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The Community app connects A-listers with their fans—an odd proposition in the era of Covid lockdowns

Illustration of boy sitting on his bed looking at his phone. A wall of posters featuring an American flag, celebrities, stars, and drinks are behind him.
Illustration of boy sitting on his bed looking at his phone. A wall of posters featuring an American flag, celebrities, stars, and drinks are behind him.
Illustration: Isabel Seliger for OneZero


Each year, Chabad rabbis from all over the world gather in Brooklyn. This year, they gathered over Zoom instead.

About 4,000 Rabbis from all over the world gather in Crown Heights Brooklyn to get their picture taken during the annual Kinus Hashluchim in 2012. Photo: ullstein bild/Getty Images


The Color of Climate

New research shows that the people most affected by climate change are also the most concerned

Photo illustration; Image source: Cristian Negroni/500px/Getty Images


From New York to Columbus, Ohio, Slack groups are organizing to help neighbors in need

In this photo illustration a Slack logo seen displayed on a phone with a World map of COVID 19 epidemic on the background.
In this photo illustration a Slack logo seen displayed on a phone with a World map of COVID 19 epidemic on the background.
Photo: Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images


Why I think social media can be good for your mental health if you curate your communities

A side view of a non-binary African American person using their smartphone.
A side view of a non-binary African American person using their smartphone.
Photo: Bobby Coutu/E+/Getty Images


The platform built for neighborhood news often scapegoats the most disadvantaged communities

Illustration: Cathal Duane


Love/Hate

It would hurt their business — but redeem the platform

Illustration: Kouzou Sakai


Photo by Libby March

Inside the big, twisted industry of neighborhood data collection

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