Week of July 16, 2018

A few things of note from around the Internet this week…

Leap

Quantum computers are cool.

Behold

Dr. Zeynep Tufekci on what Elon Musk should learn from the Thailand cave rescue.

If Silicon Valley wants to help the world, there is a lot it can do, starting with making its own products safer and its own companies more just. Perhaps most important, it can develop respect for hard-earned expertise in areas other than its own.

Fake

Jeremy Ashkenas writes/codes/visualizes what it looked like last week when Twitter began purging millions of fake users. (Observable is 🔥).

Celebrities like Kathy Ireland and Paul Hollywood, businessmen like Michael Dell, actors like Ryan Hurst and John Leguizamo, the New York Times’ "Frugal Traveler" Lucas Peterson, and even Martha Lane Fox, a prominent member of Twitter's Board of Directors, were all caught with thousands of purchased fake followers.

Incentive

Seth Godin writes about the thinking that goes into the lifetime value of a customer.

If an Apple upgrade breaks your phone and you switch to Android, it costs Apple more than $10,000.

Unexpected