Where to Blog – monkbent.net
— Read on monkbent.net/where-to-blog/
Chalk another one up to the “Man I wish I’d thought of that first” column.
Slack is partnering with Amazon in a multi-year agreement that means all Amazon employees will start to use Slack. The deal comes just as Slack faces increased competition from Microsoft Teams, and it will also see Slack migrate its voice and video calling features over to Amazon’s Chime platform alongside a broader adoption of Amazon Web Services (AWS).https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/4/21280829/slack-amazon-aws-partnership-amazon-chime-voice-video-calls
I always feel like stuff like this doesn’t always work out well for the smaller fish.
After nearly two decades of effort, Elon Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX, successfully launched its first two people into orbit, ushering in a new age of human spaceflight in the United States. The flight marked the first time astronauts have launched into orbit from American soil in nearly a decade, and SpaceX is now the first company to send passengers to orbit on a privately made vehicle.From The Verge
Those suits look super spiffy too.
A Facebook Inc. team had a blunt message for senior executives. The company’s algorithms weren’t bringing people together. They were driving people apart.https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-knows-it-encourages-division-top-executives-nixed-solutions-11590507499
“Our algorithms exploit the human brain’s attraction to divisiveness,” read a slide from a 2018 presentation. “If left unchecked,” it warned, Facebook would feed users “more and more divisive content in an effort to gain user attention & increase time on the platform.”
That presentation went to the heart of a question dogging Facebook almost since its founding: Does its platform aggravate polarization and tribal behavior?
The answer it found, in some cases, was yes.
How shocking. Really. I’m shocked. Completely.
Mr. Zuckerberg and other senior executives largely shelved the basic research, according to previously unreported internal documents and people familiar with the effort, and weakened or blocked efforts to apply its conclusions to Facebook products.
Again, shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
An earthquake hits and she’s all, “We’re fine, I’m not under any hanging lights, I look like I’m in a structurally sound place.”
Gotta admire the class!
There will — though we can’t see it now — be an end to this crisis. And that is perhaps the most important analog lesson of this terrible moment: There is always an end. The crisis will end. And, eventually, all of our lives will come to pass.
Those of us with great jobs, savings and solid health care coverage have had an easier time during the crisis than those who struggle every day with financial and mental health challenges, and worse.
But we all share in life’s fragility. We’re all being reminded again that life is capricious, for every one of us, and that it can change and be done whenever it chooses and without warning.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/opinion/coronavirus-family.html
I love it when Kara Swisher turns introspective and evocative.
I truly wish I’d thought of this.
Quinn makes some good points, many of which I agree with, some that don’t really affect me. Preaching to the choir where I’m concerned.
Researchers claim new internet speed record of 44.2 Tbps https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/22/21267321/broadband-internet-speed-record-australia-researchers-micro-comb-fiber
Let’s go, Comcast.
I mean, you still don’t have affordable gigabit to my area but shoot, a guy can dream.