Facebook just sent a chill over every digital news organization | Quartz

Facebook just sent a chill over every digital news organization | Quartz Alice Truong, Quartz: Today (June 29), the world’s largest social network announced a change to its news feed algorithm that will show its 1.65 billion monthly active users more posts from friends and family. The tweak also means that articles posted by news…

The New York Times: The Reality Behind Singlish

The New York Times: The Reality Behind Singlish In response to an opinion by Gwee Li Sui: Do You Speak Singlish? Li Lin Chang in a letter to The New York Times: Gwee Li Sui’s “Politics and the Singlish Language” (Opinion, May 13) makes light of the government’s efforts to promote the mastery of standard…

The Guardian: Persuading Britain to spend billions on Trident is like convincing a tramp to buy a bazooka

The Guardian: Persuading Britain to spend billions on Trident is like convincing a tramp to buy a bazooka Background on the Trident debate. Frankie Boyle with a commentary in The Guardian: As for the supposed threat of North Korea, with their current missile delivery technology it would take years for them to save up for…

Bloomberg: Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit

Bloomberg: Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Characters Sarah Frier reporting for Bloomberg: The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who…

I Worshipped ‘Seinfeld’ at a George Costanza-Themed Bar | MUNCHIES

I Worshipped ‘Seinfeld’ at a George Costanza-Themed Bar | MUNCHIES. The concept revolving around George—in some ways, the very embodiment of lovable mediocrity—would be lost in anything too spectacular. There’s a new bar in Fitzroy, Melbourne that sounds absolutely lovely in concept and offerings. I’m not much of a Seinfeld fan, but this sounds like…

Spotlight on Bavaria | Monocle

Spotlight on Bavaria | Monocle Monocle worked with Invest in Bavaria for piece about the investment opportunities in the German city. Marketing messages aside, I did take note of some points the video brought up regarding what a forward-thinking and constantly innovating city makes. Dr. Wolfgang Hübschle, Executive Director, Invest in Bavaria: If you’re in…

Shangri-La shooting: Trio missed a turn on way to Orchard Towers, Coroner’s Inquiry finds | TODAYonline

Shangri-La shooting: Trio missed a turn on way to Orchard Towers, Coroner’s Inquiry finds | TODAYonline. Evidence given by the witnesses — including the Gurkha officers, the two passengers in Mohamed Taufik’s car, and a taxi driver — also pointed to the gunshots being fired after Mohamed Taufik’s car had crashed through concrete barriers at…

Anatomy of a Crushing | Daring Fireball

Anatomy of a Crushing | Daring Fireball. John Gruber quoting Marciej Ceglowski (Pinboard, Founder) on his blog, Daring Fireball in 2011: If Pinboard were not a paid service, we could not have stayed up on December 16, and I would have been forced to either seek outside funding or close signups. Instead, I was immediately…

Behind the Lens: 2015 Year in Photographs | The White House on Medium

Behind the Lens: 2015 Year in Photographs | The White House on Medium. Some of these photographs are stunning, and more importantly, they each tell a story. This could be one of the most fascinating jobs that I can think of.

Ozzy Osbourne Remembers Lemmy: ‘He Was My Hero’ | Rolling Stone

Ozzy Osbourne Remembers Lemmy: ‘He Was My Hero’ | Rolling Stone If you’re a fan of Motörhead, you might still be thinking of or mourning at the passing of frontman, Lemmy Kilmister. I’m not too educated on the way Lemmy chose to live his life, but I always felt that his music did the talking.…