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  1. Dec 2018
    1. one-in-five women in STEM and non-STEM jobs say they have experienced sexual harassment at work

      it happens in any place, any city, any country.

    2. Discrimination and sexual harassment are seen as more frequent, and gender is perceived as more of an impediment

      example of experience with gender bias in stem

  2. Oct 2018
    1. "I am really pleased to see different sites deciding not to privilege aggressors' speech over their targets'," Phillips said. "That tends to be the default position in so many online 'free speech' debates which suggest that if you restrict aggressors' speech, you're doing a disservice to America—a position that doesn't take into account the fact that antagonistic speech infringes on the speech of those who are silenced by that kind of abuse."
  3. Nov 2017
    1. Kris Schaffer distinguishes bots, sockpuppets, and trolls, and talks about how to identify botnets. Twitter and other social media sites should be able to eliminate many of the bogus accounts. But they don't.

  4. Oct 2017
    1. Mike Monteiro's short history of Twitter from the point of view of a long-time user. They went bad when they started tolerating racists for the sake of continued growth. And now Trump's tweets are a genuine threat to the entire world.

  5. Dec 2016
    1. Donna Zuckerberg on replying to writers who are being harassed.

      Helpful responses:

      • "You're doing great work."
      • "I'm sorry this is happening to you."
      • Signal boost, if that's what they want.
      • Support from old friends.
      • Help from close friends and coworkers.

      Less helpful:

      • "That's horrible." (They already know.)
      • "I reported the account." (She feels this doesn't accomplish anything. I think you should always report such accounts. You just don't need to tell the victim about it.)
      • "What has this country come to?" (This sounds like you never noticed racism and sexism until recently.)
      • "Hopefully it will stop soon." (The idea that the harassers have moved on to someone else is not a great comfort.)

      Unhelpful:

      • Don't ask, "What did you expect?"
      • Don't suggest the victim should avoid writing about particular topics.
      • Don't assume you know how they feel.
      • Don't criticize them for showing the threats. (If there's some reason it bothers you, mute or unfollow.)
  6. Nov 2016
  7. Nov 2015
    1. "swatting" - making a hoax call to a police department to trick them into sending a SWAT team to someone's home, business, or school. Apparently, this is not as hard as it should be. The hoaxer typically claims to be, or to know of, a gunman or bomber at the target address. They may say they have hostages, and threaten to kill police officers.

      The article is about one Canadian teenager who duped US police departments into sending SWAT teams to people's homes around 40 times.

  8. Sep 2015
    1. It used to embarrass me at first but you get used to it.

      Male or female, you shouldn't have to "get used to it". The work environment which is basically an area of the "built environment" that we are using to perform jobs should be one where employees are comfortable.