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Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea
qz.com/1176962/map-how-the-wor

Ananas is another weird word. Almost all languages use a variation of the word ananas, only in English and Spanish they use a different word, pineapple and piña.

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howdy. i'm the sheriff of bad unicode support

From the founder of Mandrake, eelo, a Google-less Android.

"eelo is going to provide an alternative mobile operating system and associated web-services, including email, cloud storage, online office tools... eelo will be for everyone, with a better respect of his personal data privacy. eelo is an open source, and non-profit project in the public interest."

kickstarter.com/projects/29074

Former Facebook executive: "The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works."

youtu.be/PMotykw0SIk?t=21m22s

“It is undeniable that Tim Cook and Xi Jinping have a shared vision of the internet. Xi wants to be able to control all information and silence those who may threaten his leadership. Cook helps him with vast, unaccountable, implementation of censorship across Apple products,”

washingtonpost.com/news/worldv

/CC @aral

Smartphones are too complicated for the average people.

theguardian.com/technology/201

The system is not failing, technology is neutral. The people are failing to use it for the good.

So when you open Signal via the installed icon, the Signal app opens and Chrome opens at the same time?

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roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

Zuboff's Laws:
1. Everything that can be automated will be automated.
2. Everything that can be informated will be informated.
3. Every digital application that can be used for surveillance and control will be used for surveillance and control.