Is he serious? Come on.
It never gets old: get your shit together, Twitter. Just be the perfect platform to foster communication and find the best piece of writing on the web, stop trying to beat Facebook to its own game, and please seriously address trolls and harassment issues.
And that’s because Peter Thiel funded Trump’s campaign of hate, harassment, fear.
At Project Include, our mission is to give everyone a fair chance to succeed in the workplace. “Everyone” means all groups to us, but we draw a line at individuals who fund violence and hate. We believe differences should be bridged with tolerance and empathy, not amplified by rage and fear. Diversity and inclusion are the source of open discussions and better decisions.
Kudos to them. It takes a good amount of courage to stand up for your beliefs, and we totally support them. Y Combinator President, Sam Altman, is defending his business partner. It’s not easy, when there’s some personal relationship on the line. But we think that on such high level profiles have to be held accountable before the community, and Thiel’s not an employee, but a business partner.
Peter Thiel is the investor who brought Gawker to shut down. He’s the one that in 2009 wrote that letting women to vote in US in 1920 was a mistake, and incompatible with the capitalist democracy. I guess Donald Trump fits into his world-view.
The Arizona Republic is a long time Republican newspaper; on this election year they are endorsing Hillary Clinton and they received a great deal of threats for this reason. Mi-Ai Parrish wrote a great piece in response to those threats.
But if you put the 1,973 publishing pitches that were successfully funded in 2015 together with the 994 successful comic and graphic novel projects, then last year’s tally of 2,967 literary projects puts the crowdfunding site up among publishing’s “Big Four”: Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Hachette and Simon and Schuster.
If anything, Kickstarter is the paradigm of a disruptive approach to business. We totally love it.
Nick Heer wrote a thoughtful piece about AMP, The Verge, bloated webpages and much more. It all comes down to one simple word: control. (To be fair, it’s not so simple when you’re running a business like The Verge. But I am totally with Nick here.)
A brief story by Claudia Oldani, published by inutile.
They are melodies made in 1951. Fascinating.
A great short story by Polly Dickson.