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Thinking about our tools, ourselves. @UNCSILS prof+@NYTimes writer. Columns:@SciAm @Wired. Book:https://t.co/j57eEmRHYw Sign-up: https://t.co/AuuEUHWn84

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I now have my favorite emoji on my cast. 😬 I’m in for my first physical therapy session today. Hong Kong friends, I will do video connections as best I can to keep this week’s commitments! And reading everyone’s accident stories here, I’m surprised anyone has any digits left!

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An accessibility question: probably first of many as I wrangle with one handed typing. Ugh. I turned on speech-to-text on my Chromebook,but when I use Google Docs it doesn't recognize the formatting commands. If I say "select all", it just types "select all". 1/2

So any cheery stories about regaining full function of a finger after a very stupid accident with a very sharp paring knife severing tendons and nerves, bring them on! (I’m OK. Just back from the ER! Prognosis awaits tomorrow). But it was the stupidest accident ever. 😬

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So many stories! Thank you everyone. :-) Especially circular saw accidents and recovery people? 💪 To be honest, on my way to the ER, I mentally made peace with losing function on that finger, so I’ll be grateful for whatever I get back. Still going to be an ordeal. Alas.

RT @maryhui : The government is really good at rejecting things (but not quite as good at accepting rejection). Here's the Lancet article, p…

Putting the answer here if anybody else needs it. There is another setting under "advanced options" accessed as below that you change per site. Global voice input on ChromeOS doesn't include formatting. Docs voice input does. None of this seems documented!

Seriously 10a, full house, on a Tuesday during the last week of classes. @tressiemcphd  draw!

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Hong Kong protests are in their fifth month despite an escalating crackdown. How? One surprising answer: the fate of China's Uyghurs. Many talked to me about it. They watched and learned. They've decided that they "may as well go down fighting." My latest.

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Really, really need a large-scale analysis of use (and non-use) of mug-shots for victims and perpetrators.

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Don't share gory pics. People have loved ones watching. Don't put panicked people on endless loop on TV. That's literally goal of terrorism.

I wrote a piece for a mainstream outlet (not the NYT), mentioning the sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore. Some nervous lawyer edited it to "sexual misconduct." I said, okay, pull my piece. They reverted back to "sexual assault." Writers, don't let them lawyer you down.

YouTube may well be operating as a giant radicalizing engine through its recommendation algorithm—leading people down a rabbit hole of misinformation, hoaxes and incendiary content. My latest for the New York Times on one of the most overlooked issues.

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Mark Zuckerberg has been apologizing nonstop for more than 15 years. It's always the same apology for pretty much the same act. When do we talk about the obvious: Facebook's decisions are primarily driven by its business model. Here's my latest for :

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!!! Fixed it for you @AP . Let me know if you need an introduction to the 21st century.

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Phishing (or malware) Google Doc links that appear to come from people you may know are going around. DELETE THE EMAIL. DON'T CLICK.

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Heard about 's rescue "submarine"? The cave-diver who masterminded the Thai cave rescue called it a "PR stunt"—that was the politest thing he said. You might be wondering: well, he tried to help. Let me explain with this thread and this NYT piece.

Basically, people, from now on, your *full* browsing history will be sold to whomever. Use a (non-free) VPN if you don't already do so.

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