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Gender pay inequality: Parents pay boys twice as much as girls
BusyKid launched in August of 2017 and has 27,000 downloads. It is available for iOS and Android users. Kids track their chores on the app.
society  finance 
july 2018 by kkennedy
Depression 2009: What would it look like?
Lines at the ER, a television boom, emptying suburbs. A catastrophic economic downturn would feel nothing like the last one. - The Boston Globe
politics  economics  future  society  2008crash 
november 2008 by kkennedy
MySpace Banning Sex Offenders: Online Predator Paranoia
Climb to the Stars (Stephanie Booth) || Good analysis. One of the 4 Horseman of the infopocalypse.
society  privacy  privacypol  toblog 
july 2007 by kkennedy
Charlie's Diary: Shaping the future
Putting it all together...'10Tb is an interesting number. That's a megabit for every second in a year — there are roughly 10 million seconds per year. That's enough to store a live DivX video stream — compressed a lot relative to a DVD, but the same overall resolution — of everything I look at for a year, including time I spend sleeping, or in the bathroom. Realistically, with multiplexing, it puts three or four video channels and a sound channel and other telemetry — a heart monitor, say, a running GPS/Galileo location signal, everything I type and every mouse event I send — onto that chip, while I'm awake. All the time. It's a life log; replay it and you've got a journal file for my life. Ten euros a year in 2027, or maybe a thousand euros a year in 2017. (Cheaper if we use those pesky rotating hard disks — it's actually about five thousand euros if we want to do this right now.) '
future  geek  history  society  predictions 
may 2007 by kkennedy
Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy
The Greatest Generation Gap Since Rock and Roll -- New York Magazine
future  geek  identity  media  privacy  society 
march 2007 by kkennedy
NowPublic.com
NowPublic.com: The News is Now Public
media  society  video  politics 
march 2007 by kkennedy

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