Why you shouldn’t build your nest on Twitter

To ensure its long-term survival, Twitter needs make sure that its customers come to their feed frequently enough, and stay online long enough, to see, read, and perhaps engage with these sponsored tweets—at almost all costs.

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Descartes: sleep and instincts

RenĂ© Descartes, French polymath and founder of entire academic disciplines, also spent years seeking the physical location of the soul — and thought he’d found it. It’s understandable in context: Descartes wanted to understand sensory perception, cognition and the mind; he equated the latter two things with souls, but recognized that cognition must also have […]