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2021

  1. Banks are turning to TikTok to teach teens about finance

    Students are graduating with an average of $5,000 in credit card debt and $30,000 in student loans. Meanwhile, 34% of teens are currently unbanked, only 21 states teach personal finance content in schools. It’s hardly surprising that young people are turning to the internet to learn about taxes, investing, and saving for retirement.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Money desk

  2. Face filters: the new way to consume contemporary art

    Since Snapchat’s launch in 2011, editing your photos with a filter has been a tap away, and these filters have come a long way from the dog ears and tongue first offered to us. Almost all social media platforms have some form of photo function with AR add-ons and image editability.

    By Verity Babbs , written on

    From the Culture desk

  3. Amazon’s anti-union campaign violates global labor & human rights standards

    In the past two decades, numerous Big Tech corporations, including Microsoft, Google, Apple, Cisco, and Facebook, have clamored to endorse global labor and human rights standards.

    By John Logan , written on

    From the Amazon desk

  4. Meet the YouTubers spilling blood over their intent

    The video begins in a rather dull manner, with a document held by an unknown figure in a car.

    By Christopher Hutton , written on

    From the Culture desk

  5. A brief guide to Morgan Lewis, Amazon’s anti-union law firm at Bessemer, Alabama

    Between February 8 and March 29, 5800 Amazon distribution center workers in Bessemer, Alabama will vote on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

    By John Logan , written on

    From the Amazon desk

  6. TikTok entrepreneurs are tackling accessibility in medicine

    When Jimmy Choi shared his frustration at not being able to pick up his pills on TikTok, he didn’t know who would be listening. Accompanied by Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’, the video showed Jimmy’s hands shaking with Parkinson’s tremors, unable to pick up the tiny pills lying in a fiddly container.

    By Rachael Davies , written on

    From the Culture desk

  7. How 'StudyTube' promotes toxic productivity and abuse

    When YouTuber Elena Handtrack received more than 40 abusive messages from a single person during one of her live videos, she felt helpless and almost thought she would quit.

    By Anna Maria Colivicchi , written on

    From the Culture desk

  8. Central bank digital currencies are starting to become a reality

    In October, Stefan Ingves, the governor of Sweden’s central bank, Riksbank, wrote in an economic note on the future of payments that a digital currency issued by the authority would be an “evolution, not revolution” in the way people use money.

    By Jonathan Keane , written on

    From the Money desk

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