Facebook’s struggle to attract young users is only getting worse, according to market forecasts. In its most recent quarterly results, Facebook revealed that its user base had basically come to a halt in North America, and that its daily active users had dropped by 1 million. But Facebook is still getting hit the hardest when it comes to attracting young people. As this chart by Statista shows, the user growth for people under the age of 11 is predicted to be especially dismal for 2018, even despite the site’s popularity compared to Snapchat and Instagram.
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What: The NoRA Initiative–short for No Rifle Association.
Who: Celebrities including Alyssa Milano, Amy Schumer, Constance Wu, and W. Kamau Bell, along with activists Tarana Burke and Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.
Why we care: Nothing makes gun-loving conservatives madder than the outspoken Parkland shooting survivors, with the possible exception of celebrities who are for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons. So card-carrying NRA members will hopefully all be sitting down when they find out that celebrities and activists (David Hogg among them) have joined forces to fight back against the NRA. According to Time, the newly formed No Rifle Association is dedicated to reducing the NRA’s influence on American politics, partly through increased visibility on how much money politicians receive from the organization, and how much they’ve received in the past. The project began with Milano, an integral force in the Time’s Up campaign, who was inspired by the relentless student response to the Parkland shooting. The NoRA Initiative’s efforts will include nationwide art campaigns, voter registration drives, demonstrations, boycotts, and–maybe–a lot of extremely worried politicians suddenly rethinking accepting NRA donations.
I fell into my mission by accident — it certainly seemed like an accident that Wikipedia took off as successfully as it did. It might have been what we wanted and planned for, but that it did take off was as much a surprise to me as anyone. Anyway, Wikipedia’s success led to a discovery about myself, that — at least when it comes to Internet projects — more than anything, I want to develop communities in which people come together to improve the world’s knowledge. I started building online groups on a smaller scale in the mid-1990s, with academic discussion groups. Such… This story continues at The Next Web