Linked: Where Did Our Lunch Breaks Go?
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Linked: Where Did Our Lunch Breaks Go?

My point in describing these things is not to brag about how much work I do, or how many teams I interact with, but to point out that it’s easy to find your time and energy completely blocked and scheduled for you. Fighting burn out means protecting, and sometimes fighting for, your free time, including a lunch break.

Employers who are interested in not burning out their employees would do well to recognize that as well. As the article below points out, remote working gives us all a lot more flexibility to take breaks, and then do some of our work on our own schedule, since we no longer have to commute, or be in a location, but that doesn’t mean you work all day, and then also into the night.

Breaks matter. Balance matters. Remote work is a great way to find your own level of flexibility, and to provide it to your employees. I suggest you figure that out.

Linked: Australian court rules media are liable for comments made on their Facebook pages
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Linked: Australian court rules media are liable for comments made on their Facebook pages

Well this is disturbing. If you run a Facebook page, are you responsible for the comments people post? Australia seems to think you are. ““A person who participates in and is instrumental in bringing about the publication of defamatory matter is potentially liable for having done so notwithstanding that others may have participated in that…

Why We Can’t Expect Facebook to Fact Check Our Feeds

Why We Can’t Expect Facebook to Fact Check Our Feeds

I’ve held this opinion for awhile, that no matter what Facebook does, there’s no way it’s going to be able to deal with the scope of fake news, harassment, etc. that rolls through their platform every day. (Or any other social media company.) Anything they do simply won’t scale. Let’s take fact-checking, for example: What…

Linked: As the 9-to-5 work day disappears, our lives are growing more out of sync
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Linked: As the 9-to-5 work day disappears, our lives are growing more out of sync

This is probably not something we think about often, but they’re finding it in Australia, and even thinking it could be a problem. As our working lives become increasingly 24-7, our new research suggests there’s now an additional task to do in our families and friendships. We need to work harder than before to get…

One Government Decided to “Do Something” About Fake News and Trolls, But You Might Not Like It

One Government Decided to “Do Something” About Fake News and Trolls, But You Might Not Like It

Naturally, it was Russia and human right’s groups are not happy. President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed into law a “sovereign internet” bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country’s internet, a move decried by rights groups. I get why they are complaining. Putin has decided that his government will have to the…

The Danger When Politicians Feel The Need to “Do Something” on Encryption

The Danger When Politicians Feel The Need to “Do Something” on Encryption

This time, from Australia, where their anti-encryption law was based, apparently, on a fear that a terrorist attack would occur, and the people blocking this bill would get blamed for it. Husic acknowledged that the tech industry was upset, explaining that Labor had passed the bill because national security agencies had said it was urgent. He…