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TED 2019: Twitter boss offers to demote likes and follows

TED 2019: Twitter boss offers to demote likes and follows

Technology
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has again admitted there is much work to do to improve Twitter and cut down on the amount of abuse and misinformation on the platform.He said the firm might demote likes and follows, adding that in hindsight he would not have designed the platform to highlight these.He said that Twitter currently incentivised people "to post outrage".Instead he said it should invite people to unite around topics and communities."It may be best if it becomes an interest-based network," he told TED curators Chris Anderson and Whitney Pennington Rodgers.Rather than focus on following individual accounts, users could be encouraged to follow hashtags, trends and communities.Doing so would require a systematic change tha...
Unhappy with your tax return? How to prepare for 2019

Unhappy with your tax return? How to prepare for 2019

Finance
Tax season has come and gone — at least for the more than 103 million filers who submitted their returns before April 15. This spring marked the first time taxpayers and their accountants submitted tax returns under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The overhaul of the tax code, which went into effect in 2018, increased the standard deduction to $ 12,000 for singles ($ 24,000 for married couples filing jointly), eliminated personal exemptions and curbed a number of itemized deductions. The Treasury Department and the IRS also updated the withholding tables l
Duke Blue Devils freshman Cam Reddish to enter 2019 NBA Draft

Duke Blue Devils freshman Cam Reddish to enter 2019 NBA Draft

Sports
April 11 (UPI) -- Duke Blue Devils freshman Cam Reddish joined teammate RJ Barrett and declared for the 2019 NBA Draft. Reddish announced his decision on social media Thursday and thanked fans and members of the coaching staff for his one season at the school. "This season was epic, and I am so thankful to have had Duke as a part of the foundation that prepared me to play at the next level," Reddish wrote. "Never forget -- I am a Blue Devil for life. Proud to announce that I will be entering the 2019 NBA Draft." Reddish averaged 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 29.7 minutes per game this season. In the NCAA tournament, he averaged 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 blocks per game. Duke reached the Elite Eight before losing to the Michigan State Spartans. On Wedne...
In photos: Notable deaths of 2019

In photos: Notable deaths of 2019

Entertainment
Keith Flint, of the English electronic dance music band The Prodigy, performs during a concert at the 24th annual Les Vieilles Charrues Festival in Carhaix, France on July 18, 2015. Flint died on March 4 at his home in Essex, England at 49 years old. Flint, known for his colorful, spiked hair and high-energy performances, originally joined The Prodigy as a dancer before becoming their frontman. Photo by Hugo Marie/ EPA-EFE Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com