As discussed previously, this is my weekly Twitter roundup. Note that tweets of articles generally include header images from the articles, which are not included here unless they happen to be available under a free license. Most are not. But I now add most of my commentary here, where I’m not restricted by the message length.

diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week

I also don’t generally attach pictures to posts with quotations.

9:01 – Mon 06 July 2020

Took a day (mostly) away from Twitter.

9:04 – Tue 07 July 2020

The coronavirus is already bursting the tech investment bubble from Fast Company

Major losers from the pandemic include the ride hailing apps: Uber, Grab (in South East Asia), Ola (India), and Didi Chuxing (China). Quite simply, people are not taking taxis. Office sharing businesses such as WeWork (which was, of course, already struggling) are also in trouble with virtually no occupancy.

12:02 – Tue 07 July 2020

I sometimes think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

9:03 – Wed 08 July 2020

How schools criminalize Black students from Futurity

Multiple studies link disciplinary exclusion to dropping out—or what others have better described as being pushed out—and future incarceration.

12:01 – Wed 08 July 2020

There ought to be but one large art warehouse in the world, to which the artist could carry his art-works, and from which he could carry away whatever he needed. As it is, one must be half a tradesman.

Ludwig van Beethoven

9:05 – Thu 09 July 2020

Protest art in the streets of Tripoli: An interview with Lebanese artist Batool Jacob from Global Voices

It consisted of a 3D painting on the ground in the square of the Tripoli revolution. We represented the Lebanese pound falling into the abyss.

12:04 – Thu 09 July 2020

How can you have an educated workforce, how do you equal the economic disparities in this country, if you can’t make college more affordable for those who are struggling to make it?

Tammy Duckworth

9:02 – Fri 10 July 2020

Detroit Police Chief: Facial Recognition Software Misidentifies 96% of the Time from VICE Motherboard

…does not keep statistics on the software’s accuracy in real-world use, and it does not specifically instruct law enforcement how to use the software.

Related: At least a dozen New York police departments claim to have no misconduct records from the last 50 years

…responsive materials, particularly those from the last century, only exist as paper records, requiring time-consuming effort to locate, search, review, and reproduce these materials.

12:05 – Fri 10 July 2020

I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.

Harriet Tubman


Because it accidentally became a tradition early on in the life of the blog, here’s a sixth article that didn’t fit into the week, but too weird to not mention.

‘Threat memory’ from close-up fears may last longer from Futurity

…people who develop PTSD are more likely to have experienced threats that invaded their personal space, assaults, or rapes, or witnessing a crime at a close distance. They’re the people that tend to develop this long-lasting threat memory.

The Trump Administration Is Waiving the Public’s Right to Affordable Coronavirus Treatments from The Intercept

…the four agreements for Covid-19-related products…notably omitted the phrase “on reasonable terms.”

Credits: Header image is Circular diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week from a manuscript drafted during the Carolingian Dynasty.