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Applying for a job in times of corona is a daunting task for any recent, or soon-to-be graduate. This second edition of the 4TU Career Special is full of tips on how it is best approached. Furthermore, written in this magazine: utwente.nl/en/organisation/alu

**Zoom suspends U.S.-based activists' account after Tiananmen event**

"Zoom Video Communications temporarily shut the account belonging to a group of U.S.-based Chinese activists after they held an event to commemorate the 31st anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, the activis…"

reuters.com/article/us-zoom-vi

#news #bot

Less Coronaproof but beautiful performance by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy:

youtu.be/MJF6BunIdF0

Flaming Lips with "racing for the prize" in a completely Coronoproof concert with their signature balloons:

youtu.be/YUCzn_eMFF4

Self-hosted Plausible Analytics in the wild! Even before we completed the easy self-hosted Docker container 😀

Website: cri.dev/

Live stats: plausible.cri.dev/cri.dev?peri

For latest on our self-hosting efforts: github.com/plausible/analytics

Wow! "Head of Google Ads to run Google Search"

Sergey Brin and Larry Page: “We expect that advertising funded search engines will be inherently biased towards the advertisers and away from the needs of the consumers”

coywolf.news/seo/google-ads-se @jon

Social Distancing in Pictures…
Same place, Same time… Two pictures clicked indifferent angles, one with Zoom and other with Wide-angle Lens. How Photography can do the Trick without morphing… Add a misleading narrative too, it can be very Diabolic.
buff.ly/3cTFRWc

Ik blijf het bijzonder vinden dat het overgrote deel van de zendelingen met een nationalistisch geluid amper de eigen taal lijkt te beheersen.

Please boost this instance size poll ! 😄

You are on an instance with a number of users :

#2316 "Hair Growth Rate" 

"Help us deGoogle free and open source software"

Love this initiative! Friends don’t let friends use Google Analytics 👏😍

old.reddit.com/r/privacy/comme

Welcome to the Fediverse @igor

Once you get the hang of it, please consider writing an toot and pin that to your profile.

I recommend @laura 's intro to Mastodon (link below). Tech savvy ppl may even like to glance over the ActivityPub W3C standard to grasp the full power.

I use Pixelfed as another ActivityPub services, a few more interesting ones exist.

laurakalbag.com/what-is-mastod

You may also like my provocation Citizens in Data Land:

mediarep.org/handle/doc/14204

I’ve written a basic intro on how to read RSS in 2020, with some recommendations for feed readers.

(I started writing this a few weeks ago, but now might just be a great time to curate the news you want, and filter out the needlessly overwhelming stuff.)

laurakalbag.com/how-to-read-rs

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Mastodon

The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.