According to this survey by Cleo, the number is quite significant. Leaving the workforce: In April, 20% said they were considering leaving the workforce. In June, 33% (1 in 3) of those surveyed report having at least one parent that … Read More
One of the most popular arguments we hear, and one I’ve made myself, is that to truly stay informed, and avoid living in the bubble of our own political bias, we need to make sure we are getting information from a variety of sources, including ones we may not agree with.
This study seems to be telling us that isn’t enough, and it can easily be manipulated. If I read an opposing viewpoint, and there’s no reward for doing so, I’m unlikely to really be influenced by it, but if I read an opposing viewpoint and get rewarded for it, I’m more likely to change my mind.
Now, remember that emotional contagion we might get from social media? What if I shared one side of a political view, and got rewarded by the algorithms or whomever with lots of likes and comments, and the post got shared a whole bunch, but posts from the other side, got none of that? Which side am I more likely to agree with? Right, the one that I got better grades on. Not because it’s true, better, or more accurate, but because I am rewarded for thinking that way. Rewarded the way I’ve been my whole life, since I was a little boy, from the first time my parents wanted me to behave a certain way, all the way through my school years, and for all of my career.
How hard would that be to fight against? Almost impossible, I’d say. How easy would it be for social media to do it, either the companies themselves, or large groups of users?
How does that influence what we do see on social media?… Read More
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– “Corporate legal teams, under the gun to cut costs and empowered by powerfully simple technology, are increasingly in-housing work that was once sent to outside counsel.”
The pandemic is wrecking the typical 9-to-5 workday. Good riddance.
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The Expanding Role and Influence of the Modern Litigation Support or E-Discovery Manager
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Tell Congress to Vote Yes on Giving Us All Access to Affordable, High-Speed Internet
– If much of the world moves to #WFH, affordable internet will be the dividing line for who can work, and who cannot.
Gender Pay Gap Wide Atop In-House Counsel Ladder, May Be Closing
Exif Data: What is it?… Read More
From a purely business focus what Ira says about retention should be obvious, but I suspect many people don’t get it, despite the fact that it wasn’t that long ago when the economy was doing well, and the job market … Read More
The first line of the first lesson is one I totally agree with: “It’s said that major events don’t so much change our culture as they simply reveal what was already there.” I feel like Jeff should have reminded himself … Read More
I found this opening paragraph pretty interesting in and of itself. With the current uncertainty in our daily lives, many people are more stressed than ever. Conventional wisdom says to eat well, exercise, and relax to reduce stress. While that’s … Read More
While watching the Alex Winter film about the Panama Papers, this quote stood out to me given all of the talk about the “dangers” of encryption.
While working with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in the early days of investigating the data leaked from Mossack Fonseca law firm, the importance of not letting anyone know that the data had leaked, or that it was all being investigated, they lived with this slogan:
“Shut Up and Encrypt”… Read More