Friday, October 16, 2015

Link roundup

1. "Covert dealings, Embiid's attitude are undermining Philadelphia's 'process'"

Embiid’s lax approach to his rehab and the circumstances surrounding the second foot surgery he needed this past summer — which appears like it will cost him the entire 2015–16 season — has caused the organization much anxiety. The simple task of getting Embiid to consistently wear his walking boot was a challenge for the franchise
2. "Twitter’s newspapery Moments feature assimilates the content of tweets it aggregates on mobile, but hides the vital link back to the publisher’s website without users even knowing."
An original tweet with text or a photo and a link appears as just text and/or photo in Twitter’s mobile apps. The trail back to the publisher’s site where it could actually earn the money to create more of the content Twitter is aggregating gets buried in the rich media bushes.

If a user even suspected there might be more to the tweet, or wanted to get a deeper look at a story, they better get ready for some finger gymnastics. Here’s how it works in Moments on iOS.
3. "Austria’s Wolf Science Center boasts the world’s longest treadmill, designed to study wolves, dogs, and humans as they run together in pairs."