader. There's a proprietary API, but a lot of content is...
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📗 Started reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

📗 Started reading Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

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👓 Opinion | Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional | New York Times

Read Opinion | Trump’s Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional (nytimes.com)
The president is evading the requirement to seek the Senate’s advice and consent for the nation’s chief law enforcement officer and the person who will oversee the Mueller investigation.
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👓 About | Data & Society

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Data & Society is a research institute in New York City that is focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric and automated technologies. The issues that Data & Society seeks to address are complex. The same innovative technologies and sociotechnical practices that are reconfiguring society – enabling novel modes of interaction, new opportunities for knowledge, and disruptive business paradigms – can be abused to invade people’s privacy, provide new tools of discrimination, and harm individuals and communities.
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👓 Google, the Social Silos and the Web Traffic Future | Brad Enslen

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The video below is of interest to SEO’s, webmaster’s trying to create their own informational websites, and the Indieweb.  The video, featuring Rand Fishkin, is 32 minutes long but packs a lot of current information.  I agree with Rand through the first 2/3rds of the video where he is making h...

Some interesting things to think about here with respect to the future of the web.

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