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Jack Yan (甄爵恩) @jackyan@mastodon.social

How Google News ranks you, and yes, it favours larger, establishment players. It’s harder to be an independent nowadays. theguardian.com/technology/201

Google News still will not rank based on merit. It’s another tool of the establishment. Finding this is very true again with an article I penned over the weekend on Lorraine Downes’s new book—I scooped the mainstream, yet those are the sources Google focuses on.


@ricmac Happy anniversary to RWW last week—15 years!

Ariel Sharon: It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonialization, or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands.

Bowled over! Los Angeles Times’ food editor Amy Scattergood meets with Elyse Glickman to discuss why food festivals need to evolve to provide everybody a seat at the table

lucire.com/2018/0422ll0.shtml #LAFoodBowl

Went to #Hidcote today to see a phenomenal #garden that was maintained, funded, and expanded by six remarkable women in the early 1900s. 🌹🌱👒

Unfortunately, the #NationalTrust don't have any of their info on the website. 😒

1) box of wee #cacti
2) tulips and hyacinths
3) view from the potting shed

#plants #photography #flowers

@adamk678 Thank you, Adam, that’s very helpful!

RT @ItsMeCathi@twitter.com: Why aren't people raising Hell because Net Neutrality ends in four days on April 23? We need just one more vote in the senate to deny the end of it. We CANNOT let this quietly end without a fight!

Retweet to get trending before it's too late!


@Mainebot I’m so sorry to hear you were laid off. I used to have a magazine column (1996–2010). In January all the columnists were sent a mass email saying we were being let go. I know how that feels. I was the longest-serving but that was the end.

According to the other half, meditation helps her catch which thoughts are just that (things you cannot control and needn’t worry about) and which are “action points”. Apparently it really helps her.

How does one block certain instances from showing up in the federated timeline? Adding the @ and instance name doesn’t do it for me. (Just don’t need to see personal ads, though of course I’m happy for those users to speak freely on their accounts.)

Mastodon looks so much better loading my system browser fonts rather than theirs.

CIA, journalism, censorship Show more

Just because you're being careful on Facebook doesn't mean everybody else is. https://t.co/KCMoBfTIvD

@Mainebot My gf has something similar with thoughts in her head affecting sleep. Part of it is getting new habits so writing could be helpful. I did that in the late-1990s and early 2000s when that was happening to me.

She also sometimes meditates in the morning and reduces screen time in the evenings. Since then she’s been getting a pretty decent eight to nine hours.

Google even has a record of the pages you read in incognito mode. Printed, the stack of paper it gets on you every two weeks measures 7 ft 9 in. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5

Harvesting user data, Google Show more

@Mainebot For me, I usually wake up a bit more refreshed from them (I realize not everyone does). I get tired with the dreamless sleep and these days I seem to have more of those. 🙁 I wonder if there’s a way to reduce them in your case, e.g. meditating during the day? (Throwing it out there.)