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How WhatsApp Pushes Mobs to Murder in India - The New York Times
In India, false rumors about child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April.
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yesterday by reginajmc
I’m still standing: David Furnish on running a music empire
David is Elton John's husband, the guy who sings Rocket man. Mixing home and business can sometimes be “a challenge,” Mr Furnish says. “He’s like, ‘Look, you’re on your phone too much.’ We have to get through this next two to three years. I’d like the pace to slow down at a certain point so that we can really be there for our kids. Otherwise we are never going to get off the merry-go-round in the way we want.”
3 days ago by upning
Nigel MacDugong on Twitter: "Trying to work out what kind of bird I could hear, then realised it wad my neighbour's baby, crying, and being answered by a crow."
Trying to work out what kind of bird I could hear, then realised it wad my neighbour's baby, crying, and being answered by a crow. Took about ten minutes, but the crow calmed it and now both crow and baby are cawing to each other. I'm not saying this is how you get witches but-
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9 days ago by coslinks
Kurt Vonnegut on how to write a good story
"1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them-in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages."
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9 days ago by robertogreco
Three questions to ask yourself when a , , or delivering a are: a) Who wants what? b)…
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9 days ago by meshtactics

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