Latest in Gear


Recommended Reading: Facebook moderator PTSD

The best long-form writing on technology and more on the web.
Billy Steele
06.23.19 in Internet

Sponsored Links


Bodies in seats
Casey Newton,
The Verge

The job of moderating toxic content on social media is a daunting task. It also takes a massive psychological toll on those doing it. The Verge has first-hand accounts from the worst-performing Facebook moderating site in North America. People who worked there describe dire working conditions, harassment and their struggles with PTSD.

The 33 best industrial albums of all time

I'm usually not a fan of "best of" lists, but this one caught my eye. If you're listen to bands like Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Coil and Ministry, this is a solid read. Even if you don't, it's a good opportunity to learn about the origins of the style and how it evolved.

Welcome to the era of branded engagements
Taylor Lorenz,
The Atlantic

You may have heard about a recent Instagram proposal that went viral. Turns out an influencer's "surprise adventure" was an elaborate marketing stunt.

How the music business can actually crack down on streaming fraud
Tim Ingham,
Rolling Stone

Fake streams are a real problem, and the music industry's new "Code of Best Practice" doesn't pledge to do very much. Music Business Worldwide's Tim Ingham has some ideas that will make a difference in a guest column for Rolling Stone.

First look: Inside Microsoft's plan to reboot its original Redmond campus
Nat Levy,

Microsoft first announced plans to revamp its massive Redmond campus in 2017, but now there's plans, models and images of how the revitalization will take shape.

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr