Freshly Picked: Weekly Link Roundup May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016


We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.

Newsy and Resourceful

Bloomberg: Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit
“The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the next two weeks” (read)

Wired: Of Course Facebook Is Biased. That’s How Tech Works Today
“the social networking giant is not alone in struggling to walk a hair-thin line down the middle in what is already a historically polarized election season.” (read)

Timecamp: Free Apps That Will Increase Your Productivity
“There are many different types of apps that can help you with your productivity. While there are many paid apps that can do the trick for you, there is nothing better than going for something that is free.” (read)

Thought-Provoking

New York Times: The Busy Person’s Lies
“A December Gallup poll found that 61 percent of working Americans said they did not have enough time to do the things they wanted to do. Some of us feel this more acutely than others: A 2015 Pew Research Center survey found that 9 in 10 working mothers said they felt rushed all or some of the time.” (read)

Help Scout: The Psychological Benefits of Writing
“Laziness with words creates difficulty in describing feelings, sharing experiences, and communicating with others. Being able to flesh out thoughts in your mind only to have them come stumbling out when you speak is supremely frustrating. Fortunately, regular writing seems to offer some reprieve.” (read)

Vanza: How Two Women of Color Changed the Stock Photo Game for Good
“Our focus was to say to others, hey, we created this but you can play off it and create your photo shoot or idea and make it better. The goal was to inspire others to start their own projects. I’m all for people iterating off our original idea.”(read)

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Being Boss: Gain Back Control of Your Work & Life By Saying No
“Say ‘no’ to all the fluff and focus on what matters.” (read)

A Little Levity 🙂

Priceonomics: What is the Internet’s Favorite Book?
“If you ask a book reviewer or look at any of the “Best Book” lists compiled by critics, you would say War and Peace. But what if you asked everyday readers on the Internet?” (read)

Contently: 13 Classic Works of Literature With Upworthy Titles
“On a rainy Thursday morning, Contently’s editorial staff cleared our calendars for an hour to dive down the rabbit hole of sensationalism. ” (read)

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Content Director, FreshBooks Jane Flanagan is the Content Director at FreshBooks.