- Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:00:08 +0000: 4 messages that job postings send talent by mistake - Mashable
Erin Kissane of Knight-Mozilla OpenNews recently took an informal survey on Twitter with a simple question:
Straw poll: If you’re a woman or minority in your field, what language turns you away from job descriptions? Language that feels inviting?
— Erin Kissane (@kissane) November 14, 2014
See also: 10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your Resume
The answers, which Kissane logged in Storify, were insightful and addressed quite a few topics. Some of these things employers may be communicating on purpose. Some, not so much.
"Get ready for long hours"
Good help can be hard to find, but implying that a job requires 80-hour weeks can spook talent. If that's what you want, so be it, but be careful and be upfront. Buzzwords like "ping pong" or talking up the in-office perks can make it seem like you expect people to live at the office. Read more...More about Hiring, Business, and Career Advice
- Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:59:25 +0000: Police shooting unarmed black men is nothing new - Mashable
As Ferguson braces for the grand jury's decision on whether to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson with criminal charges related to the shooting death of Michael Brown—and the protests expected to follow—Mashable has chronicled several previous instances of unarmed black men killed by police figures.
The video above shows the 1992 Rodney King beatings and subsequent riots in Los Angeles, along with the 2006 and 2009 killings of Sean Bell in New York the night before his wedding and Oscar Grant at Fruitvale Station Oakland. Trayvon Martin's death in Florida at the hands of neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman is also highlighted. Read more...More about Us World, Us, Police Shooting, and Ferguson Protests
- Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:10:47 +0000: Logitech's Case+ takes your iPhone 5S to the next level - Mashable
Bill Gates was wrong: The computerized hub for our lives isn’t the PC. The smartphone is
Don’t be too hard on the guy...he was only half wrong. The smartphone is still a computer, and a very personal one at that. And as they get more powerful, our phones will soon make Batman’s utility belt look like child’s play. Today you can control locked doors, pay for purchases, watch movies, and even start some cars, all from a simple phone
See also: 11 Sleek iPhone 6 Cases and Accessories
But it isn’t the perfect Leatherman — far from it. The iPhone 5 and 5S are small, fragile, and run out of juice before you’ve finished that first cup of coffee. Logitech’s Case+ helps MacGyver the iPhone in every way that matters. If you're running around with an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you'll have to wait for your turn at the accessory game. Thankfully plenty of us haven't parted with our 5/5S, because it's still so darn good Read more...More about Mobile, Gadgets, Reviews, Logitech, and Tech
- Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:46 +0000: This soccer goalie is so good, it hurts - Mashable
Think soccer is a dull game when it's low scoring? Try this sketch on for size.
The comedy nerds at YouTube channel Studio C are behind this imaginary penalty shootout between the Yale Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels, in which one goalkeeper keeps coming back for more punishment — but manages to win the game regardless.
In one week, the video has amassed more than 5.7 million views on YouTube — fake British accents and lowbrow humor notwithstanding.
- Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:38:34 +0000: This cardboard cutout of Bob Dylan has its own Instagram - Mashable
Say you're an avid Bob Dylan fan who comes upon a cardboard cutout illustration of your folk idol at a concert one night. If you're like the Instagram user behind Flat Bobby, you photograph that Bob Dylan cutout on a cultural tour of the key places that led to Dylan's massively successful career.
The Instagram project has traveled surprisingly far to capture Flat Bobby in his natural habitat, including the Newport Folk Festival where Dylan first went electric in 1965 and the site of his first New York City apartment.
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