THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE

Aug 26

laughingsquid:

Acorns, An App for Easily Investing Spare Change Into a Diversified Portfolio

laughingsquid:

Acorns, An App for Easily Investing Spare Change Into a Diversified Portfolio

The New York Times - How Social Media Silences Debate -

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The Internet might be a useful tool for activists and organizers, in episodes from the Arab Spring to the Ice Bucket Challenge. But over all, it has diminished rather than enhanced political participation, according to new data.

Social media, like Twitter and Facebook, has the effect of tamping down diversity of opinion and stifling debate about public affairs. It makes people less likely to voice opinions, particularly when they think their views differ from those of their friends, according to a report published Tuesday by researchers at Pew Research Center and Rutgers University.

The researchers also found that those who use social media regularly are more reluctant to express dissenting views in the offline world.

The Internet, it seems, is contributing to the polarization of America, as people surround themselves with people who think like them and hesitate to say anything different. Internet companies magnify the effect, by tweaking their algorithms to show us more content from people who are similar to us.

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Aug 25

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mentalflossr:

How Much Is $100 Really Worth in Each State?

mentalflossr:

How Much Is $100 Really Worth in Each State?

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Aug 24

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Picture of the longest Solar Eclipse we observed so far. It lasted up to six minutes and 39 seconds, a duration that will not be surpassed until 2132.http://best-of-imgur.tumblr.com

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Picture of the longest Solar Eclipse we observed so far. It lasted up to six minutes and 39 seconds, a duration that will not be surpassed until 2132.
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Aug 22

dirku:

dbsharpy:

I hate time travel

i love and fear the concept of time travel

dirku:

dbsharpy:

I hate time travel

i love and fear the concept of time travel

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Aug 21

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