James Hallett

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No one can pretend Facebook is just harmless fun any more | Ellie Mae O’Hagan

From its stance on extremist content, to its vast caches of user data, Facebook is a corporation whose power must, finally, be reined in<p>The revelation that Cambridge Analytica exploited the data of 50 million Facebook profiles to target American voters is indeed frightening. But Cambridge Analytica …

Cambridge Analytica

Goodwill stores are filling up with cheap pieces no one wants — and it reveals a huge problem with the way people shop for clothes

Fashion is becoming faster, and it's a big problem.<p>Retailers are cutting their supply chains every way that they can to stay on top of trends and bring new products out to the consumer more quickly than their competitors.<p>Competition has reached such heights that the retailers that once ruled the …

The Best Settings for Night Photography

Night photography is a fascinating genre of landscape photography. You’re standing outside in total darkness but the camera display shows something …

Landscape Photography

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

Silicon Valley

Increasing Your Website's Speed Could Save Your Business -- So, Here's How to Do It

Forty percent of users in one survey said they'd abandon a site that takes longer than three seconds to load. Does that sound like your site?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know how frustrating it can be waiting for a web page to load. But, what many people may …

Web Design 2018 Trends - Part 1

The cool thing about following websites like Dribbble and Behance, especially Dribbble, is that you can see the direction the visual design community …

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build.<p>The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the …

News (U.S.)

One Year Without A Smartphone

“Sometimes nothing is a pretty cool hand.” — Cool Hand Luke<p>It didn’t start as a crusade to combat the imposition of technology on my life. It started …

What Britain’s “Minister of Loneliness” Says About Brexit and the Legacy of Jo Cox

When it was reported, last week, that the British government had appointed a “Minister for Loneliness,” the news was greeted by observers on the opposite side of the Atlantic with fascination and a certain amount of knowing humor. The title, Aimée Lutkin noted at Jezebel, might denote “a character …

Black Box

1<p>People rarely look the way you expect them to, even when you’ve seen pictures.<p>The first thirty seconds in a person’s presence are the most important.<p>If you’re having trouble perceiving and projecting, focus on projecting.<p>Necessary ingredients for a successful projection: giggles; bare legs; …

How I "scanned" old negatives with $0 budget, a DSLR and stuff I had at home

A few days ago, my boyfriend found some old 35mm negatives. I really wanted to see baby photos of him, so I was wondering: can I “scan” these films …

Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Andy Beckett<p>Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday …

Best Smartphone Apps for Landscape Photographers

Both IOS and Android phones come with many apps that aim to make your life easier including some for camera and social media.Landscape photographers …

Apps

The new stoner aesthetic is high design

In January of 2015, three friends—design writers and curators, the sorts of women who wear cool cover-ups, interesting sunglasses, and hats that have never been unevenly squashed inside a suitcase—went to the beach together in Malibu.<p>One of them, Eviana Hartman, pulled out an accessory that was …

Never Run Out of Content: More than 70 Places to Curate Great Content

It's a full-time job to build and maintain your brand, so check out these go-to places to share content.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Curating top content from around the web is a great strategy to increase your social media reach. For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with …

The Future of Journalism is Bright, and Paid

If there’s one graph that charts the decline of modern journalism, it’s this:<p>There was a time when news was the only viable way to engage the vast …

Where is the Web Going?

Is this it? Really? Facebook wins, cashes in its chips, and we all go home?<p>Here’s the gist:<p>Disruptive web innovation comes from changes in …

A 10-Point Checklist For Writing A Killer Blog Post

Writing a blog post isn’t exactly rocket science. But, there are definitely strategies that can take a good blog post and make it <i>great</i>.<p>I’ve written literally thousands of blog posts for sites like Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur and many others. So I’ve learned a few strategies for …

Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial

New system could destroy smaller publishers if implemented, after journalists report drop in organic reach – but users will still see their friends’ posts<p>Facebook is testing a major change that would shift non-promoted posts out of its news feed, a move that could be catastrophic for publishers …

Sri Lanka

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Middle School

Don’t press send … The new rules for good writing in the 21st century

Entertain, don’t be afraid of a bit of filth, but be cautious with your XXXs – the essential guide to getting your message across while avoiding the pitfalls of communication<p>The person who gets your letter will seldom be the one who wronged you. At least to start with, they have no skin in the game …

21st Century

Learn About Wireframes Before Hiring a Web Developer

You have to be able to explain your vision if you expect your web developer to share your vision.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As someone who has been on both sides of the contract, as a freelancer and as a client, one of the most welcome things you can possibly do …

We should have seen Trump coming | Ta-Nehisi Coates

Obama’s rise felt like a new chapter in American history. But the original sin of white supremacy was not so easily erased. By Ta-Nehisi Coates<p>I have often wondered how I missed the coming tragedy. It is not so much that I should have predicted that Americans would elect Donald Trump. It’s just …

Michelle Obama

Use these 4 proofreading tools to improve your content

Blog writing stands out with original topics, but taking the time to edit your articles is an important step in building an audience. You don’t have …

Facebook’s war on free will

How technology is making our minds redundant. By Franklin Foer<p>All the values that Silicon Valley professes are the values of the 60s. The big tech companies present themselves as platforms for personal liberation. Everyone has the right to speak their mind on social media, to fulfil their …

Social Media

The Best Hiking Gear for Your Dog

The gear you need to keep your pup safe and happy on the trail.

Pup

11 ridiculously effective tools to help you automate your small business (and life)

As a small business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities on your plate. From finding the best employees to ensuring that your customers stay happy, one thing is certain: you have no trouble staying busy.<p>Of course, staying busy doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re being productive. Many small …

Small Business

The Outdoor Apparel Industry Is Fighting for Public Lands

REI and Patagonia are using their platforms to speak out for national monuments.<p>Patagonia Inc. had never run a television advertisement in its nearly 45-year history — until last month, when the Ventura, California, outdoor clothing company decided to spend nearly $700,000 on a TV and radio …

The Best Gear for Sleeping Better

A great day on the trail starts the night before. Set yourself up for success with the right techniques and a sleeping system that works for you.<b>Step</b> …

Camping