Category: Social

Social Distancing Banners in Games Should Concern You…Eventually
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Social Distancing Banners in Games Should Concern You…Eventually

Social distancing is one of the most important weapons countries have against COVID-19. The UK Government has started putting messages promoting the practice into certain video games. While this is a wise decision and an important tool for conveying information, it might cause some problems in the future. Social distancing is an important practice right…

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Social Distancing at Democrat Debate in Coronavirus Era: No Handshake
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Social Distancing at Democrat Debate in Coronavirus Era: No Handshake

The first one-on-one debate between 2020 Democrat presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday reflected the “social distancing” taking place in American society in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The candidates did not shake hands but did an “elbow bump” when taking the stage, and the podiums…

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Kenyans Use Social Media to Fight Coronavirus
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Kenyans Use Social Media to Fight Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is exposing China’s dangerous influence over the Kenyan government. Kenya’s President allowed Chinese airlines to bring hundreds of potentially infected passengers into the country. Kenyan netizens use social media to mount an online rebellion. They strong armed their government into stopping flights from China. Kenyan netizens take matters into their own hands…

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Financing for social impact and climate businesses gets a billion dollar boost with new KKR fund
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Financing for social impact and climate businesses gets a billion dollar boost with new KKR fund

KKR, the multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy investment firm, has closed on over $1.3 billion for companies focused on social and environmental challenges. KKR Global Impact says its fund will focus on identifying and investing in companies worldwide where preformance and social impact are intrinsically aligned. Specifically, the fund will invest in companies in the lower middle…

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Social Media Cries Foul over Delayed Iowa Caucus Results
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Social Media Cries Foul over Delayed Iowa Caucus Results

Individuals on both sides of the political aisle are crying foul over the Iowa State Democratic Party attributing the delay in results to “quality control,” sparking further suspicion of what some Democrats fear is a rigged election. The Iowa State Democratic Party on Monday attributed the delay in the Iowa caucus results to “quality control,” claiming…

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Social Media Uses Super Bowl Pepsi Half Time to Push Racial Division
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Social Media Uses Super Bowl Pepsi Half Time to Push Racial Division

Aside from those wondering just what the heck Shakira was doing with her tongue during Super Bowl LIV’s Pepsi halftime show, one of the most posted social media comments was attempts to deepen racial division in the country. A scroll through Twitter, for instance shows thousands of users claiming some people, particularly white people, must…

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Gorsuch: Social Upheaval if Sex Discrimination Laws Cover Gays, Trans
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Gorsuch: Social Upheaval if Sex Discrimination Laws Cover Gays, Trans

The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments on two cases that ask the court to expand the sex discrimination protections in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to cover homosexuals and transgenders. Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia and Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarada were brought by homosexual men who claimed they were…

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Social radio startup Stationhead moves beyond live broadcasts
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Social radio startup Stationhead moves beyond live broadcasts

Stationhead, the mobile app that turns its users into streaming radio DJs, got a big upgrade today. Where Stationhead DJs were previously limited to broadcasting live, they can now record their shows, making them available on-demand for anyone to listen later. The idea behind Stationhead is to democratize and recapture the personality of traditional radio…

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