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One Degree Tuesday February 28 2023

Why Google’s Supreme Court Case Could Rattle the Internet

We’ve all lost countless hours to online recommendation algorithms that suggest we might enjoy watching yet another cat video or following just one more influencer. But in mere months, social media platforms may need to find new ways to keep users engaged—and the Internet might be in for a major overhaul.


It’s Time to Clear Out Your Google Drive and Gmail

Google Drive and Gmail are packed with some of Google’s most popular services. You even get a combined 15GB of storage space for free to use for all those services — which can fill up fast. Google will notify you when you’re close to that limit and ask if you want to buy more storage. Google’s storage plans start at $2 a month, so you might be tempted to pay, but you don’t have to. There are other, free ways to manage your digital space.


Teens turning to social media for mental health advice are self-diagnosing

Young people are increasingly turning to social media platforms like TikTok to diagnose their mental health struggles. CBS News consumer correspondent Ash-Har Quraishi explains how they’re often getting misinformation, and even self-diagnosing with conditions they don’t have.


Google’s news-blocking test in Canada a ‘terrible mistake’, says PM Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday it was a “terrible mistake” for Alphabet Inc’s Google to block news content in reaction to a government bill that would compel the tech giant to pay publishers in Canada for news content.


No more clumpy lipgloss: How TikTok’s ‘deinfluencing’ trend became a marketing tactic

Just a few weeks ago, Lauren Rutherglen’s 10,000 TikTok followers would have expected advice on what beauty products to buy.


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