On comparing Twitter with Instagram

For the most part Instagram people preached positivity and contentment, and reminded themselves and their followers that the aesthetic harmony attainable in images was fleeting, not sustainable as a way of life. Instagram people did not seem mean or clever. They were earnest and sincere. They drank green smoothies and went on hikes, sought personal bests, good health, peace of mind, and oneness with the universe. They believed every day was a beautiful day to be alive. Leaving Twitter for Instagram was like

Source: My Instagram | Issue 36 | n+1

Davos 2020: People still want plastic bottles, says Coca-Cola

The drinks giant produces about three million tonnes of plastic packaging a year – equivalent to 200,000 bottles a minute.

In 2019, it was found to be the most polluting brand in a global audit of plastic waste by the charity Break Free from Plastic.

Source: Davos 2020: People still want plastic bottles, says Coca-Cola – BBC News

I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.

a new CFO was hired from Wall Street, and beating earnings expectations every quarter became the key priority.

Source: I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.

On policies

Algorithms are based on policies, and policies are created by humans – humans with bias, and humans who are often working to protect the interests of their corporate clients.

Exclusive: Victoria’s Secret Influence on Instagram’s Censorship Policies