Why kids are so obsessed with TikTok, according to a social media expertFASTCOMPANY.COM — It’s also become a geopolitical football. Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, TikTok has been banned by India along with 58 other Chinese-owned apps in July in response to escalating border tensions between the two countries. The Trump administration issued an executive order banning TikTok and Chinese-owned messaging platform WeChat from engaging in transactions in the United States beginning on September 15.
‘Knives Out’ is the perfect movie to get into the autumn spiritMASHABLE.COM — Sweater Weather is coming, which means one thing: It’s time to watch Knives Out. With California hitting record-breaking temperatures this Labor Day weekend, autumn doesn’t feel quite as close as it typically does in September. But if you’re impatiently craving a brisk chill in the air, you can easily get in the fall mood by cozying up on the couch and watching Rian Johnson’s humorous murder mystery.
How one VC firm wound up with no-code startups as part of its investing thesisTECHCRUNCH.COM — Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. . Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Throughout all the chaos of 2020’s economic upheaval in the startup world, I’ve worked to pay more attention to low-code and no-code services.
How to escape your social media bubble before the electionMASHABLE.COM — Mashable’s series Algorithms explores the mysterious lines of code that increasingly control our lives — and our futures. You live in an online bubble. But, you’re not alone. We all live in an online filter bubble. Social media algorithms control much of what we see when we log into Facebook,…
How to ensure your online activism has an offline impactMASHABLE.COM — The Women’s March on Washington took place in January 2017 and boasted crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands. Its size belies its beginnings though: The largest single-day protest in U.history started with a Facebook post created by a grandmother in Hawaii. . To some, the march and its speedy rollout typified the unique for that social media affords us.
Peloton might expand its product lineup – TechCrunchTECHCRUNCH.COM — product lineup is both getting cheaper and more expensive, Nintendo announces a new retro device and Palantir reveals more about its governance plans. This is your Daily Crunch for September 2020. Peloton is preparing to add new products at both ends of its pricing range, according to a report in Bloomberg.
Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’THEATLANTIC.COM — Amy J. Rutenberg: What Trump’s draft deferments revealOn Memorial Day 2017, Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery, a short drive from the White House. He was accompanied on this visit by John Kelly, who was then the secretary of homeland security, and who would, a short time later, be named…
Beyond Zoom Etiquette: 21 Rules for Using Tech NowWSJ.COM — WHETHER YOU wanted to fit in or stand out in high school—be the influenced or the influencer—adhering to social norms was key to navigating and surviving the experience. The same applies to new technology today, where a failure to understand the shifting landscape (which recent studies suggest is…
Trump encourages North Carolina residents to vote twice to test mail-in systemNBCNEWS.COM — WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump suggested that people in North Carolina should vote twice in the November election, once by mail and once in-person, escalating his attempts to cast confusion and doubt on the validity of the results. “So let them send it in and let them go vote, and if their system’s as good as they say it is, then obviously they won’t be able to vote.
NFL paints ‘End Racism’ on its fields and no, this isn’t a jokeMASHABLE.COM — The move is especially ironic, as the NFL iced out San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racism in 2016. Kaepernick hasn’t played since his contract with the 49ers ended in 2017, and hasn’t been picked up by other teams in the league since.