The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

The New York Times:

Lower-income teenagers spend an average of eight hours and seven minutes a day using screens for entertainment, while higher income peers spend five hours and 42 minutes.

En:

“People in this region of the world understand that the real thing is everything that’s happening around big data, AI, and that is not something that you’re going to be particularly good at because you have a cellphone in fourth grade,” Mr. Laurent said.

On Social Media, No Answers for Hate

The New York Times:

Instagram, which was created as a site for people to share curated photos of their food, adorable pets and cute children, has largely avoided scrutiny over disinformation and hate content — especially when compared with its parent, Facebook. But social media researchers said that the site had over the last year become more of a hotbed for hateful posts and videos meant to provoke discord.

A Young Activist’s Advice: Vote, Shave Your Head and Cry Whenever You Need To

Emma González, een tiener die school liep tijdens de Parkland shooting:

On the 16th, I was asked to speak at a gun control rally by a woman on the school board. For what seemed like the first time, adults were treating me and my peers as though they cared about what we had to say.

A Faster and More Flexible Home Page that Delivers the News Readers Want

Heel interessante blik achter de schermen door het Open Team van The New York Times:

Our first round of prototypes were pretty crude: we built them quickly, with the intention of testing our assumptions and throwing most of them away after gathering data. We started out with simple paper prototypes. (Our favorite was a cardboard and paper iPhone we nicknamed “The pPhone.”)