Linked – The Plan To Sunset Section 230 Is About A Rogue Congress Taking The Internet Hostage If It Doesn’t Get Its Way

Linked – The Plan To Sunset Section 230 Is About A Rogue Congress Taking The Internet Hostage If It Doesn’t Get Its Way

How many companies that provide hosting or build platforms for other people to communicate can’t afford to defend themselves every time someone posts something that results in litigation? Many will be forced to shut down due to the risk. Many will be targeted specifically in the hope that they will have to shut down.

When that happens, more and more voices will be silenced online. Only the rich can afford to build their platforms and keep lawyers around to defend themselves. Google and Meta will be OK. The rest of us will no longer have any outlets for ourselves. Our opportunities to communicate online with each other will be limited to what Big Tech says we can do.

It’s hard not to assume that is the goal, though.

Linked – What Companies Get Wrong About Skills-Based Hiring

Linked – What Companies Get Wrong About Skills-Based Hiring

Most hiring managers have a short-term problem. They have work that needs to be done and not enough bodies to do that work. The easiest thing to do is hire another body just like the ones they have working for them. Many of them may understand the benefits of having a diverse team regarding broader life experiences with different voices and ideas, but that’s a long-term benefit. It’s not solving their short-term problem. Hiring another member of the team is a short-term solution. 

Employees Are Using AI Tools To Learn and to Help with Burnout
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Employees Are Using AI Tools To Learn and to Help with Burnout

If you were burned out, overworked, and struggling to keep up with the demands of the job, and a tool promised to save you 30 minutes or more to get your work done, you’d figure out how to use it, too.

Of course, most of them are trying to use these tools without training and instruction from the company, so this is risky. One, because you have no idea what they are doing and what results they’re getting. Two, they might become even more burned out trying to teach themselves before they get to the part where it helps them save time.