The call to reduce energy consumption “immediately”, the restaurant ticket rules which will change from July 1st… The eco flash of the day

We start with a rant, pushed by the leaders of TotalEnergies, EDF and Engie. The three French energy companies call for an “immediate” reduction in the consumption of fuel, oil, electricity and gas in the face of the risk of shortages and soaring prices which threaten “social cohesion” next winter. “The effort must be immediate, collective and massive. Every gesture counts”, indicate the latter, in a forum published by the Journal du Dimanche. France has started a real race against time to try to fill its gas reserves for next winter. A goal undermined by the drop in Russian gas deliveries.

We continue with the practical information, which concerns your restaurant tickets. From next Friday, July 1, the rules change. You will no longer be able to use your card on weekends and public holidays, unless you work on those days, and the daily minimum, which was 38 euros, goes down to 19 euros. A “wise” measure for some, “regrettable” for others. It’s “frankly not the time”, summarizes a user on Twitter. “For some, restaurant tickets were the only opportunity to go out to restaurants on weekends with friends or family.” We explain everything to you in our article.

We continue with the number of the day: 4. This is the hourly rate, in pounds sterling, received by thousands of networkers in the UK. A vast survey, the results of which were published in the columns of the Guardian, reveals the existence of many net convicts who perform micro-tasks such as clicking on advertisements or identifying images. Two-thirds of them would earn less than £4 an hour (about five euros), an amount that does not respect the minimum income applied in the United Kingdom. A call for “name and shame”, the fact of publicly naming the companies that call on these microworkers, has been launched.

And we end with Word of the Day : anonymity. It would again be in vogue among young people under the age of 22. This is what American journalists from The Atlantic concluded, after noting a renewed interest from Generation Z for certain platforms unknown to the general public, such as Discord, Tumblr, or for encrypted messaging services like Signal. Anonymity would be in again, after being banned from platforms like Instagram and TikTok, where you have to sell your own personal brand.

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