In the course of clearing the streets and restoring order at Lake Street and Snelling Avenue, four people were arrested by State Patrol troopers, including three members of a CNN crew. The three were released once they were confirmed to be members of the media. … [Read more...] about Jon Stewart: Yes, Fox News, I Do Make Silly Ethnic Voices
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On May 21, two white men were arrested in Georgia on suspicion of the February killing of Ahmaud Arbery - a 25-year-old black man - which came to light after a video was shared on social media of former police officer Gregory McMichael and son Travis that appeared to show the men chasing Arbery down and shooting him. … [Read more...] about Louisiana cop is fired for saying its ‘unfortunate’ more African American people didn’t die of coronavirus
The social network eventually did incorporate open registration, and, as Zuckerberg predicted, users have repeatedly fumed against the company for failing to live up to the expectation that it was a private space. In 2015, Facebook claimed to have cut off third-party developers from users’ personal information, but the company had struck deals permitting blue-chip partners access to that data that continued for years. Users saw the Cambridge Analytica scandal as evidence the company didn’t care to safeguard their data. And rumors persist that the company is listening to users and targeting them with ads based on their conversations. (It may be listening, but not for ads.) … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg’s Private Notebook Shows Fixation on Illusion of Privacy
In recent months, the advent of Facebook Live—the social network's bid to become not just an unending stream of updates on your ex but also a 24-hour TV channel where you can watch your ex snore in real time—has both bolstered and redefined stunt journalism. The livestream form encourages stunts that are visually alluring and immediately gratifying (hardly anyone is going to tune in to your stream for more than, say, 10 minutes at a time). So when BuzzFeed got nearly a million viewers to watch two guys in smocks explode a watermelon on Facebook Live, the landmark antic spawned dozens of "future of media" blog posts and nearly as many copycat stunts. A week later, Mic, a prominent BuzzFeed competitor, broadcast its staffers donning lab coats and blowing things up in real time, to significantly less fanfare. … [Read more...] about Are We Living in a Golden Age of Stunt Journalism?
It would be technologically feasible to go back and do the same with Paris, London, civil-war-era America or any of the other settings that Assassin’s Creed has explored, says Jean – but it would be difficult. “Initially, we thought: all we have to do is take out the combat and we’re done,” Guesdon says, “but it was way more technical than we originally thought. We knew how to do an interactive experience, but this type of experience was new to us.” Questions the team asked themselves included: “Do we need to gamify it more? Do we have character unlocks? Do we have to integrate scoring, or a quiz?” … [Read more...] about ‘We give access to a lost world’: Assassin’s Creed’s new life as a virtual museum