Tag Archives: Internet

John Stuart Mill’s philosophy shows arguing online is futile — Quartz

https://qz.com/1513176/john-stuart-mills-philosophy-shows-arguing-online-is-futile/

Google Pay: Here’s how to set it up on your Android phone – CNET

via Google Pay: Here’s how to set it up on your Android phone – CNET

Headline: “Google Pay: Here’s how to set it up on your Android phone
You can use the Google Pay digital wallet from your Android phone or watch instead of rifling through your wallet for your credit and debit cards.”

Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

Twenty-five years ago, Sven Birkerts published “The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age.” Have his fears and projections come to pass?

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How Social Media Endangers Knowledge | WIRED

Alan Schein/Getty Images
Alan Schein/Getty Images

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values. From Facebook to Instagram, the medium refocuses our attention on videos and images, rewarding emotional appeals—‘like’ buttons—over rational ones. Instead of a quest for knowledge, it engages us in an endless zest for instant approval from an audience, for which we are constantly but unconsciouly performing.

Source: How Social Media Endangers Knowledge | WIRED

The Radical Reference Librarians Who Use Info to Challenge Authority – Atlas Obscura

An unshushable social movement is afoot.

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Help Save Internet Fairness | American Libraries Magazine

The Federal Communications Commission has published its proposal to undo the 2015 net neutrality rules, which means the public is once again able to comment.

Source: Help Save Internet Fairness | American Libraries Magazine

Don’t get fooled again by bogus links, bots and pure bunk. Here’s how. – The Washington Post

Alexios Mantzarlis, director of the International Fact-Checking Network, at a conference last year. (Diego Epstein )
Alexios Mantzarlis, director of the International Fact-Checking Network, at a conference last year. (Diego Epstein )

“With the proliferation of hoaxes, conspiracy theories, doctored photos and lies that look like news, it’s inevitable: We’re all chumps sometimes.For those who are tired of it, along comes the first International Fact-Checking Day — which arrived, appropriately, on Sunday, just after April Fools’ Day.Think of it as a global counterpunch on behalf of truth.”

Source: Don’t get fooled again by bogus links, bots and pure bunk. Here’s how. – The Washington Post

How technology has transformed how we connect-and reject-in the digital age |

“Roughly 40 million Americans are looking for love on the Internet. In relative terms, that’s equivalent to the entire population of Poland, scrolling through the human market, perusing row upon row of humans, and swiping left or right.”

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