Reading List (20/06/15)

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Reading List

Jeden Samstag gibt es eine Reading List mit interessantem Lesematerial für das Wochenende. Die Themen reichen von Technik über Design hin zu Politik, sind auf Deutsch oder Englisch. Happy Reading!

“We’re All Using These Emoji Wrong” – WIRED

Turns out I don’t have the first clue what the hell I’m doing. But then, neither do you. We’re all doing emoji wrong. Horribly, horribly wrong. Good thing the folks at Unicode are here to save us.

“1.5 Million Missing Black Men” – New York Times*

African-American men have long been more likely to be locked up and more likely to die young, but the scale of the combined toll is nonetheless jarring. It is a measure of the deep disparities that continue to afflict black men — disparities being debated after a recent spate of killings by the police — and the gender gap is itself a further cause of social ills, leaving many communities without enough men to be fathers and husbands.

“The Definite History of Personal Style Blogs” – Racked

The very first personal style blogs weren’t started as launch pads for fame (in the form of millions of followers) or fortune (lucrative endorsement deals). No, they began quite innocently as creative outlets.

“Inbox Zero vs. Inbox 5,000” – The Atlantic

How is it that some people remain calm as unread messages trickle into their inboxes and then roost there unattended, while others can’t sit still knowing that there are bolded-black emails and red-dotted Slack messages?

“Die Mitsprache beim Sprechverbot” – FAZ

Wo Studenten ihre Dozenten denunzieren, weil diese ihnen das Denken nahebringen, stößt Aufklärung an ihre Grenzen. Das Evaluationssystem der Universitäten begünstigt die anonyme Professorenkritik.

“Why We Can’t Read Anymore” – Medium

Last year, I read four books.

The reasons for that low number are, I guess, the same as your reasons for reading fewer books than you think you should have read last year: I’ve been finding it harder and harder to concentrate on words, sentences, paragraphs.

*Anm.: Dieses Editorial der New York Times ist auch zwei Monate später relevanter denn je und verdeutlicht die tief verwurzelten Probleme in der US-amerikanischen Gesellschaft, die immer auf racial inequality zurückzuführen sind. Die jüngsten Beispiele sind die Ermordung Walter Scotts sowie die Terrorattacke auf die Emanuel AME Kirche in Charleston, SC. Was ebenfalls auffällt ist, dass man diese Ungleichheit im globalen Kontext betrachten sollte und Parallelen in anderen Teilen der Welt sichtbar werden.

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