Does anyone else miss coffee shops? I do. I really miss coffee shops. For much of the last seven years, one of my very favourite things was heading to my local coffee shop after dropping my daughter(s) at nursery, and spending the first working hour of the day catching up on a mix of email and reading over a black americano.
I miss that.
Grabbing a takeaway and doing the same on the iPad by the river has some appeal, but it's not the same.
Anyway, grab a hot beverage of your choice, and a comfy chair somewhere at home, put on some coffee shop sounds and enjoy this quick selection of links.
Let's stop it with the crowded beach stories
One of the default Covid-19 stories has become the "crowded beach" story, as people deprived of foreign holidays crowd onto popular beaches. But there's two problems with these stories: they mis-represent the risk, and distracts from more serious issues.
Nasty people like social media
This should surprise precisely no-one, but at least there's research to back it up now.
Why the semicolon is cool
It is. Really. Here's a really good example of why.
👏 Headline of the day
Hats off to the sub who came up with this.
The "angle" and the risk of creating accidental misinformation
The Covid-19 pandemic is throwing up all sorts of structural weaknesses in the way we report. Here's a really specific example of how a journalist has chosen to frame some reporting — probably for attention reasons — could have some serious consequences.
(This is the sort of post that traditionally gets me into trouble, but has met with general approval, much to my surprise.)
Enjoy your day folks. I'm off on Daddy duty…