Feb. 26, 2021

Fri. 02/26 – Twitter Does ALL The Things (Even $$$ For Tweets)

Twitter just wants to give us everything all of the sudden, including charging for tweets, sort of groups based on interests, and even blocking and muting accounts. Google gives devs a Sleep API. Why has LastPass decided to piss everyone off all of the sudden? Why Xiaomi is the up-and-comer to keep your eye on. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

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Links:Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets (The Verge)Twitter planning a feature to let you auto-block and mute abusive accounts (The Verge)Google launches Android Sleep API to detect snoozing, waking up; available to apps now (9to5Google)1Password has none, KeePass has none... So why are there seven embedded trackers in the LastPass Android app? (The Register)European Smartphone Market Down 14% YoY in 2020; Xiaomi gains while Huawei and Samsung Lose (Counterpoint Research)


Weekend Longreads Suggestions:Xiaomi is undercutting the whole tech industry. And it’s working (Wired)American Idle (Eugene Wei)Why Plus Is a Minus When Naming Your Streaming Site (NYTimes)Shockingly Real Tom Cruise Deepfakes Are Invading TikTok (Daily Beast)We're Just Rediscovering a 19th-Century Pandemic Strategy (The Atlantic)


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Twitter just wants to give us everything all of the sudden, including charging for tweets, sort of groups based on interests, and even blocking and muting accounts. Google gives devs a Sleep API. Why has LastPass decided to piss everyone off all of the sudden? Why Xiaomi is the up-and-comer to keep your eye on. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

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