Why you should care
Because these stories are hot: Ironfisted Instagrammer Ramzan Kadryov, the rules for inviting wedding guests, and why the U.S. has slow, expensive Internet service.
Our top-viewed stories of the past week ranged from international affairs, to domestic infrastructure, to affairs of the heart. Have you read these yet?
1. Ramzan Kadryov is not a typical president, but even as instability rises among the North Caucasus’ leaders, the 36-year-old human rights-troubling, social-media-loving leader of Chechnya has remained in power. He’s been accused of kidnapping, torturing, and murdering hundreds of people in his country, all while maintaining an active Instagram presence to mold his public image. Our profile of this provocateur had many readers checking in to learn more.
2. Loading… Loading… How much time do you spend waiting for Web pages and videos to load? Ever wonder if it’s just you? Well, it isn’t. Even as technologies improve, the U.S. has fallen behind other countries in both the speed and affordability of its Internet access. The lack of broadband competition in the States may be holding us back from untold innovations. Read more in Slow, Pricey Internet.
3. Modern Etiquette. In the age of social media, how do you decide which of your several hundred “friends” to invite after you’ve posted your engagement photos online? There are no easy rules, so OZY came up with a list to help wedding planners everywhere decide who makes the cut. Read 10 Rules for a Wedding Guest List.
4. In the News This Week:
- As the Supreme Court heads back into session, take a look at who might be the first Asian-American on the bench.
- The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday. OZY tells you who’s the frontrunner, and the unusual public figures who think they ought to win.
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