The bros of Silicon Valley feel awful when they get caught doing something bad. It means they have to issue an apology hinting that they will consider looking into the possibility of conducting an internal audit of their policies. It's not easy to do that. How can they word in it such a way that won't enrage their major investors and shareholders at at the same time assuage the concerns of those they hurt?
Gizmodo presents "Silicon Valley’s Worst Apologies of 2017"
This nightmarish riddle of negation from Jack Dorsey
Last month, Donald Trump retweeted a disturbing and violent anti-Muslim video. Twitter kept the videos up, citing the company’s media policy, which still caused some confusion, so Dorsey tweeted from his personal account to help elucidate things. Only his tweet was barely comprehendible.
“We mistakenly pointed to the wrong reason we didn’t take action on the videos from earlier this week,” he starts, adding that the company is still investigating its policies on the matter. I read that sentence two, nay, three, NAY, four times, stripping it of its negative phrasing in an attempt to better wrap my head around it. “We were wrong” would have sufficed.
A woman in England named Siobhan asked her colleagues to put pop star Mariah Carey’s image on her birthday cake. Instead, she got French physicist Marie Curie on it. Lye writes, “They misunderstood, and [this] is the cake they made her instead. It’s Marie Curie, looking very festive.” Mariah Carey, Marie Curie. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to. Siobhan’s […]
Ariana Grande got a kanji tattoo on her palm she thought meant “seven rings,” but actually means “small charcoal grill.” In an effort to correct the tattoo, she added the kanji character for “finger.” Now the tattoo reads “BBQ finger.” Ariana Grande "fixed" her tattoo…Psych now it means bbq finger😭💀 pic.twitter.com/JfajJ09w95 — Kaii (@kaii03) January […]
Strava is a GPS-enabled mobile app for runners interested in seeing where and how far they ran. It also has a publically-accessible global map, which accidentally disclosed the whereabouts of secret military bases, and even the exercise activity and identities of individual soldiers. From The Guardian: While the heatmap only shows information in aggregate, Strava’s […]
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Need data storage? Join the club. It may still seem like the wild west out there, and for many companies, it’s a tough choice between security and accessibility. Luckily, there’s a platform that gives you a lot of both: Polar Backup Cloud Storage. Whether you’re a busy private citizen or managing valuable company data, Polar […]
There are a lot of different language apps out there because nobody learns anything the same exact way – especially not something as complex as a new language. For some people, the best way is to dive in and start talking, but that’s easier said than done if you’re not around those natives you aspire […]