Here’s what we’re reading today:
1. TTC to decide next week on ride-sharing
“A report going before the transit commission’s board next Wednesday recommends that the agency look into launching a pilot project of an ‘on-demand ride-sharing service concept’ as a potential complement to the public transit system.
“The report asserts that private ‘microtransit’ companies are able to serve ‘niche populations’ more effectively than a large-scale public transit operator, and could be used to connect people in ‘hard-to-serve” areas to the TTC.”
2. ‘I let Facebook’s algorithms run my life for weeks’
“How I destroyed my feed, annoyed my relatives, and maybe even found true friendship in the process.”
+1: After reporting abuse, many Twitter users hear silence or worse
+1: Facebook’s been overestimating key video metrics for two years
3. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has been funding Donald Trump’s meme warfare
“A Silicon Valley titan is putting money behind an unofficial Donald Trump group dedicated to ‘shitposting’ and circulating internet memes maligning Hillary Clinton.
“Oculus founder Palmer Luckey financially backed a pro-Trump political organization called Nimble America, a self-described ‘social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit’ in support of the Republican nominee.”
+1: That idiot on your hunting message board might be Donald Trump Jr.
4. Inside Roger Ailes’ last days at Fox News
“For 20 years, Roger Ailes did as he pleased at Fox News. Then former anchor Gretchen Carlson sued him for sexual harassment—and suddenly Rupert Murdoch, who’d long had his back, wasn’t there. How the most powerful man in cable news was toppled in 16 whirlwind days.”
5. Everybody’s working for the weed-end
“Legal marijuana is most likely to be purchased between 3 and 5 o’clock on Fridays, Headset found. Another quarter of purchases occurred during the traditional happy hours between 6 and 8 o’clock. In another less-than-shocking finding, just 13 percent of purchases are made between 9 and 11 in the morning. The early bird, it appears, does not get the legal weed.”
+1: Craft beer killed day drinking.