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Why Everyone’s So Mad at Twitter, Why Kids Should Learn to Write Code, and More in Five for Wednesday

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  1. Changes to the basic timeline in Twitter has some folks hopping mad. It may not be as bad as they think, but there are changes afoot. The Next Web has a great summary.
  2. You might want your kid to start writing code so that she’ll get a good job someday, but there are other reasons why kids should learn to code.
  3. New internet satellites to be deployed in 2019 will bring fast (100Mbps) service to remote areas around the world; they may even get you not to hate paying for WiFi on airplanes.
  4. You can let that old thumb drive continue to collect dust in your desk drawer, or you can send it to people who use them to fight North Korea’s information blackout.
  5. “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind.” Not a Grateful Dead lyric, but written by occasional Dead lyricist (and Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder) John Perry Barlow. Published 20 years ago this week, the “Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace” is still relevant.

Joseph Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a User Experience Designer for the Center for REALTOR® Technology.

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