Town Pays for Uber Rides, ABCs of News Literacy & More Reading List Highlights

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1. A Beautifully Illustrated Glossary Of Typographic Terms You Should Know

By Janie Kliever

Digest: Design

Curators: Eugenio Monforte, Phillip Chao

Learning the building blocks of typography will help you better understand how to pick a suitable font and apply it effectively within your design projects. Read More

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2. Mobile Apps are Failing Like It’s 1999

By Andrew Chen –

Digest: Go To Market & Growth

Curator: Nathan Monk

Another classic by Andrew. Read More

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3. In a Fake Fact Era, Schools Teach the ABCs of News Literacy

By Issie Lapowsky – Wired

Digest: Education

Curators: Aurelio Jimenez Romero, Deborah Chang, Hrvoje Morić, Jennifer Chin, Jessica Falkenthal

Students in today’s era have a near infinite about of information, as well as misinformation, at their very fingertips. This is what’s driven some schools to educate their students about the very real issues of fake news. According to one teacher, “News has shifted so much. Everyone can be a reporter now. It’s about them realizing you can’t take everything at face value.” With a bigger focus on this type of education, educators hope that this knowledge will arm them for the future and better prepare them to thrive in a new media environment. Read More

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4. 6 Ways Startups Can Build Productive (and Happy) Remote Teams

By Young Entrepreneur Council –

Digest: Young Entrepreneurship

Curators: Lidia Donajczyk-Lipinska, Chas Pulido, Tony Cueva

If you’ve got a good organization and know how to deal with them, then remote working will be perfect with you. Read More

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5. When a Town Pays for Uber Rides Rather Than Creating a Bus System

By PATRICK J. KIGER – How Stuff Works

Digest: Mobility & Transportation

Curators: Timo Hoffmann, Manuel Heckmann, Andy Palanisamy

The Innisfil town government outsourced its public transit needs to on-demand ride service Uber, forging a deal in which it subsidizes a portion of users’ rides within the town’s borders. Read More

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