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An open, friendly and conversational community for software developers.
developers  community  social  website 
october 2016 by Frontrunner
The American Dream Isn’t Alive in Denmark
Danophilia is alive and well in America. Bernie Sanders and other liberals have lauded Denmark’s social democratic dream state, with its free college tuition, nearly universal pre-K, and plentiful child care. While Republicans and Democrats both praise the virtues of what economists call “intergenerational mobility”—the chance for a poor young child to become at least a middle-class adult—America doesn’t lead the world in the pursuit of the American Dream. The standard social mobility statistic measures how much each generation's income is determined by its parents' income. By that measure, northern Europe and Scandinavia have the highest social mobility in the advanced world, and Denmark tops the list.
denmark  usa  social  welfare  highereducation  education  2016 
october 2016 by Frontrunner
The Economic and Social Classes
The US has at least two different systems of what gets termed "socioeconomic class". They are everywhere conflated, and this is bad.

Two of them I will term economic class and social class.

Economic class refers to money. It refers to the wealth or poverty of a person, and to the privileges they do or do not have because of their economic might or lack thereof.

Social class is what is being referred to by such terms as "middle class", "working class", "white collar", "professional", "blue collar", and the pejoratives "white trash" and "townie".

It is a common confusion – or intellectual dodge – to conflate social class with economic class. But what what differentiates, say, the middle class from the working class is not mere wealth or earning power; as we all know, a plumber (presumed working class) may make much more money than a professor (presumed professional).
classes  economic  social  society  2016 
april 2016 by Frontrunner
Neighbours getting together to learn something, do something, share something.
meetup  learning  social  sharing  tool  hobbies  business 
march 2016 by Frontrunner
We Know What You're Doing
This is just a drop in the ocean of what is possible to find out in the world of social media.
social  media  monitoring  surveillance  privacy  tool 
march 2016 by Frontrunner
The Shut-In Economy
In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st century servant.
culture  internet  social 
march 2015 by Frontrunner
Get your loved ones off Facebook.
A long article on why you shouldn't be on Facebook.
facebook  privacy  social  surveillance  tracking 
february 2015 by Frontrunner
A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel — Medium
I read technology articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, especially in regards to social media. However, I have yet to see a teenager contribute their voice to this discussion. This is where I would like to provide my own humble opinion.
social  teen  culture  generation  facebook  twitter  millennials 
january 2015 by Frontrunner
Detroit - Återkomsten
Är Detroit framtidens stad?

Detroit var centrum för bilindustrin och ett nav för hela den rika världen. Men industrin krympte och staden avfolkades. Detroit blev en symbol för det moderna samhällets kollaps: nedlagda fabriker, arbetslöshet, kriminalitet, tomma skyskrapor, öde villaområden.

Men plötsligt finns det hopp även för Detroit.

Peter Kadhammar och Urban Andersson återvänder till staden som gick i konkurs och nu reser sig ur askan.
detroit  social  swedish  hope 
january 2015 by Frontrunner

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