How the superrich are scheming to get the vaccine before you

After spending years trying to figure out how to guard against falsehoods on its platform, Twitter is turning to its users for help—and yes, that ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
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After spending years trying to figure out how to guard against falsehoods on its platform, Twitter is turning to its users for help—and yes, that means you.

With the pilot launch of a new feature called Birdwatch, Twitter users will be able to identify tweets with lies or misleading information and write a note that provides missing context. It’s the same idea behind Wikipedia. But in doing so, Twitter will face a battery of obstacles, from bias to harassment to the fundamental challenge of asking people for free labor—many of which may be insurmountable.

However, if Twitter is able to adequately address these problems, it may have finally figured out a better way to scale up fact-checking online. Read more here.

Katharine Schwab
 
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Twitter wants your help fighting falsehoods. It’s risky, but it just might work

With Birdwatch, Twitter taps a new old weapon against misinformation—the crowd. But as any grizzled internet veteran knows, the company faces serious hurdles.

 
architecture
Sprawl ruined Silicon Valley. Can world-class architecture fix it?

A development in downtown San Jose will feature five new or renovated buildings by star architects Kengo Kuma and Associates, Bjarke Ingels Group, Studio Gang, and James K.M. Cheng Architects.

 
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West Virginia has a simple system that avoids wasting vaccine doses

Instead of people hanging around outside of pharmacies waiting for a lucky shot, the state’s system alerts people nearby when leftover doses are available.

 
 
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Connect with your inner entrepreneur. Watch The White Tiger. Out now on Netflix!
The ambitious driver for a rich Indian family uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur. Based on the bestselling novel. Watch it here.
 
 
coronavirus
How the superrich are scheming to get the vaccine before you

As the U.S. continues its fraught vaccine rollout, orderly, fair, and ethical distribution remains a moving target.

 
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Too many browser tabs? Vivaldi’s new stacking feature is a game changer

Vivaldi is now offering two rows of tabs—and it’s a genius way to manage lots of web pages.

 
impact
This Finnish city just launched the world’s first urban ski-sharing program

When it snows in the city of Lahti, you can borrow some skis for a a quick cross-country ski trip to the store.

 
tech
Amid the pandemic’s mental health bump, this startup is worth more than $2B

Lyra Health, a mental health care provider of both telehealth services and in-person counseling, is quickly becoming a Silicon Valley darling.

 
work life
4 simple steps for negotiating a higher salary

Even after a tough economic year, you still have a right to negotiate, and be compensated fairly for your work.

 
impact
When you’re done with these skincare products, you return the empty packaging to be reused

Ace of Air, from former Revlon CMO Stephanie Stahl and supermodel Petra Nemcova, is trying to tackle the problem of plastic waste in the beauty industry.

 
co.design
Three years after Kate Spade’s tragic suicide, her best friend is keeping her legacy alive

Frances Valentine was started by the iconic designer and her best friend, Elyce Arons. Today, Arons is growing the brand and keeping Spade’s memory alive.

 
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Why all DVD commentary tracks should be available as podcasts

With Hulu dipping a toe into the world of commentary tracks, it’s about time we explored new possibilities.

 
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How Thrive became the leading Amazon alternative for affordable, organic groceries

With a B-Corp certification and a growing line of private-label organic products, Thrive Market has become the grocery delivery service of choice for people looking to ditch their Amazon addiction.

 
 
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Applications are now open for the 2021 Innovation by Design Awards
The 2021 Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The competition, now in its 10th year, has featured a cross section of blue-chip companies, scruffy startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry.

There are 37 categories, and the judges include renowned designers, business leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, and Fast Company’s own writers and editors. 
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NEWS
Apple’s next big privacy feature: What you need to know
Just in time for Data Privacy Day, which is today, Apple has revealed when it’s going to release its next big privacy feature. 
The new feature is called App Tracking Transparency (ATT). Originally previewed last year, ATT will give iPhone and iPad users so much more control over how apps use their data. It's expected to be available to all users by early spring.
It will require apps that uses third-party cross-app tracking to notify the user that they're doing so, and then give the user the chance to opt out. 
Major platforms that rely on ad targeting, notably Facebook, have been openly critical of Apple’s new privacy features.
 
 
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