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San Francisco Votes To Raise Minimum Wage To $15
San Francisco will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the course of three years after residents voted in the pay hike Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The city’s minimum wage will increase to $12.25 per hour in May 2015 and to $13 per hour in July 2016. From there, the wage will go up by one dollar every year until July 2018 when it lands at $15 per hour, bringing the annual pay for a minimum-wage employee working full time to $31,000.
When announcing the measure in June after convening with activists, business representatives and city leaders, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (D) said the city’s current $10.74 minimum wage “doesn’t cut it.”
The wage hike is a major step in addressing the city’s extreme economic inequality, triggered in part by the growth of Silicon Valley technology companies and the influx of their high-paid employees pricing out lower-income residents. One study this past summer found that the city’s income disparity was comparable to that of developing countries in Central America and sub-Saharan Africa.
San Francisco is already the city with the highest minimum wage, and passage of the wage increase will help it keep that placement. In the same month the city’s ballot measure was introduced, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance gradually raising that city’s minimum wage to $15, set to start taking effect in April 2015.
Government crackdown on 'notspots'
The government plans to make mobile operators improve patchy coverage around the country.
Facebook government requests up 24%
Requests by governments for Facebook’s user data are up by nearly a quarter in the first half of the year compared to the previous six months.
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Lessons Learned From a $15,000 Facebook Ad Campaign
We recently wrapped up a month-long Facebook Ad campaign with a client who had a simple goal: to significantly grow their Facebook likes in 30 days. The campaign allowed us to learn a few key lessons about optimizing Facebook ads that we think are worth sharing.
Our campaign objective was gaining page likes, and therefore the key success metric was cost per page like (CPL), which steadily decreased from $1.00 to $0.32 throughout the campaign. Here are some tactics that contributed to this trend:
Cast your net wide and be open to changes
We started our campaign with 11 images and a few captions per image. We tested the success of each image/caption combo and were able to narrow our materials down to two highly successful images. We were surprised by their success — these two images far outperformed other images that we thought would be more successful. We also concluded that shorter captions and images that communicate immediacy work far better. This makes sense, given the short attention span of the average Facebook browser.
Custom audiences work best, but there are a few workarounds
If you have a custom audience (i.e. an email list), that is usually your best target audience. You can then expand it by building a lookalike audience. However, if that’s not the case:
Go for the low-hanging fruit: when you are building your target audience, if possible try to optimize for a cohort that skews in favor of liking pages and engagement with posts.
Given our strategy and size of the budget, we quickly noticed that a larger target audience resulted in lower CPL. Ideally, we would like to compare our results with the CPL of highly targeted ads with a specific “hook” tailored to a target audience with a unique interest or behavior. Stay tuned!
Lookalike audiences are powerful, but it is unclear exactly who you’re reaching, as Facebook hides that information. This lack of transparency makes it difficult to be sure you’re capturing an audience that is actually going to be interested in your company.
All these recommendations can be implemented from the “Audience Insights” page, which is found in the left-hand menu of “Manage Ads”.
Facebook likes are only valuable if you can build engagement
It’s easy to think that many Facebook followers result in a successful page. But the number of followers is actually more indicative of the page’s potential reach – your page will only achieve its full potential if posts have high engagement. If not, Facebook will not feed your content to your fans.
Giuseppe Crosti is the founder of SocialProvidence, a social media marketing agency that focuses on growth and engagement. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.
Gay Serial, <i>The Prospectives</i>, Uses Instagram to Tell the Story of Gay Men in a Brand-New Way
Author Adam Hurly (photo credit: Nate Poekert)
I was recently introduced to The Prospectives, a story, written by Adam Hurly, that follows a gay man making his way in New York City. Hurly is garnering attention not only because he’s telling a great story but because of the platform he’s using to tell it: Instagram. Every week a new part of this serial unfolds, paired with an illustration by Sam Kalda. I sat down with Hurly to talk about this exciting project:
Phillip Miner: Why did you choose Instagram for telling this story?
Adam Hurly: A couple things came into play at once. First, I wanted to write something that people could read without having to go out of their way. I wanted to find them where they already were looking. Also, telling a story in small pieces seemed like a manageable endeavor. I had heard about an app called Wattpad; essentially it’s a bunch of teenage girls writing fan fiction or romantic stories. And there are some 20-year-old writers on there who have millions of readers. Between classes they’d go publish a chapter — unedited and with typos. Within hours they would have thousands of comments. I looked at what they were doing and thought, “They’re pacing their creative projects in a really healthy way.” The platform wasn’t for me, but I thought I could adapt it to Instagram easily, so long as I had the perfect visuals. I immediately thought of illustrator Sam Kalda, a childhood friend and fellow Brooklyn resident.
PM: How did you come up with the story?
AH: It was fairly easy. It’s basically about people I might encounter in my own life and draws from the many experiences that my friends and I have had. This itself isn’t a unique idea. My job was to create the characters and nuances and to tell a story that makes accurate observations, all while retaining a plausible plot. The difficult part is in making those observations without trying to arrive at any conclusions. I want readers to sometimes admire and sometimes despise these characters. I need it to feel human and sincere to modern times.
PM: You do a good job of that. The Prospectives really mirrors being gay in New York City right now.
AH: Thanks! I’m happy you think so. I want this piece to be a time capsule. To do that I have to accurately represent how people communicate. There’s a lot happening with phones: Characters are communicating — or miscommunicating — via texting, they’re cruising Grindr and chatting with men who then ignore them in the bar, or they’re flirting with some guy in person who is too distracted by his hookup app to give him proper attention.
PM: All of this has happened to me.
AH: Me too! I passed someone on the street, and we looked each other in the eyes, recognized each other from apps, and we nodded at each other, like, “Oh, hello. You’re the guy who lives 967 feet away from me.” We both smiled in acknowledgment; it felt really neighborly. I think that’s the way it should be. I’ve also passed this guy on my block with whom I went on a date and then texted for a couple weeks after, and even though we both faded out amicably, he totally ignores me as if we’ve never met. I really don’t understand it. I don’t lose any sleep over that, but it’s such curious behavior.
PM: More than just apps, I noticed many different types of gay relationships are represented in The Prospectives. Was that intentional?
AH: Very much so. I try to use all of these characters to show different aspects of dating and sex. The main character, Eric, has dated two different people at this point. This first guy is his age and demographic, but the relationship isn’t taking off because of intimacy issues and the allure of hookup culture. Then Eric dates a much older man he finds attractive because he sees an ideal future version of himself. Conversely, I think the older man, Simon, is attracted to Eric’s potential.
Adam Hurly and Sam Kalda (photo credit: Daniel Seung Lee)
PM: I noticed that identity was an important theme throughout your story.
AH: Yes. First of all, the name “The Prospectives” works on two levels. Most obviously it takes place in Prospect Heights, but more importantly each of the main characters is a “prospective” something. They’re all teeming with potential to affect their communities and industries. Because the story takes place in New York, a lot of this transformation occurs around work. In New York, your job is your identity; the first thing people ask is “What do you do?” A lot of people come here to define themselves professionally. These main characters are on that wavelength. They’re here to work hard. They’re here to make an impact that ultimately benefits their life. They’re in their late 20s, finding more responsibilities at work that affect their personal lives. This can only affect the way they see the world and the way they interact with one another. For example, the main character is given a fake name by his boss. This person with a different name becomes this really ugly version of himself, but a version who’s successful in his field. I spend a lot of time developing how he tries to hold on to his original identity and take the lessons he’s learned and try to branch out in his own direction. At the heart of all of this is exploring how identity is resultant of where these characters came from and where they’re going. It’s a story about growing up and how we adapt to a push-and-shove environment when we are most dynamic and susceptible. I think about this every day: The longer I live here, the more callous I am. However, I am also more sincere and more confident. I’m originally from South Dakota, and I feel further away from that mild-mannered foundation each day, for better or for worse. I’m just trying very hard to keep it in my rearview as my foot is pushing hard on the pedal.
You can check out episodes 1, 5, and 7 in the slideshow below, and you can check out the entire series at theprospectives.com or on Instagram @theprospectives.
New 'Grand Theft Auto' Offers First-Person Perspective For The First Time
New versions of “Grand Theft Auto V” will now feature a first-person mode, according to an announcement by Rockstar Games on Tuesday.
That means you’ll have the option of viewing events in the game as if you were the character in the game world. So you’ll be really up close to violent shootouts on the fictional streets of Los Santos. Like, really close:
You’ll have an easier time taking photographs with the in-game smartphone:
There will be more immersive car chases:
And flying sequences will feel even crazier:
The addition of a first-person perspective will only be available on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, out November 18, and the PC version, which is coming January 27.
GTA animation director Rob Nelson told IGN: “I don’t think we could’ve put it in the [last-generation version] because we were too busy making the game. We were too busy working on our third-person controls and the missions.”
The change brings “Grand Theft Auto” more in line with this season’s main competitor, “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” which features first-person gameplay.
The new version of “Grand Theft Auto V” will still allow for the franchise’s “third-person” gameplay — i.e. when players control a character from a behind-the-shoulder vantage point — you’ll just now have a choice. There also are additional graphical improvements and gameplay tweaks.
The game is still rated “M for Mature” for “intense violence,” “blood and gore,” “nudity,” “mature humor,” “strong language,” “strong sexual content” and “use of drugs and alcohol,” according to the Entertainment Software Rating Board.
Karlie Kloss Proves It: Coding Is Officially in Style!
A video posted by @karliekloss on Aug 8, 2014 at 11:58am PDT
AOL’s millennial site, Cambio.com, launched its latest initiative with Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization that is committed to closing the gender gap in the technology and engineering sections. As part of the partnership, five of the group’s alumnae worked on a complete Cambio.com site overhaul and while some may consider coding a nerdy past-time, we know of at least one supermodel who is on board with the tech skill: Victoria’s Secret’s own, Karlie Kloss.
After having posted an image of herself learning how to code back in August, Karlie took to social media once again this past weekend to show her support of the tech world, this time tweeting a special message of congratulations to the Cambio team. “The future of technology will be #BuiltByGirls! Congrats to the @GirlsWhoCode alumnae who rebuilt @cambio,” wrote the budding supermodel-mogul. Little did we know, she wasn’t the only super taking note of the Girls Who Code. Just days before her annual Halloween bash, Heidi Klum shared her support of the initiative with her 2.6 million followers along with such other notables as Maria Menounos, Michelle Phan, Kate Walsh and Rachel Roy.
So, nerdy, square– call it what you will, but these supers agree: coding is now officially in style!
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Critics Accuse District Of Having A Racist Social Media Program
A program to monitor the social media use of public school students in Huntsville, Alabama has drawn accusations of racism after 86 percent of the students expelled under the program were black.
The school district is pushing back against such criticism, saying that investigators did not know the race of the students they were monitoring.
Over the weekend, Alabama Media Group reported that Huntsville City Schools paid $157,000 to have Chris McRae, a former FBI agent, work on the district’s security program and investigate the social media activity of students.
Fourteen students were ultimately expelled last year as a result of the social media monitoring. Twelve of those students, or 86 percent of the group, are black. Overall, 78 percent of the students who were expelled from the district last year are black, although black students only account for 40 percent of the district’s population, said Alabama Media Group.
In response to these numbers, local county Commissioner Bob Harrison told AMG that he thinks the social media monitoring program is “effectively targeting or profiling black children in terms of behavior and behavioral issues.”
However, Keith Ward, director of communications for Huntsville City Schools, told The Huffington Post that McRae would only monitor the activity of a particular student after receiving a tip to do so from teachers or administrators. Ward said McRae did not “even know initially the race [of the student] that’s been identified” when he would start an investigation.
Ward added that before the district expels a student, administrators review the student’s records and past disciplinary infractions. He denied there was any basis to the accusation that the district’s expulsions have unfairly targeted black students.
“We’ve got staff members that are principals, and [who] work in student support services, that are [...] involved in these cases, that are African-American,” said Ward. “They’re strictly basing everything on the evidence that’s presented.”
He also said McRae was not paid the $157,000 in full, with some of the money going to the consulting agency that employs him.
According to local media outlet WHNT, district Superintendent Casey Wardynski said that the social media monitoring is part of a district program called Students Against Fear, which he said increases precautionary safety measures in the district.
Wardynski said the program’s procedures are ”not unique to any school. It’s not unique to any set of children,” according to WHNT.
The 'Drop It Like It's Hot' Video Without Music Is A Lot Of Weird Lip-Smacking
What would Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams’ “Drop It Like It’s Hot” music video sound like if they dropped the all the music from the track? Well, now you can find out.
Austrian sound designer Mario Wienerroither — as part of his hilarious “Musicless Musicvideo” series — has stripped all the melody and lyrics from the video and replaced them with sound effects of his choosing.
And the verdict? Weird. Lip-smacking, tap-dancing weird. And yet, wonderful.
H/T Tastefully Offensive
Here's How Online News Sites Are Covering Election Night
With all the new online media websites out there today, TV news is no longer the only place Americans can go to get their fix of midterm election polls, updates, results and other totally random Election Day stories.
So, with election night finally upon us, we wanted to take a look at how those sites are covering the big night.
The Huffington Post:
Of course, if you’re so, so sick of election talk and never want to think about it ever again, we direct you here.
Your Guide For Using Emoji Stickers In Real Life
We all know emoji are taking over the virtual world. But did you know they’re taking over real life too?
That’s right, emoji stickers are now a thing. So in the same way we no longer have to use “words” when texting, we can now avoid conversations in real life, too.
Emoji stickers pack includes all the emojis found on most mobile devices
We obtained some of these emoji stickers and quickly discovered the possibilities with these things are essentially endless. Here are just some of the ways you can use emoji stickers in your daily life. But believe us, there are many, many more.
Use Stickers To Decorate
Assign Them To Objects And People Based On How You Feel About Them
If you read a great book, give it a and pass it on to a friend. If you see a cute guy/girl at a party, don’t bother with a cheesy pick up line — just slap a sticker on his forehead and call it a day. Okay, that’s a little creepy. Maybe don’t do that. But you get the point.
Trade Them With Friends
Say, for example, you like the emoji but you love the emoji. Perhaps your friend, who loves the emoji, would trade you. It’s just like trading Pokémon cards except these cards are deeply rooted in Japanese culture and they aren’t cards at all. They’re stickers! Sidebar though, they should make a Pikachu emoji.
Make An Emoji Guide
You can take the sheets of stickers, bind them and voila! You have a comprehensive guide of all the emojis in order. What more could you possibly want? What more could you possibly NEED?
So embrace the fact that emoji are here to stay and release them from the confines of your smartphone keyboard. Now if only they would come to life. Hopefully that’s next .
Emoji stickers can be purchased at Emoji Stickers.
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Watch Polar Bears Live On Camera As They Wait For The Big Freeze
Video from explore.org
It’s Polar Bear Week again! That means it’s time to indulge in hours of a polar bear live-stream during the annual bear migration to Churchill, a little town on the edge of Canada’s Hudson Bay.
Thanks to an initiative by explore.org, Polar Bears International and Frontiers North Adventures, you can watch the polar bears live every day or catch the highlights after night falls. With a little luck, you could catch the bears cuddling with their cubs or sparring, like the bears below. The cameras can move to different locations aboard roving “tundra buggies” to catch all the action.
Video from explore.org
While these bears are cute and fun to watch, they’re facing tough times thanks to climate change. Every year, the bears wait on the edge of Hudson Bay for the water to freeze over so they can resume hunting seals on the ice. But the ice in the bay is melting sooner in the spring and taking longer to form in the fall, cutting the polar bears’ hunting season short. According to Polar Bears International, this lack of food has caused the Western Hudson Bay population to drop 22 percent in the last 30 years. Other studies have shown polar bears decreasing in size over the years.
While you keep an eye on the polar bears as they wait for the big freeze, the cam’s partners hope you’ll take the next step to help polar bears by speaking up about polar bears and cutting down your personal greenhouse gas emissions.
2 Ways Big Data Can Make You Happier
I’ve heard a lot of crazy things in Silicon Valley, but this one is new. Apparently, big data can make you happier.
That’s the new claim according to Stefan Weitz, Senior Director of Search at Microsoft, and author of the new book Search.
I’ve looked into Weitz’s points… and they make complete sense.
Weitz explains that the digital world is currently being rebuilt inside our massive computing systems, which help run search engines. Every person, place, and thing–and all the relationships in between–are being cataloged.
Think about how much data that is. It’s nearly 4 Zetabytes this year alone – enough to fill 130 billion 32GB iPads. (Yes, you read that right: 130 billion.)
You see, this isn’t just big data–it’s comprehensive data. It provides a more complete picture of our physical world than ever before possible, and with that comes certain capabilities that computing systems can harness.
Suddenly, our phones:
are telling us when to leave the house to make our friend’s concert in time
can arrange a driver to take us there
and remind us to pick up a hat at the store on 7th on our way to the venue
…all without us doing anything.
What happens when our minds are freed from all the minutiae of our daily lives?
Weitz’s claims that this newfound efficiency ushered by big data will make us happier, for two reasons:
Because we will no longer have to burden our already crowded minds with things to do or remember, we will be able appreciate the present more fully.
Buddhist monks talk about how happiness comes from being in the “present moment.” Well, the more big data frees up our to-do lists (now that apps like Humin can remember who you know, and how you know them), the more peace-of-mind we can have.
The second reason borrows from Barry Schwartz’s book The Paradox of Choice, in which he contends that the more choices we have, the less happy we are. It’s counter-intuitive. One would assume that more choices is a better situation–but the reality is that having 24 choices of organic toothpaste actually causes us to suffer from decision paralysis. And then when we do choose one, we are likely to suffer decision-regret.
New advances in big data and search technology will ease our decision making process, because eventually, the data may know your preferences better than you do yourself.
As we offload our basic tasks to our digital assistants, freeing our crowded minds and letting us focus more on things we love–we will be led to a new era of insight, efficiency, and ultimately, happiness.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
If you’re curious about where the world of search tech and big data are going–and if you want to stay ahead of the next technological wave–take a look at Weitz’s new book Search: How the Data Explosion Makes Us Smarter.
In it, he chronicles the progression of search from something we use to find sites on the web, to a fully digital, omniscient version of the human brain (yes… search engines are currently being programmed to make decisions like the human brain).
I just finished reading the book, and I feel smarter already.
Alex Banayan is the author of a highly anticipated business book being released by Crown Publishers (Random House, Inc.) The book chronicles his five-year quest to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Steven Spielberg, and a dozen more of the world’s most successful people to uncover the secrets of how they launched their careers.
To get exclusive content from the book and the latest from Alex’s adventures, click here to join his Inner Circle email community.
Yantra 3.0, an Art/Science/Tech Festival, Is All Set to Launch in Kathmandu
The press meet unfolded as organic guided tours. There were no formal presentations or copious note-taking; no specific starting time. As journalists strolled into Karkhana’s work-space in Gyaneshwar, representatives from the company and participating artists accompanied them in groups of twos, threes or more as they walked through a faux-gallery space in Karkhana’s newly constructed front wing.
Visitors got visual sneak-peeks and read about the various exhibits of Yantra 3.0, an Art / Tech / Science festival, which will launch in Kathmandu on November 8. One of the exhibits, “Mane”, is a collaboration between Artree Nepal, a visual artists collective, and Karkhana, an education company and makerspace. The artists and engineers have repurposed the mane, a traditional prayer wheel, as a user interface for animation. Using a prototype, Artree founder Sheelasha Rajbhandari demonstrated how, when one turned the prayer wheel, images were projected on a wall. She is working on a nine-feet mane sculpture which will be unveiled at Nepal Art Council next week at Yantra 3.0 ‘s first event, the Art + Tech exhibit.
This interdisciplinary approach – where tradition coalesces with technology and art with science – is at the heart of Yantra 3.0. Their mission is to educate, engage and inspire students and professionals in Kathmandu where rapid modernization and introduction of new technology is causing several kinds of disconnections – between generations, curricula and systems. “Our societal traditions and technology have not been able to integrate,” state Artree Nepal. They collaborated with Karkhana to fill this gap. The engineers at Karkhana have used Arduinos, xBee wireless processing and sensors to “appropriate, both in form and function, an ancient totem pole to present a contemporary message.”
“As Nepal’s technologists architect new modes of living for the ever increasing number of people in our cities and towns who come into the realm of technology, it is important for us to provoke them to reflect on their motivations. An interaction with artists, who are trained in technological practices, is the best means to bringing about this reflection” says Sakar Pudasaini, founder of Karkhana, explaining Yantra’s approach for 2014.
At its inception, Yantra, which was started by the Robotics Association of Nepal in 2012, was a robotics competition. Now in its third year, the competition will take place on November 14 as the second event of the festival.
Throughout this one week festival that features four main events, local enthusiasts will work with foreign visitors and colleagues. International experts Masakazu Takasu (TeamLab, Japan) and Tom Igoe (Arduino/New York University, USA) and Dr. Jyoti Tandukar (IOE/Alternative Technologies, Nepal) will discuss their innovations on November 12 at Yantra 3.0′s third event, the Speaker Series.
The final event of this Art / Science / Tech festival will be an ongoing 5-day Workshop for Children, conducted by Srijanalya, another organization that promotes learning through the arts. Using Artree’s gigantic mane as an inspiration, children will construct their own manes out of tin cans, paint and collage. They will also be aided by LED light technology that lets them depict their stories on the wheels. This event is an ideal reflection of Karkhana’s vision because it has been working with neighborhood schools, introducing project-based learning. They want students and teachers to innovate, instead of merely importing new ideas and tools.
Aside from “Mane,” Yantra 3.0 will feature seven other exhibits at the first event. Joy Lynn Davis, a graduate from UCSB and a student of painting and digital art, is working on an exhibit titled “Revisiting Kathmandu.” In this interactive exhibit, visitors will be able to approach a wall with fourteen empty niches. When one reaches inside an empty niche, sensors that are connected to laptops will project an animated image on an adjacent wall. According to Karkhana’s website, the animations are based on Davis’ realistic paintings of sites in the valley where sculptures were stolen in the past few decades. This exhibit will allow participants to experience visiting sites where ancient sculptures stood, before they were stolen and sold in market overseas.
In “Scan Me,” Lalitpur-based artist Mahima Singh has used 21 QR codes – a mixture of images, videos and animations – to raise the issue of urbanization and identity. The street-art movement, “Prasad“, initiated by Artlab, is getting a makeover as one of the exhibits. A seven-feet Prasad typo will be installed where attendees will be able to project drawings and map videos. A popular project, “Prasad” is a collection of portraits of Nepali “Heroes.” Disheartened by so many Nepali youths leaving the country, Artlab created the Prasad project to motivate and utilize youngsters and “keep them here.” The other exhibits are titled “Galaincha,” “Strange Fascination,” “Traditional Foundry in Engineering,” and “Jigsaw.”
I wasn’t able to learn all the details of these exhibits at the press-meet. But I did notice two vertical portraits of a woman’s face and overheard snatches of explanation by artist Bidhata KC, who wants to raise the issue of women’s identity. These portraits were a part of “Jigsaw.” In one of the portraits, there was a gaping hole instead of a woman’s face. But one could clearly make out the shoulders and a sari’s drape. In the other portrait, there is a face. Bidhata wants participants to think about “where the real identities of women lie.” And how exactly does one interact with this exhibit? Why is it called “Jigsaw?” Sounds intriguing enough? Stay tuned.
Yantra 3.0 is organized by Karkhana, Robotics Association of Nepal and Siddhartha Arts Foundation. “Yantra will be about creating connections to encourage cross-pollination and inter-disciplinary approaches” adds Sangeeta Thapa, Director of the Siddhartha Arts Foundation.
Photos downloaded from www.karkhana.asia
Conan Reveals The Hardest Part Of 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Is Crossing The Street
For Conan O’Brien, saving the president from kidnappers is no problem; just don’t ask him to use a crosswalk.
Conan resumed his “Clueless Gamer” series on Monday with the highly anticipated “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.” The talk show host is usually not the greatest when trying out new games, but he actually seems to get the hang of “Call of Duty” pretty quickly. The only problem is getting across the street.
And that’s why you should always look both ways, kids.
“Conan” airs weeknights at 11:00 p.m. ET on TBS.
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