Flash Reads Nov '19

In this month's issue...

1. Laughing OnLine

'lol' and 'haha' are ubiquitous in present-day text culture. They're useful in all situations, like softening the blow after sending a risky text, dispelling awkwardness or even to show appreciation for a humorous comment. From 'lol' to 'roflmao', this data-backed guide covers the ins and outs of digital laughter.

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2. Curation Should Be A Feature, Not A User Interface

Recommendations have quickly become the name of the game for modern UI interfaces. It's on every media consumption platform, and even social media where chronological timelines have made way for algorithmic based content. But is curation really all that good?

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3. I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb

Once touted as the next big thing for tourism, Airbnb has had several run ins with legislature across the globe. Now, it seems some users of the site have been running a syndicate-esque operation to cheat unsuspecting customers. Yikes.

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