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Defense Against the Dark Arts: Networked Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda | Jonathan Stray
In honor of MisinfoCon this weekend, it’s time for a brain dump on propaganda — that is, getting large numbers of people to believe something for political gain. Many of my journalist and technologist colleagues have started to think about propaganda in the wake of the US election, and related issues like “fake news” and organized trolling. My goal here is to connect this new wave of enthusiasm to history and research.

This post is about persuasion. I’m not going to spend much time on the ethics of these techniques, and even less on the question of who is actually right on any particular point. That’s for another conversation. Instead, I want to talk about what works. All of these methods are just tools, and some are more just than others. Think of this as Defense Against the Dark Arts.

Let’s start with the nation states. Modern intelligence services have been involved in propaganda for a very long time and they have many names for it: information warfare, political influence operations, disinformation, psyops. Whatever you want to call it, it pays to study the masters.
information  media  propaganda  press  politics  trolling  fakenews 
february 2017 by Aetles
7 Ways Women and Girls Are Stereotyped, Sexualized, and Underrepresented on Screen | Mother Jones
New report highlights staggering gender disparities in film and TV—even children's shows.
By Dana Liebelson and Asawin Suebsaeng on Fri. November 30, 2012 9:10 AM PDT

It's no big revelation that women and minority actors have long struggled to land prominent roles in big-budget Hollywood fare. And entertainment and media's oversexualization of women (even in Olympics coverage) has always been pretty damn bald-faced.

But how about kids' TV shows, or family movies?

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (founded in 2004 by Oscar-winning actress and United Nations special envoy Geena Davis) has published a new report (PDF) detailing the stereotypes, barriers, and straight-up exploitation that still define how badly women and girls are treated on screen. The study takes a deep dive into prime-time television, as well as children's programming and family-friendly films. Women are scarcer in prime-time shows and family films, and those films depict "fewer women in prestigious occupational positions," the study notes. "Females are not only missing from popular media, [but] when they are on screen, they seem to be there merely for decoration."
media  gender  genderroles 
december 2012 by Aetles
Quote approval –
So I’ve learned the hard way, over and over again, that it’s most wise to talk to journalists the way you’d talk to the police: ideally, don’t. You have everything to lose and almost nothing to gain.
media  journalism 
september 2012 by Aetles
The Web Is a Customer Service Medium (
Why Wasn't I Consulted?

“Why wasn't I consulted,” which I abbreviate as WWIC, is the fundamental question of the web. It is the rule from which other rules are derived. Humans have a fundamental need to be consulted, engaged, to exercise their knowledge (and thus power), and no other medium that came before has been able to tap into that as effectively.
web  writing  publishing  media 
september 2012 by Aetles
Right versus pragmatic –
Not all piracy represents lost sales: many pirates would never have paid, and would rather go without whatever they can’t easily pirate. That’s not a market worth worrying too much about, because there’s not much anyone can do to stop it, and any attempts to slow it down usually just limit, inconvenience, frustrate, and anger the paying customers.

But there are a lot of people who will pay to get content legally, even if it’s easy to pirate, when getting it legally is easier. (This is now the case, to a large extent, with music.)
media  piracy 
february 2012 by Aetles
Hit record - Kerry Lauerman - Open Salon
So let me explain exactly what I mean by it: Short (a few hundred words) summaries or explainers about a major news event covered more in depth by somebody else. In its best form, we wrote short little decoders of a big  story, and tried to link generously to the original source. At its worst, we monitored Twitter and Google for trending topics, and dispatched an intern to cobble together our own summary, posted it quickly, then prayed to the Google gods that the effort would win, if only briefly, their favor. 

I'm not proud of that last approach, a mandate from above, which we were able to quietly scuttle after it was proven to have absolutely zero impact.
content  media  publishing  writing  journalism 
february 2012 by Aetles
Junkyard Jumbotron
The Junkyard Jumbotron lets you take a bunch of random displays and instantly stitch them together into a large, virtual display, simply by taking a photograph of them. It works with laptops, smartphones, tablets --- anything that runs a web browser. It also highlights a new way of connecting a large number of heterogenous devices to each other in the field, on an ad-hoc basis.
media  video 
november 2011 by Aetles
Netgear?s DAVE700
DAVE700 är en kommande trådlös mediaspelare från Netgear. Jag önskar att Apple kunde göra en sådan här produkt.
Engadget  DAVE  mediaspelare  trådlös  wireless  media  player  video  audio  802.11g  netgear  Hemelektronik  Aetles  Hembio  Mactips 
october 2005 by Aetles
En open-source-plattform för hemmabio-pc (htpc) som körs på Linux.
htpc  media  center  linux  sourge  forge  Hembio 
january 2005 by Aetles
MacWorld 2005: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Mike Davidson ger en utförlig kommentar till MacWorld San Francisco 2005, det som är bra, det som är dåligt och det som är riktigt dåligt.
mac  apple  mwsf05  media  imac  mini  ilife  iwork 
january 2005 by Aetles
Roku PhotoBridge HD
Rokus nätverksmediaspelare som kan visa HD-upplösning och har stöd för mac.
network  media  players  hd  high  definition  Mac  Hemelektronik  Hembio 
january 2005 by Aetles
Network media players
CNET sammanfattar de nätverksmediaspelare som finns och som de recenserat.
Network  media  players  CNET  recensioner  reviews  Mac  Hemelektronik  Hembio 
january 2005 by Aetles
Roku SoundBridge M1000 and M2000
Macworld recenserar Roku SoundBridge M1000 och M2000, två produkter för att strömma ljud från dator (mac) till stereo. De jämför även med Squeezebox från Slim Devices.
Macworld  Network  media  players  mac  Hemelektronik  Hembio 
january 2005 by Aetles
TEATRO D1 - The Super Media Center 2005 PC
En fräck Windows Media Center PC i läcker design från Italien. Den har bland annat en 7 tums färgskärm.
MAVROMATIC  windows  media  center  pc  italien  Hemelektronik  Hembio 
january 2005 by Aetles
QuickTime 5: XML Import
En beskrivning av XML-importfunktionen i Quicktime 5.
quicktime  xml  import  media  links  qtl  apple  Webbutveckling  Mac 
november 2004 by Aetles

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