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July 7 · Issue #132 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Saturday’s weekend-format Big Revolution…
Martin

Big things you need to know today
- Twitter is shutting down accounts at an unprecedented rate, according to the Washington Post. Could this anti-spam fight begin to affect its user growth figures?
- A browser extension that let users customise website layouts has been banned from Chrome and Firefox after it emerged it was collecting users’ full browsing histories in a way that may personally identify individuals. The ‘Stylish’ extension is owned by web and app usage stats firm SimilarWeb.
- Apple has launched a closed beta of its forthcoming Shortcuts app for iOS 12. 9to5Mac has a first look. “One example of using Shortcuts with Siri is creating a Shortcut that grabs your current location, creates an ETA home, enables Do Not Disturb, and then sends a text to your roommate that you’re on your way home, and plays some music. All while you’re getting into your car, and preparing to leave.”
Big weekend reads
Elon Musk Needs to Stop Tweeting Things He Can’t Prove. Elon Musk Needs to Stop Tweeting Things He Can’t Prove.
In the past couple of days, Elon Musk has repeatedly attacked a Business Insider reporter on Twitter. He accuses her of working with a Tesla short-seller, intentionally spreading misleading bad news about the company.
Here, Felix Salmon sets Elon right. “Musk’s harassment of Lopez is obsessive and deranged, to the point at which it should worry every shareholder of any company where he serves as CEO.”
How HQ trivia is trying to turn a viral sensation into a media business
With Facebook breathing down its neck, can HQ Trivia evolve from a fun quiz app into a proper media company?
Meet the Numtots: the millennials who find fixing public transit sexy
I agree with this lot. Fixing public transport is sexy, and something worth getting excited about.
One big tweet
The founding editor of Gizmodo, seemingly putting his hat in the ring to buy it back from current owner, Univision.
Peter Rojas
I would buy Gizmodo from them if they’re interested in selling it. https://t.co/LEQkNdjbfJ
12:08 AM - 7 Jul 2018
That’s all for today...
See you tomorrow!
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