Five Interesting Things: Today’s Scan Hits

Here are some hits and links to some stories that have recently caught our attention. This Bloomberg podcast goes deep into Japan’s current economic state, including the use of robots and automation to replace falling workforce numbers, (Note: podcast.) Speaking of automation and work, this piece discusses how jobs that require “emotional labor” will be…

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Facebook Trending and The Future of Work

A few months back, Facebook came under public scrutiny about how it curated its trending topic feeds, facing allegations that the editors of trending topics were skewing the results against “conservative” news stories. In response, Facebook said it would review how trending topics were curated, and as a result it switched to an all-algorithm-generated trending…