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The decision to include the 'trending' UI is an editorial decision, they should either do a better job deciding what to promote, or stop doing it, because right now it's promoting Anti-vax BS. It's not as bad as TikTok, but that's a very low bar.
So that's cool, but kinda weird, maybe the high cost of labor means many opportunities for new technologies? Maybe lots of things that can be offered remote now?
Having seen one recent global pandemic, it's hard not to feel a little jumpy about new diseases spreading quickly. At least for this one we have a vaccine ready to go.
Don't worry, the middle seat was empty.
• Short thread on status of China's Real Estate meltdown, reminiscent of the 2007 housing crash in the US. One thing that seems different is that much of the issue is units that aren't even built yet. If I understand correctly, homebuyers are refusing to continue to pay mortgages for Apartments that aren't yet fully constructed.
• Thread about solutions to Ukraine's ammunition shortage, suggests we maybe shouldn't have unilaterally stopped making cluster munitions while China and Russia continue to produce them.
• Yesterday I shared a thread about experiments with mindfulness totally failing, to make up for it, here's a thread about two experiments in teaching kids about having a 'Growth Mindset', it was quite effective.