Online harassment is still a major issue. According to new data compiled by Rad Campaign Craigconnects and Lincoln Strategies, the number of people who report being harassed online is down slightly from 2014, but, still, this year “22% of American adults have been bullied, harassed, or threatened online or know someone who has.” When it comes to millennials though, that number jumps to 47%.
Across the board, the biggest jump in harassment comes in the area of politics, which is now nearly twice as common as it was two years ago.
The good news is that some categories of harassment have fallen in recent years: Though political harassment is up dramatically, and there have been small upticks in reports of racial, professional character and classist harassment, categories including sexual, homophobic and religious harassment rates have actually fallen.
And, according to the numbers, this isn’t simply random trolling or interactions with strangers: 72% of millennial knew their harasser personally. Discuss
The upcoming version of Apple's iOS 10 operating system will include a replacement for one of the most controversial emojis: The handgun. Apple will be replacing the handgun icon with a playful-looking bright green water pistol with an orange tip this fall.
As Time notes the handgun icon is not only controversial, but has led to legal troubles for some users, after their messages that used the icon were perceived as actual threats of violence. The new iOS update is also overhauling some other familiar emojis, and will feature more gender diversity in emojis that represent different professions. Discuss
The future is now. A company called Modobag has unveiled their new product that allows travelers to no longer have to worry about long walks between airport terminals. Instead, they can literally just ride on top of motorized suitcases like a true boss.
They’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign, which has (obviously) already surpassed its fundraising goal of $52,000, so there’s a good chance you’ll start seeing business travelers proudly riding atop luggage in airports around the world when they ship in January. The bags cruise at 8 MPH and are already TSA and FAA approved.
Seriously, watch this video. The revolution has begun. Discuss