Universal Basic Income is older than you think. Its time has come at last.MASHABLE.COM — Give a Buck is Mashable’s deep dive into Universal Basic Income — an idea gaining currency in a time of pandemic and mass unemployment. Now more than ever, the future depends on whether we can pay the bills. In the darkest hour of the coronavirus pandemic, in the face of an expected 30 percent unemployment rate and a likely new Great Recession, income-supplementing programs are springing up everywhere.
Everything you need to know about universal basic incomeMASHABLE.COM — Give a Buck is Mashable’s deep dive into Universal Basic Income — an idea gaining currency in a time of pandemic and mass unemployment. Now more than ever, our future depends on whether we can pay the bills. What does the pope have in common with former presidential candidate Andrew Yang,…
10 excellent platforms for building mobile appsMASHABLE.COM — If you’ve ever wanted to build an app after thinking up a brilliant idea, you’re in the right place. Sure, the fear of coding can push you to not act on building your own app or to put off looking for the best app building software. Well, the good news is that it’s easier than ever to enter the mobile app market — no coding knowledge or experience required.
How to train Amazon’s Alexa to recognize your voiceMASHABLE.COM — Does your Amazon Echo often misunderstand your questions and commands? Do you live in a household with other Amazon Echo users, making it difficult for Alexa to figure out who is speaking? If so, there’s a solution. You can train Alexa to recognize you by creating a voice profile. After you set up your profile, Alexa can call you by your name and deliver personalized results based on your voice.
Lysol, the CDC, and even Burger King warn not to drink bleach after Trump’s commentsMASHABLE.COM — After the president’s suggestion that ingesting cleaning products or applying a “very powerful light” to the body to kill the coronavirus, Lysol, the Centers for Disease Control, lawmakers, doctors, and Twitter users warned people not to do so. . “I see the disinfectant where it knocks [the coronavirus] out in a minute, one minute,” Trump said during the daily White House coronavirus briefing on Thursday.
These Mental Habits Help Resilient People Handle Stay-at-Home OrdersINC.COM — The current pandemic is taking an emotional toll on just about everyone. Most of us have been cut off from our workplaces and friends, and in some cases our families and our livelihoods. Too many of us have lost loved ones. All of us have lost whatever certainty we had about the future. . Although the coronavirus is an unprecedented event in our lifetimes, we have seen large societal crises in the past — 9/11 and SARS, to name just two examples.
Twitter updates misinformation rules again to fight 5G coronavirus truthersMASHABLE.COM — On Wednesday Twitter added new details to their regularly-updated guidance on information safety during the coronavirus pandemic, with new rules aimed squarely at conspiracy theories about 5G and COVID-19. Unverified claims that incite people to action, could lead to the destruction or damage of critical infrastructure, or could lead to widespread panic, social unrest, or large-scale disorder, such as “The National Guard just announced that no more shipments of food will be arriving for two months — run to the grocery store ASAP and buy everything” or “5G causes coronavirus — go destroy the cell towers in your neighborhood!
MigVax raises $12M for its COVID-19 vaccine effortsTECHCRUNCH.COM — Worldwide, there are numerous efforts underway to create a vaccine for COVID-19. Without one, we are likely to see some form of social distancing in place for the foreseeable future. And experts like Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, think it’ll take at least a year before we’ll have a vaccine that can be approved for public use.
Urban tech is a $65 billion industry. Here’s how COVID-19 could upend itFASTCOMPANY.COM — Another big winner is urban informatics. Technology has been, and will continue to be, key to monitoring hot spots and tracking people with the virus. Temperature readings from Kinsa’s digital thermometers were used to identify hot spots in the United States early on. Cellphones in South Korea vibrate with emergency alerts whenever new cases are discovered.
Content Marketing KPIs: Which Ones Should You Track? [Infographic]SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Are you tracking the right digital marketing metrics in alignment with your brand goals? Are your online results linked to your bottom-line performance – i.the actual sales made and revenue generated as a result? If you’re not connecting the right dots, then all the Instagram Likes in the world won’t matter – you need to ensure that you’re aiming for the right targets if you want to maximize business benefit.
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