10 Things and a GIF I Liked Enough to Show You: 4–10 June 2016

This gif gave me life this week.

This gif gave me life this week.

 
  1. Norway is banning gas-powered cars by 2025, which is a beautiful thing.
  2. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey can be kind of clueless.
  3. Twitter is giving us more characters per tweet by not counting links to in-stream content such as photos, videos, GIFs, and polls.
  4. I dug into why Canadians say "about" the way we do, and it has an interesting pronunciation and linguistic history.
  5. The new algorithm-dictated timeline is coming to everyone's feed on Instagram.
  6. Sesame Street is being gentrified, and poor kids and communities are, again, the ones who suffer the consequences.
  7. You can grow a baby chick (video) in a glass without a shell!
  8. Saskatchewan's Premier Brad Wall, who shows little concern for or belief in climate change, thinks the lack of popularity of his fossil fuel investment is a PR problem because Rex Murphy lacks glamour.
  9. Facebook advertising's lax standards can leave users vulnerable to scammers.
  10. The first video game world championship (video) aired on That's Incredible on January 8, 1983.