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AUBURN BANNED TIKTOK, AND STUDENTS CAN’T STOP TALKING ABOUT IT, nyt
The reaction? Annoyance, mostly. They can, of course, disconnect from the university wifi and access TikTok from data — but still, how annoying.
The reactions from students reflect a significant disconnect between TikTok’s most avid users in America and the increasingly bipartisan concerns about privacy and security risks. Many lawmakers and regulators in the United States argue that TikTok can share sensitive data about the location, personal habits and interests of Americans with the Chinese government, and that the app can be used to spread propaganda.
WHY EVERYTHING ON TIKTOK IS BEIGE AND 'AESTHETIC' RIGHT NOW, time
On TikTok, even doing your taxes has become performative and aestheticized. To quote podcaster Gabby Sanchez, “Why are you romanticizing the government taking your money?”
I DECIDED TO TELL EVERYONE IN MY LIFE HOW MUCH I MAKE — EVEN ON FIRST DATES, insider
A really interesting dive into the persistent taboo of salary transparency, specifically among millennials (and pretty much anyone who isn’t Gen Z). I have to admit that as a millennial, I would be mortified if a colleague in previous jobs asked me how much I make, similar to if a colleague asked me how much I weighed — but why?
Several who are only a few years out of college told me that they routinely share their pay level with others — so routinely, in fact, that they know what pretty much all of their friends make. To them, telling someone what they earn is as ordinary as talking about the day-to-day responsibilities of their jobs.
THE VIRAL SENSATION SKINAMARINK IS THIS GENERATION’S BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, polygon
M3GAN’s not the only scary movie to become an all-out internet sensation in the last week.
YOUNG REPUBLICANS LAMENT LOST GROUND WITH GEN Z, MILLENNIAL VOTE, bloomberg
GOP allies say the party is writing off younger voters as a "lost cause.” Sad!
THE CRYPTO COLLAPSE AND THE END OF THE MAGICAL THINKING THAT INFECTED CAPITALISM, nyt
A long read, but a fascinating one.
"Many graduates coming of age in this period of financial giddiness and widening corporate ambition have been taught to chase these glittery objects with their human and financial capital instead of investing in sustainable paths."
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