The Insanity of Forcing Tech Companies to Pay For Linking to News

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Reading Time: 6 minutes

I’m sure many of you have already seen the ongoing battle between Facebook, and Google, and the Australian government. The government, mostly at the behest of Rupert Murdoch, is about to pass a law that forces the “big tech” companies to negotiate with news publishers to pay them for the content that is linked to on Google News or on Facebook. 

I’m hear to argue that this is legitimately insane. … Read More

A Completely Non-Scientific View of Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

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Reading Time: 4 minutes

A little over a week ago, I came clean on my other blog, and social media. I admitted that I’m just really not OK.

If you’ve read the post, then you also know that when I mention mental health stigma, I’m not really talking about what happened with my workplace. No, that was exactly what I would want to happen. But, what I noticed was what happened kind of out in public, after the fact.… Read More

Linked: The young and unemployed need better networks

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So, if you are one of those recent college grads looking for work, I’m going to suggest you work every angle you can find, whether it be with virtual alumni groups or other connections through your educational institution, getting involved in LinkedIn groups or other professional online meeting places, or even, gasp, your parents and their friends. You’re going to need connections to people outside of your peer group to get where you want to go. 

And, for the rest of us, where was the last time you had a conversation with someone who fits the description above? Don’t you think it’s time to start leading and raising up the next generation of contributors to your field? What can you do to assist with these shrinking networks for the people who need them the most? … Read More

Soon Your Whole Life Will Be in Microsoft Teams, and That Might Not Be Good

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Reading Time: 2 minutes

This week, Microsoft announced some new features coming for Teams, including some specifically designed to help employees maintain some stress management and avoid burnout. Things like a virtual commute, and a partnership with Headspace for meditations.

Which is interesting for a business collaboration tool, right?… Read More

What I’m Sharing (weekly) Sept. 13, 202

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The Perfect Preservation Letter: A New Guide

Is Flexible Work the New Normal? Survey Says It Is Good For Mental Health

The coming wave of Covid-related age discrimination lawsuits

– Employers need to be vigilant in laying off older workers. “High risk for Covid” and “highly compensated” might by proxies for age discrimination.

Amid COVID-19, people under 30 may finally kill email

Will lawyers be replaced by GPT-3? Yes, and here’s when

Fake LinkedIn Accounts – What to Do and What LinkedIn is Doing

One Ethics Rule Leads to Another: Technology Competence and the Duty of Supervision

Remote Networking as a Person of Color

Burnout Of The Remote Employees And How Can They Counter It

Algorithms are Black Boxes, That is Why We Need Explainable AI… Read More

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