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Friday, July 10 2020

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

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In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before...

Generation Z Is Already Bored by the Internet

Teenagers today have unprecedented access to technology, and yet many report that they’ve never been so bored. There is a notion among older people that teens, with their smartphones and...

The hype machine: Streetwear and the business of scarcity

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Streetwear brands are using scarcity and social media hype to supercharge the traditional supply-and-demand model – and fuelling a remarkably lucrative resale industry in the process....    READ MORE HERE

Google Chrome’s now blocks dodgy ads by default. Which is great for Google

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Chrome's ad blocker launches today. It's aim? To clear the web of annoying adverts. In reality it may help to grow Google's ad revenue further Online advertising is broken. Pop-ups...

The Chrome Extensions the WIRED Staff Can’t Live Without

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Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the add-ons that elevate it from good...

17 People Who Changed the Internet

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In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, created one of the first commercially successful personal computers. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to...

Instravel, A Fascinating Compilation of Selfies

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While traveling in Italy, videographer OliverKMIA went to get a photo of himself posing in front of the Trevi Fountain, a popular tourist destination in Rome, and found that...

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Living statues festival wows Romania’s capital

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Wait, did that statue really move? It may have been the question many people asked while taking a walk in Bucharest over the past week, during...