Alternate realitiesIn the old days, a liberal and a conservative (a “dove” and a “hawk,” say) got their data from one of three nightly news programs, a local paper, and a handful of national magazines, and were thus starting with the same basic facts (even if those facts were questionable, limited, or erroneous). Now each of us constructs a custom informational universe, wittingly (we choose to go to the sources that uphold our existing beliefs and thus flatter us) or unwittingly (our app algorithms do the driving for us). The data we get this way, pre-imprinted with spin and mythos, are intensely one-dimensional. (As a proud knight of LeftLand, I was interested to find that, in RightLand, Vince Foster has still been murdered, Dick Morris is a reliable source, kids are brainwashed “way to the left” by going to college, and Obama may yet be Muslim. I expect that my interviewees found some of my core beliefs equally jaw-dropping.)
First-Year Law School Enrollment in U.S. at 40-Year LowTotal enrollment at the 204 law schools approved by the association fell 7 percent from a year ago and 18 percent from the 2010 high, the ABA said. The number of total students is the lowest since 1982, when there were 169 approved schools. Almost two-thirds of the schools reported drops in first-year enrollees, and about 20 percent of those saw declines of more than 20 percent, the ABA said.
Cynk Technology Corp. plans to be a social network that is also based on showing the types of people you are connected with and are associated. However, it's also based on the idea that people should, and will pay to get in touch with people you know. Furthermore, money or donations act as a convenient reason to get in touch with people who can benefit your career or enhance one's life. We believe that people will pay for introductions that are meaningful since it can save or create significant value to someone's life such as to find the right executive, nanny, software developer - or even the right squash player. Instead of paying for a lunch that neither party wants to eat, parties can get down to business knowing that their time has been valued.