“The cost of less content is the gain of more helpful and constructive content.” How Nextdoor changed their reporting system to make it harder for racists to profile on their neighborhood’s message board.
I think that a Twitter bot like @horse_ebooks probably has limited utility for organizers. But what the hell do I know? Plus, we talked Facebook bots last issue, and I never want to leave Twitter out.
“One of the most important things Black Lives Matter did…is they sort of helped a wide swath of America, not just black people, to see what’s going on not as a set of isolated incidents, but as a repeating pattern. Then you begin to see individual events as part of an ongoing pattern of injustice.” On how #blacklivesmatter went viral and made it socially acceptable to tweet about race. (You know, for people who don’t tweet about it daily already.)
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
UberPool has been approved for use in WageWorks’ pre-tax transit buying, in New York City. Next up, Philly, Chicago & SF.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
Worried about your organization’s data and other internet security? Here are a few steps to take to make you safer.
Color of Change, the ACLU and others just released this statement expressing concerns about the use of predictive technologies in policing.
The Century Foundation has a new report exploring the potential impact of a $15 national minimum wage on food insecurity. (Spoiler alert: people will have more food.)
Friend-o’-the-blog Sarah Jaffe has a new book out—here are all the places you can see her & buy it!
Will robot soccer players be subject to dramatic, possibly fake injuries too?
This is a pretty amazing effort by three women to engage frequent business travelers in fighting sexual trafficking, by taking pictures of their hotel rooms.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Is moving to unlimited vacation a bad plan, management-wise?
Uber is referring drivers to Stride Health, to use an app that tracks their work-related expenses (you know, those things that employers cover for those of us who have jobs). Stride Health wants to help, because they’re trying to sell drivers health insurance.
Walmart is laying off 7,000 workers due to increased productivity and automation—but it’s not the workers you might think it would be.
Amazon is moving some of their technical teams to a 30-hour workweek (at 75% pay).