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I've noticed a recent linguistic shift in some young people, referring to websites as "apps". Reddit is an "app". The college website is an "app". "Which app did you see that on?"

I don't know if this is just shorthand (they likely access sites through an app) or a genuine misunderstanding of what's going on.

I don't want to be dramatic, but I'd lying if I said it didn't concern me a little. The WWW is a great resource which is free and interoperable. (Well we're down to just 2 browser engines now, but that's another matter). It'd be a shame if the WWW withered away, replaced by "apps", because people didn't know what they had.

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Two Worlds, One Sun

Left Image Credit & Copyright: Damia Bouic;

Right Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS; Digital processing: Damia Bouic

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200802.ht #APoD

Watch Micro$oft combine TikTok with LinkedIn and Skype and Hotmail to create the worst social media ever 🍿

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"After The Post published a story... detailing the department’s practices, the acting homeland security secretary, Chad Wolf, ordered the intelligence office to stop collecting information on journalists and announced an investigation into the matter." t.co/O0CZOSKUx0 —@spj_tweets@twitter.com twitter.com/spj_tweets/status/

Who Made Your Mask? We Traced PPE to Uighur Workers in China's Harsh Labor Program
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To End Police Violence We Must Have Economic and Political Autonomy From the State.
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(THREAD) Today Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo unveiled the real nightmare scenario for the 2020 election—and the question of what Trump has le…
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