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Welcome to Saturday's edition of Big Revolution. For the benefit of new readers, at weekends I focus
 
January 19 · Issue #322 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Saturday’s edition of Big Revolution. For the benefit of new readers, at weekends I focus on ‘good reads’ while Monday-Friday editions are more in-depth.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • Facebook is working on a meme hub called ‘LOL.’ It’s aimed at teens but apparently feels like an embarrassing dad trying to be 'down with the kids.’
Big weekend reads
The Attention Economy Is a Malthusian Trap The Attention Economy Is a Malthusian Trap
When ‘tech’ is in everything, is 'tech’ even really a thing anymore? The stock market certainly doesn’t seem to think so. And that means tech companies have new challenges to contend with.
Twins get some 'mystifying' results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test
How accurate are those DNA tests that tell you your ancestry? Well, two identical twins got different results, which might tell us something…
A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood now claims to be up and running in 5 cities across the US
“There’s no scientific evidence to suggest that the treatments could help anyone, and several experts who spoke to Business Insider have raised red flags.”
Copy Corner: It’s Time to Stop Taking to Twitter
It seems everyone in the news these days ‘takes to Twitter’ to share their thoughts? But is that really a good turn of phrase? One for the writers among you.
That’s all for today...
Back tomorrow with more weekend reads. See you then!
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