Tropical rainforests play a vital role in the fight against climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Gabon plans to sell 90 million tonnes of carbon credits, with the hope that the funds raised will go towards conserving its forests and fuel its economy. What are carbon credits and how did Gabon earn […]
There’s something oddly comforting about the idea that “if you’re not paying for the product, you’re the product,” namely, the corollary: “If you can afford to pay for a product, you won’t be the product.” But it’s bullshit. Companies don’t make you the product because you don’t pay — they make you the product because […]
Social media turned you, me, and everyone into broadcasters (if aspirational ones). The results have been disastrous but also highly pleasurable, not to mention massively profitable—a catastrophic combination.
The terms social network and social media are used interchangeably now, but they shouldn’t be. A social network is an idle, inactive system—a Rolodex of contacts, a notebook of sales targets, a yearbook of possible soul mates.