Daily Briefing: August 4

The stat, quote and read you need to start your day right.

Stat

There are far fewer job advertisements in the metaverse than there are legs. According to a study by workforce researcher Revelio Labs, new monthly job ads with the word "metaverse" in the title fell 81% from April to June. The decline in opportunities is likely due to hiring freezes throughout the tech industry, as well as the recent slump of Meta, the poster child for metaverse goals. In Q2, Meta Corp reported its first ever annual revenue decline.

Quote

“The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced.”

After disability advocates condemned it as an ablesit slur that demeans people with spastic cerebral palsy, a representative for Beyoncé confirmed that the word used on her new album will be changed. Lizzo apologized for using the same term in one of her current songs and re-released the song with another phrase just a few weeks ago.

Read

A “quarterlife crisis” is real and normal. Here’s how young adults can navigate it. (New York Times)

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