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  • Tuesday Open Thread: What are you looking out for in 2022?
    04 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 14 15
    In our last newsletter we shared what some New_ Public Advisory Board members were looking out for in 2022. On Twitter and in our partner newsletters, we’ve been sharing more responses from contributo...
  • 👁 Lookout for 2022
    02 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to 2022. We’re easing into the new year with a forward-looking collaboration with four other newsletters that we admire. Together, we pinged dozens of amazing people who are thinking about the...
  • ☮️ Lessons from a radical, anti-establishment bulletin board
    19 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 6 0
    This week at a glance: 🚫 Our contemporary, context-less social media is not inevitable 🏖 A sense of place helps ground a network in context 💰 Incentives and funding structures help explain context ...
  • ⛑ Recruiting community leaders to fight misinformation
    12 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    ⚔️The Surgeon General’s toolkit for combating misinformation ⏳Updates Are Available: Revisiting finstas and teens on social Imagine your neighbor seems to have started following conspiracy communities...
  • Tuesday Open Thread: Better Know a Concept
    07 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 25
    We recently introduced a feature to our newsletter called “Better Know a Concept.” Our first example was “Calm Technology,” a concept first thought up in 90’s Xerox PARC and still relevant today. If w...
  • 🏃🏻‍♀️ The digital land run accelerates
    05 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    🔌 Wilfred on the sticker shock and artificial scarcity of digital land 👩🏼‍🌾 Josh considers the types of settlers in the Oklahoma Land Run I’m an unmarried millennial who rents a tiny apartment in ...
  • New_ Public Magazine: Call for Pitches
    29 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 5 0
    The call for submissions is now closed. Thank you for your interest. New_ Public is a nonprofit project seeking to advance the design of healthier digital spaces. Our magazine, launched earlier this y...
  • 🦃 Thanksgiving’s origin is a technology story
    25 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    🌽 Reconsidering Thanksgiving and appropriately valuing Native Tech 🦪 Our interview with Native technologist Amelia Winger-Bearskin This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, a ...
  • 📚 Why fiction is essential to tech
    21 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 5 0
    💭 How speculative fiction fits into our project ✂️ Excerpts of two fiction-forward Magazine pieces 📖 Our final Flash Fiction contest winner! AI can “predict” a lot about us: what songs we might like...
  • 🤔 What comes after the social feed?
    14 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 11 2
    📱 Sara Hendren and her students on feed alternatives 🚦 Physical to Digital: The stroad Facebook introduced the News Feed in 2006, when I was a sophomore in college. I remember the adrenaline hit of ...
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