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  • Just realized that social media is a very different and probably more addicting experience to people with massive followings. When you get likes and comments on everything you post, the temptation to publish every mildly interesting thought that occurs to you must be strong.

  • TIL that you can follow Medium users via RSS:

    To access a user's feed, add /feed/ before their username:

    How long do you think that's gonna last?

  • Behind (what author Justin Searls acknowledges is) a clickbaity title, some truly out-of-the-box thinking on how to get us out of notification hell.

  • Dave Winer on tweetstorms πŸ’¬

    If you have something worth saying that requires more than a single tweet, as a reader I will feel more respected if you write it in a blog post, and refine it so it's easy to figure out what your point is. There still is a cacaphony of people wanting attention, more all the time, and it might be that more people will see your tweets, but I think more people will comprehend your thinking if you write it, as opposed to tweeting it.

  • Coraline Ada Ehmke on hiring πŸ’¬

    I suggested that if we reached the final round of hiring without any viable women or minorities in the selection pool, we should take this as an indication that we had not done a good job at outreach. We would start the recruiting process over, and try harder to attract diverse candidates.

  • All websites really need to stop breaking command-click to open in a new tab, but especially online shopping websites. Especially ones that are trying to sell to millennials. I'm talking to you, Athleta.

  • Defunctland continues to amaze me with its history of the totally insane New Jersey water park, Action Park.

  • TIL that "data lakes" are a thing. πŸ™„

  • Machine Behavior Needs to Be an Academic Discipline πŸ”—

  • This report from Deloitte about covering in the workplace is a must-read. Covering is when people hide or downplay certain aspects of their identity because they feel pressure to do so. Examples of covering:

    1. When a mother avoids mentioning her children so that people don't question her dedication to her job.
    2. When a black woman feels she must straighten her hair for work to avoid unwanted comments.
    3. When a non-drinker avoids social events so they won't get called out for not drinking alcohol.

    I knew about these pressures, but I did not know the term "covering". Knowing a word that encompasses all of these scenarios is illuminating, because it shows how they are similar.