Amy Hoy: the chronologically organized web is “a decent servant but a terrible master”

Amy Hoy writes about how the style of chronologically organized, stream updates for websites swallowed up the entire web: "...the damn reverse chronology bias — once called into creation, it hungers eternally — sought its next victim. Myspace. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest, of all things. Today these social publishing tools are beginning to buck reverse chronological sort;… Continue reading Amy Hoy: the chronologically organized web is “a decent servant but a terrible master”

A framework for understanding fake news 

The Wikimedia Foundation (which operates Wikipedia and its associated community projects like Creative Commons) funded new research into the supply and distribution of misinformation, fake news and falsified content.  The research provides a helpful framework that makes it easier to discuss this complex and tricky topic. The representative chart below divides trends of fake news… Continue reading A framework for understanding fake news