1. 2 May 2013

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    propublica

    amzam:

propublica:

“If you complain too much, they won’t take you to work anymore.” — In Chicago, immigrant labor brokers known as raiteros have helped create a system where temp agencies and their corporate clients benefit from cheap, just-in-time labor as workers’ pay falls well below the minimum wage. Read our latest investigation, Taken for a Ride.
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Latest ProPublica investigation: how temp workers in Chicago are being exploited by raitero system as brand-name companies like Ty Inc., Sony, Frito Lay and Pampered Chef benefit.

    amzam:

    propublica:

    “If you complain too much, they won’t take you to work anymore.” — In Chicago, immigrant labor brokers known as raiteros have helped create a system where temp agencies and their corporate clients benefit from cheap, just-in-time labor as workers’ pay falls well below the minimum wage. Read our latest investigation, Taken for a Ride.

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    Latest ProPublica investigation: how temp workers in Chicago are being exploited by raitero system as brand-name companies like Ty Inc., Sony, Frito Lay and Pampered Chef benefit.

  2. @FredKSchott: Want to Learn to Code? Start Small & Have Fun. That’s it. →

    fredkschott:

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    I liked a lot of things about Zack Shapiro’s post Want to learn to code? Start here. I actually remember reading his original post dedicated to Ruby on Rails last year, and thought it was a great starting point for the framework.

    Zack’s obviously a smart dude, but there’s a certain…

  3. The NewsBlur Blog: Three Months to Scale NewsBlur →

    newsblur:

    At 4:16pm last Wednesday I got a short and to-the-point email from Nilay Patel at The Verge with only a link that started with the host “googlereader.blogspot.com”. The sudden spike in NewsBlur’s visitors immediately confirmed — Google was shutting down Reader.

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    Late night at the office

    I…

  4. diaryofacontentstrategist:

When I take the time to write a post on my own blog, in my my own voice, about something I care about. 

    diaryofacontentstrategist:

    When I take the time to write a post on my own blog, in my my own voice, about something I care about. 

  5. muybadass:

    The next big ‘trend’ in web design? Claustrophobic, big image, big type, infinite scrolling, tablet first design.

    i noticed this too. you forgot lazyloading footers a la mashable which make every page, a home page lander. rails are so last century.

  6. fernand0:

Visualising the Ubuntu Package Repository
(vía Tech-Foo: )

    fernand0:

    Visualising the Ubuntu Package Repository

    (vía Tech-Foo: )

  7. New Interactive Climate Change App

    alexob:

    The New Scientist has launched an interactive map of NASA’s historical temperature record for the whole planet. Find out how temperatures are changing in your backyard.

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  8. jeez. us.

the livegifs just humped the shark

    jeez. us.

    the livegifs just humped the shark

  9. gifwich:

INTRODUCING TUMBLR GIFWICH PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE GIF ARTIST #1: TOPHERCHRIS!

    gifwich:

    INTRODUCING TUMBLR GIFWICH PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE GIF ARTIST #1: TOPHERCHRIS!

  10. There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there is nothing left to do, and nothing else to pursue.

    — Hagakure (via mnmal)

  11. 20 May 2012

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    bitly

    bitly blog: Time Is On Your Side →

    bitly:

    Did you see those silly cats on Tumblr, that breaking news on Twitter, and those photos of your friend’s kids on Facebook? Different social networks have their own distinct personalities. Bitly links are shared across all social networking services, giving us a unique viewpoint on how these…

  12. where’s “news?”
thenextweb:

Flurry tapped a sample of 8 million mobile users across all application categories, with its analytics tools tracking more than 180,000 iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and HTML5 apps. The chart below shows the fastest growing categories based on where consumers are spending most of their time. (via Photo & Video Apps: The Fastest Growing App Category)

    where’s “news?”

    thenextweb:

    Flurry tapped a sample of 8 million mobile users across all application categories, with its analytics tools tracking more than 180,000 iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and HTML5 apps. The chart below shows the fastest growing categories based on where consumers are spending most of their time. (via Photo & Video Apps: The Fastest Growing App Category)

  13. topherchris:

    At first I was like, “nice photoshop,” but then I was like, “oh he posted that.”

  14. ckanal:

    Today HuffPost turns 7. @producermatthew compiled screenshots of HuffPost’s front page from each year (2005 until today).

    producermatthew:

    Happy Birthday: A look at the Huffington Post, from launch until today, on the website’s seventh birthday. [Photos: Internet Archive]

    (Source: matthewkeys)