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Rumors of Realness and the Almighty Catfish in Netflix’s The Circle

In a popularity contest worth 100,000 dollars, would you choose to be yourself? Or would you pretend to be someone else, say, someone better-looking or more accomplished? This at least in theory is the question behind Netflix’s The Circle, a reality show where contestants hole up for two weeks with no phones or computers; their […]

Another Week Ends: Robotic Employees, Free Speech Zones, Travel by Bubble, Carnival Culture, More Love, Less Self-Help, and Mary Tyler Moore

1. Ever feel like a robot at work? The good news is, you’re not the only one; the bad news comes from an article by John Harris in The Guardian: “Digital giants are turning workers into robots.” In various places of employment, invasive programs are monitoring work ethic; in other words, a parable of the law. […]