Blog Roundup

What I’m Reading – May 21, 2024

When Online Content Disappears (Pew Research Center) “A quarter of all webpages that existed at one point between 2013 and 2023 are no longer accessible, as of October 2023. In most cases, this is because an individual page was deleted or removed on an otherwise functional website.”

Putting numbers and data to something we all experience! And as marketers and web professionals, we can do our best to ensure an up-to-date experience for our website visitors by maintaining our websites regularly.

They turned cattle ranches into tropical forest — then climate change hit (The Verge) “More than 190 countries have recently committed to restoring 30 percent of the world’s degraded ecosystems under the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. Billionaire philanthropists are pledging to support those efforts. What’s happening here in the ACG says a lot about what it takes to revive a forest — especially in a warming world.”

Long Read. Good Read.

President Joe Biden to announce AI data center at failed Foxconn site in Wisconsin (The Verge) “The Microsoft project, which the White House estimates will create an estimated 2,300 union construction jobs and up to 2,000 permanent jobs, is part of Biden’s Investing in America initiative.”

The Foxconn-Wisconsin debacle continues? Hopefully, the people of Wisconsin can finally see light at the end of this long tunnel of broken promises from both foreign companies and the White House.

Why Your Vet Bill Is So High (The Atlantic) “Veterinary-industry insiders now estimate that 25 to 30 percent of practices in the United States are under large corporate umbrellas, up from 8 percent a little more than a decade ago. For specialty clinics, the number is closer to three out of four.”