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 

You’re not my favorite: Twitter experiments with infiltrating your feed

Twitter is the headquarters of the control freak. It's a social network for those who want everlasting control over what they see and from whom they see it. It's the social network for those who want to bless people by following their digital auras, depending on if they prefer ethos (power Twitter), pathos (animal pictures / rage Twitter), or… Continue reading You’re not my favorite: Twitter experiments with infiltrating your feed

How to follow Reuters using open resources

As a former social media editor at Reuters, I picked up a few methods I used to help track the fast-moving stream of information that is available to online users. There are many resources for Reuters, but these are the ones that worked best for live coverage. [I should say right at the start that… Continue reading How to follow Reuters using open resources