How to Detect Fake News in Real-Time
Advice to news platforms from the creator of Google News, Krishna Bharat
fakenews 
7 days ago
How BuzzFeed News revealed hidden spy planes in US airspace
BuzzFeed News trained a computer to find them by letting a machine-learning algorithm sift for planes with flight patterns that resembled those operated by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.
machinelearning  faa  datajournalism 
9 days ago
So you want to continue playing soccer in college?
Checklist of how to prep for playing soccer in college
julia  soccer 
12 days ago
News You Can Use
Great for folks, who read their news on the go.
smartnews  review 
13 days ago
Why the scariest nuclear threat may be coming from inside the White House
Trump’s budget eliminates ARPA-E altogether. It also eliminates the spectacularly successful $70 billion loan program. It cuts funding to the national labs in a way that implies the laying off of 6,000 of their people. It eliminates all research on climate change. It halves the funding for work to secure the electrical grid from attack or natural disaster. “All the risks are science-based,” said John MacWilliams when he saw the budget. “You can’t gut the science. If you do, you are hurting the country. If you gut the core competency of the D.O.E., you gut the country.”
trump  michaellewis  nuclearwaste  environment  government 
22 days ago
Checkology
Toolkit & online curriculum designed for high school teachers of news literacy.
fakenews  teaching 
6 weeks ago
Factitious
Maggie Farley and JoLT hacked together a game to test your ability to sniff out fake news.
fakenews  game 
6 weeks ago
iOS 11: The Ultimate App Store Guide
details on upcoming changes to the iOS app store layout
iOS  iOS11  appstore  aso 
6 weeks ago
The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse
After building online communities for two decades, we’ve learned how to fight abuse. It’s a solvable problem. We just have to stop repeating the same myths as excuses not to fix things.
anildash  communitymanager  community  abuse 
6 weeks ago
Towards Bursting Filter Bubble via Contextual Risks and Uncertainties
Rikiya and Shunan propose a novel Bayesian model of uncertainty-aware scoring and ranking for news articles.
filterbubble  Bayesian  algorithm 
6 weeks ago
Snapchat Shows: Inside the Plan to Reimagine TV for the Mobile Era
With Snapchat Shows, the company’s content team is seeking nothing less than to redefine the very experience of video entertainment on mobile devices.
snapchat  video 
12 weeks ago
Alex Jones Will Never Stop Being Alex Jones
Take a kernel of truth, warp it and its context in a funhouse mirror, and set it against a heavy backdrop of conspiracy, while raising the stakes with a generous dose of fear. The strategy has made Jones — a stocky central Texan with a penchant for clamorous outbursts, fanciful digressions, and meandering stream-of-consciousness monologues — a celebrity.
AlexJones  celebrity  politics 
may 2017
Questions to ask as a new designer on the team
Written for designers but appropriate for product managers too.
productmanagement 
april 2017
Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear
Fake news is too big and messy to solve with algorithms or editors — because the problem is….us.
danahboyd  fakenews 
april 2017
Facebook's moonshots: Making brains type and skin hear
The social network finally unveils what its secretive Building 8 hardware lab has been working on for the past year. Communication might never be the same.
facebook  f8  language 
april 2017
Facebook and the cost of monopoly
Last year, before Facebook realized it could just leverage its network to squash Snap, Mark Zuckerberg spent most of his presentation laying out a long-term vision for all the areas in which Facebook wanted to innovate. This year couldn’t have been more different: there was no vision, just the wholesale adoption of Snap’s, plus a whole bunch of tech demos that never bothered to tell a story of why they actually mattered for Facebook’s users.
facebook  f8  BenThompson 
april 2017
Climbing Out Of Facebook's Reality Hole
Mat Honan is pessimistic about Facebook's grip on reality
facebook  f8  MatHonan 
april 2017
Too poor to retire, too young to die
Stories of older generation that has lost everything and hit the road to survive.
retirement  budget  travel 
april 2017
The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism
25,000 words on how media is using (and being used) on major digital distribution platforms.
facebook  businessmodel  media  twitter  EmilyBell 
april 2017
4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump
Trump’s younger supporters know he’s an incompetent joke; in fact, that’s why they support him.
trump  gamergate  4chan  politics 
february 2017
Steem. Whitepaper
A blockchain-powered social network.
blockchain  businessmodel  publishing 
january 2017
Obsolesced
The history of Gopher, the predecessor to the World Wide Web
history  internet 
january 2017
Front Page Blues
It's tempting to blame the media for this, but the media is a reflection of our collective psyche magnified by modern technology. We need to value novelty less and learn how to delay gratification. Take a lesson from wine tasting and meditation. Accept that news happens and let it breathe undisturbed for a period of time. After all, hindsight is 20/20.
fakenews 
december 2016
Fake-News Sites Inadvertently Funded by Big Brands
Programmatic advertising makes is improbable that brands can properly filter out where their ads run
fakenews 
december 2016
A Class Divided
The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, a teacher in a small town in Iowa tried a daring classroom experiment. She decided to treat children with blue eyes as superior to children with brown eyes.
racism  documentary  video  pbs  frontline 
november 2016
Bursting the Facebook bubble: we asked voters on the left and right to swap feeds
To test the effects of political polarization on Facebook we asked ten US voters – five conservative and five liberal – to agree to take a scroll on the other side during the final month of the campaign.
filterbubble  bias  news  election  politics 
november 2016
Media in the age of algorithms
The essence of algorithm design is not to eliminate all error, but to make results robust in the face of error. Where de Havillands tried in vain to engineer a plane where the materials were strong enough to resist all cracks and fatigue, Boeing realized that the right approach was to engineer a design that allowed cracks, but kept them from propagating so far that they led to catastrophic failure. That is also Facebook’s challenge.
timoreilly  facebook  fakenews  boeing 
november 2016
Publishers Are Rethinking Those ‘Around the Web’ Ads
“It is not the right look if you’re trying to say you’re a high-quality, upper-tier website — if you have something like this on it — and I think it’s time for us to be honest about that,” said Keith Hernandez, Slate’s president.
taboola  outbrain  advertising 
november 2016
A Jolly Jaunt Through the Sentiment of News
analysing the sentiment towards the 2016 presidential candidates in online media
election  media 
october 2016
What You Must Know To Build Savvy Push Notifications
Noah Weiss (FourSquare, Slack) shares lessons learned on design and measurement of notifications
notifications  mobile  design 
october 2016
College Application Guide
Useful resource written by students, for students
collegeapplications 
october 2016
How Facebook News Feed Works
The ultimate guide with all the latest, will be updated as new changes are made.
facebook  newsfeed  joshconstine 
september 2016
Can we make consciousness into an engineering problem? – Michael Graziano
There is a real thing that we call attention – a wildly complex, beautifully adapted method of focusing the brain’s resources on a limited set of signals. Attention is important. Without it, we would be paralysed by the glut of information pouring into us. But there’s no point having it if you can’t control it.
brain  ai 
september 2016
Welcome, Robot Overlords. Please Don't Fire Us?
Smart machines probably won't kill us all—but they'll definitely take our jobs, and sooner than you think.
motherjones  futureofwork  AI 
august 2016
This Gawker.com style guide from 2007 proves Nick Denton's blog invented web writing
Gawker.com style guide from 2007, written by managing editor Lockhart Steele, Gawker editor Choire Sicha, and Lifehacker editor Gina Trapani.
gawker  style  writing 
august 2016
Did I Kill Gawker
Former editor Max Read speculates what brought Nick Denton's publishing empire down while sharing a view from the belly of the beast.
nickdenton  gawker  publishing  media 
august 2016
Inside The Playlist Factory
The rise of the curator at Spotify and the vital role they play as tastemakers.
spotify  curation  music 
july 2016
How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy
Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping into our brains, causing everything from car wrecks to schizophrenia?
parasites  brain  cats  psychology  evolution 
june 2016
Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem
People often forget that machine learning algorithms are only as good as the training set fed into it. If your training set is racially-biased, so will the resulting algorithm.
ai  machinelearning  racism 
june 2016
The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune
A former 1960s bondage-film actress is waging legal combat with a toy company for ownership of her husband’s mail-order aquatic-pet empire.
seamonkey  marketing 
june 2016
The Deadologists
Jesse Jarnow on the academic research into The Grateful Dead's music, mythology and history.
gratefuldead 
may 2016
Fairness in Machine Learning
Delip Rao warns of inherent bias that can creep into algorithms and the responsibility of the developers of the algorithms to watch for them.
machinelearning  ethics 
may 2016
Want to Know What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists? Here's What Happened When It Hired Some.
“They have it down to a science,” said one former curator. “We were truly slaves to the algorithm.”
facebook  futureofnews  journalism 
may 2016
The meaning of AlphaGo, the AI program that beat a Go champ
Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of ‘deep learning’—which helped Google’s AlphaGo beat a grandmaster—on the past, present and future of AI
AI  alphago  deeplearning 
march 2016
Move 37 — Medium
The significance of AlphaGo's pivotal move in Game 2.
machinelearning  alphago  ai 
march 2016
Slack, I'm breaking up with you
It leads to everyone having half-conversations all day long, with people frequently rotating through one slow-drip discussion after another, never needing to officially check out because “hey! it’s asynchronous!”
slack  socialsoftware 
march 2016
Who Controls Your Facebook Feed
A small team of engineers in Menlo Park. A panel of anonymous power users around the world. And, increasingly, you
facebook  newsfeed  algorithm 
january 2016
Why Memory and Mimicry Are The Next Big Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence
Reinforcement learning, mimicking, and a sense of time (to create memory) are needed to create true AI
AI  machinelearning 
december 2015
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