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Christopher Mims πŸŽ†
Tech columnist at . Xennial. Also a , and alum. Steward of small humans and countless houseplants.
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Christopher Mims πŸŽ† 13m
Replying to @ohadsamet
practice. Deadlines that forced me to just *do* something, no matter how "good." Supportive editors. Anything that can force you to get it out there in rough form, again and again, can turn this into a habit.
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Christopher Mims πŸŽ† 14m
Replying to @mr_james_c
right I meant the media being the original / in this case primary network
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Replying to @mr_james_c
well, networks do amplify things
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Christopher Mims πŸŽ† 28m
Replying to @ohadsamet
or want to have the whole piece fully conceived before I started
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Christopher Mims πŸŽ† 28m
Replying to @craigweich
totally. this is universally applicable.
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Christopher Mims πŸŽ† 29m
Replying to @MommaSci
oh wow. I worry about that in my own 5yo. What resources do you recommend?
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Christopher Mims πŸŽ† 1h
Replying to @mr_james_c
yes but many of these things *are* crises for some subset of individuals. And reading about it online helps validate what they're going through and perhaps get help!
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Christopher Mims πŸŽ† 1h
yes
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Replying to @pbump
yes! for us all, really
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Christopher Mims πŸŽ† 1h
between this and Black Panther, movies are good again
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Christopher Mims πŸŽ† 1h
Days later I'm still thinking about this tweet. Going from creation method #1 to #2 (which I did not do deliberately) has been the difference between going mad as a professional creative and having a good life as a professional creative.
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Robin Sloan 20h
Replying to @robinsloan
My short paean to Ruby from Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore:
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Christopher Mims πŸŽ† 2h
The latest mental health crisis: Perfectionism
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Christopher Mims πŸŽ† 3h
Replying to @AngeBassa
Ah, ty for reminding me of that great engber piece
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Jessica Lessin 14h
This is what most of the VCs I know are talking about:
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Eli Stokols 13h
In the broader national narrative of N.R.A. invincibility, there is one exception. I wrote about it here:
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Mathew Ingram 19h
In effect, Facebook and Google have democratized propaganda in exactly the same way they democratized other forms of media, says Lisa-Maria Neudert of the Computational Propaganda Project
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Mathew Ingram 20h
My latest looks at how fake news is part of a bigger problem -- automated propaganda, which takes advantage of the way platforms like Facebook and YouTube are structured. The problem is baked into their DNA, meaning an algorithm tweak or two won't fix it
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Carl Zimmer 20h
New research shows that some cave art was painted by Neanderthals. Here’s my story on what this important finding may mean about the Neanderthal mind
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Dustin Volz 19h
SCOOP: Speaker Ryan and the Trump White House are getting rid of the current chairman of the Election Assistance Commission, a Boehner-picked official who has spent the past year helping states bulletproof election systems from Russian hackers.
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