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The internet is designed for corporations, not people

Urban spaces are often designed to be subtly hostile to certain uses. Think about, for example, the seat partitions on bus terminal benches that make it harder for the homeless to sleep there or the decorative leaves on railings ...

dateApr 27, 2018 in Internet
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The surprising academic origins of memes

There's never a dull moment on the internet, and that's got a lot to do with the fact that the content shared online is constantly changing – thanks in part to the creativity of users who remix, parody or caption popular ...

dateFeb 13, 2018 in Social Sciences
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Music really is a universal language

Every culture enjoys music and song, and those songs serve many different purposes: accompanying a dance, soothing an infant, or expressing love. Now, after analyzing recordings from all around the world, researchers reporting ...

dateJan 25, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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China probes social media platforms for 'obscenity'

China has launched probes into three of its largest social networking platforms over the suspected dissemination of violence and obscenity—the latest move aimed at sanitising the country's increasingly closed-off internet.

dateAug 11, 2017 in Internet
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