The way the new fact-checking tool works is when a user receives a forwarded message, that message will now have a magnifying glass icon next to it. Tap that icon and WhatsApp will ask you if you want to upload the message via your browser to search for news about the claims made in the message. WhatsApp says the company will never see the messages fact-checked through this tool. … [Read more...] about WhatsApp now lets users fact-check forwarded messages right in the app
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The issues chief equity officers are dealing with may be widely recognized, but exactly what these new roles are and what they can do is still coming into focus. To help the process, and to create a venue for them to meet and share ideas, a national network of equity officers has been formed by PolicyLink, a research institute on racial and economic equity. The first convening of the Chief Equity Officer Policy Network was held last November, and monthly calls have been held since. Tracey Ross, a director at PolicyLink, says the calls have been as much about learning best practices as commiserating about the challenges of pointing out equity shortcomings within their own organizations. “The number one thing that kept coming up before we created this is it’s stressful, lonely work. They get burned out,” Ross says. This has only been heightened in recent weeks. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s stressful, lonely work’: The newest job at City Hall is also the most important
“In the past, we’d focus a lot of our attention on pointing the camera at people like Jimmy, with the message being, doesn’t he inspire you to use this product to go on your own adventures?” says Spaletto. “And it is inspiring. But also, if you look at our Instagram feed, many of our most popular posts are actually from fans, it’s from the community and it’s content people share through their social channels. That kind of user-generated content really helps reflect and encourage people’s connection to the outdoors, and how The North Face is a part of it.” … [Read more...] about How The North Face Uses Hardcore Exploration To Inspire Everybody Else
The app itself was inspired by a real game (for a demo, watch the video above). Ross and Space Inch’s Joshua Segall actually picked up the game at a wedding, and then they began playing it with everyone. It seemed like it could make a great app, but would the fun of blurting out words on a timer translate to a turn-based text-only game? … [Read more...] about Warning: This Addictive Word Game Induces Clairvoyance
In many ways design is the ultimate practice of adaptation. Designers modify their environments by creating objects and systems to promote better behaviors and experiences. But are there times when we resist adaptation? In design, as in business, don’t clients or partners deliberately select us because of our track records of past successes? Because our portfolios give an indicator of future success, are we really encouraged to drift away from what we know? I would answer yes, and yes. … [Read more...] about Why Does the Best Design of 2009 Still Look Like 2000?