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One Degree Wednesday December 2 2020

Highlights of the Trudeau government’s 2020 fall economic update

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled her long-awaited fall economic statement today, updating the federal government’s fiscal strategy for coping with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and shaping the recovery.

CBC

The best Canadian TikTok music moments of 2020

Some forced isolation was all the motivation people needed to channel their lack of a social life into a thriving digital life, with TikTok being one of the platforms of choice. By summer, the social media platform was the most downloaded non-gaming app in the world, and the company says that millions of Canadians use it every single day.

CBC

All the Social Media Giants Are Becoming the Same

THERE IS NO such thing as a new idea. The maxim holds true in Hollywood (honestly, a remake of Mulan?) and in Silicon Valley (“Uber but for X!”), but lately social media companies have taken unoriginality to new levels. Twitter now has Fleets, a rip-off of Instagram Stories, originally copied from Snapchat. Snapchat now has Spotlight, similar to Instagram Reels, brazenly stolen from TikTok. TikTok grew from the ashes of Vine, which was acquired by Twitter, which is now pursuing a concept called Audio Spaces, a carbon copy of Clubhouse.

WIRED

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