It’s difficult to believe now, but there was a time when the internet was nowhere instead of everywhere. Before the social internet had mapped so completely onto our social lives that attempting to separate the two or call life away from the internet “real” became a ridiculous endeavor, online was where we went to escape, to be unseen, to be nowhere. When I started a LiveJournal in 2002, a few of my friends also had them, and more would eventually join. But the point of the thing, the real heartmeat of it, was the strangers there. When LiveJournal was the primary way I existed on the internet, what occupied my time was not my friends’ accounts of their days or their vague, passive-aggressive posts about the drama of which I was already aware. Rather, it was falling into a rabbit hole of total strangers’ personal confessions and vague dramas just as small and unimportant as those unfolding within my own friend group. But these were infinitely more … [Read more...] about The decline of Snapchat and the secret joy of internet ghost towns
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David Choi, provided by Published 10:12 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Alex Wong/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and a recent addition to President Donald Trump's legal team, said he was leaning toward postponing a possible interview between President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller. Giuliani cited national security concerns, such as the upcoming summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as one reason why the Mueller interview should be shelved for now. He wrote off the forthcoming Mueller-Trump interview as "bullsh--t." Citing national security concerns, Giuliani suggested that having Mueller interview Trump for his ongoing Russia investigation before the summit could have a negative impact and derail the progress in North Korea relations. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Apple Earnings Prove it's More Than Just iPhones Cheddar TV Sears CEO Eddie Lampert Pushing to Sell Kenmore, Real … [Read more...] about ‘The safety of the world is at stake’: Rudy Giuliani cites North Korea in dramatic rebuke of Mueller’s effort to interview Trump
By Claire Cain Miller Published 3:29 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Photo: Min Heo / New York Times Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Several states and cities have ordered employers to stop asking about salary history in an effort to address the gender pay gap. (Min Heo/The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY SLUGGED SALARY-HISTORY BY MILLER FOR MAY 2, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. -- less Several states and cities have ordered employers to stop asking about salary history in an effort to address the gender pay gap. (Min Heo/The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY ... more Photo: Min Heo / New York Times How a common interview question fuels the gender pay gap 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Aileen Rizo was training math teachers in the public schools in Fresno … [Read more...] about How a common interview question fuels the gender pay gap
caption Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg source Justin Sullivan/Getty Images After two days of grueling testimony to Congress by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg one thing is clear: there’s a dark cloud hanging over Facebook right now. The company is still hiring like mad and a Facebook recruiting exec says applying for jobs now during this ‘challenging time’ will impress recruiters. Facebook is still a top-rated employer with thousands of open jobs. Interestingly recruiters aren’t as focused on hiring the thousands of new content moderators CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised. While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was getting publicly grilled by Congress this week, Business Insider was on the phone with Liz Wamai, Facebook’s Recruiting Director of Global Operations. Facebook has always been known as a fantastic place to work, ranking No. 1 on … [Read more...] about Now is an ‘opportune’ time to land a job at Facebook, one of the company’s top recruiters says
Mobile apps have certainly made a wide range of documents — including job applications, insurance claims and consumer surveys — easier to handle. But can they also silently add truth detection and emotion interpretation to increase the forms' accuracy and value to companies?A U.K. company that goes by the name Human is arguing it can. It pairs video captured from a mobile device (or, sometimes, a retailer's closed-circuit television camera) with analytics software that examines the subject's face and tries to determine the most likely emotions being felt at that instant. Does a job applicant pause and grimace before answering that he has never been convicted of a felony or that leaving his last job was his own idea?"Through a [phone's] video feed, we take up to 172,000 tiny points of an individual's face," said Joseph Willingham, Human's director of international strategy. A statement from the company said that its software "has the ability to read subliminal facial … [Read more...] about What do you get when you merge a lie detector, a job application and a mobile app?