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The Challenge That's Bigger Than Fake News | American Federation of Teachers
Below, we describe some of the most powerful strategies employed by fact checkers and how educators can adapt them to help our students become savvy web users. (For examples of classroom activities that incorporate these strategies, see the box to the right.)
fakenews  teaching  crapdetection  hoaxes  com200 
december 2017 by rachaelsullivan
Data Selfie _ Home
Data Selfie is a browser extension that tracks you while you are on Facebook to show you your own data traces and reveal how machine learning algorithms use your data to gain insights about your personality.
chrome  data  facebook  privacy  tracking  com201  com200  algorithm 
july 2017 by rachaelsullivan
According to Snopes, Fake News Is Not the Problem
This is the state of truth on the internet in 2016, now that it is as easy for a Macedonian teenager to create a website as it is for The New York Times, and now that the information most likely to find a large audience is that which is most alarming, not most correct.
crapdetection  hoaxes  journalism  election  com200  news 
november 2016 by rachaelsullivan
Literacy in the Digital Age - Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything
I have identified thirteen literacies that our students need to become well-rounded 21st-century citizens.
digitalliteracy  literacy  com200  rheingold  education 
september 2016 by rachaelsullivan
Reading in the (New) Web — A wander around digital identity — Medium
Or, why it is so difficult to attract readers to your blog?
I read a lot of posts and comments complaining about the difficulty of getting noticed on Medium (and elsewhere).
com200  blogging  algorithm  audience 
may 2016 by rachaelsullivan
The overload – The New Inquiry (2016)
Using social media that implements an algorithmically curated feed reinforces for users that they shouldn’t be expected to deliberate over any desires or guide their own information-search processes. Such platforms teach users helplessness. Staging information overload deliberately helps with the lessons. The point is to make the surrender pleasurable, as Will Davies suggests here. As with the “sublime” in aesthetic theory, we are overloaded with information so that we can enjoy being overpowered.
socialmedia  overload  informationliteracy  streaming  com200  algorithm  passivity 
may 2016 by rachaelsullivan
Why we need Social Paper | CUNY Academic Commons
Let students, not Edtech, determine design of space to carry their voice. cc:
“I want you to ask what we learn about the practical power of speech when we practice speaking to nobody.”
writing  teaching  publicsphere  public  community  com200  lms  from twitter_favs
december 2015 by rachaelsullivan
Language Matters – Watch your Words Online! - The Social U
When I speak to upper elementary school and middle school kids about cell phone and social media etiquette, one of the first things I ask the group is always “how many of you have gotten a text or read a post online that made you feel bad or angry only to find out later that the person who sent it or posted it didn’t mean to upset you?”
com200  socialmedia  boyd  texting 
october 2015 by rachaelsullivan
The Web We Have to Save — Matter — Medium
The hyperlink represented the open, interconnected spirit of the world wide web — a vision that started with its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee. The hyperlink was a way to abandon centralization — all the links, lines and hierarchies — and replace them with something more distributed, a system of nodes and networks. Blogs gave form to that spirit of decentralization: They were windows into lives you’d rarely know much about; bridges that connected different lives to each other and thereby changed them. Blogs were cafes where people exchanged diverse ideas on any and every topic you could possibly be interested in. They were Tehran’s taxicabs writ large.
internet  internet-culture  media_history  bernerslee  blogging  iran  web2.0  com200  hyperlink 
july 2015 by rachaelsullivan
UnFacebooking, Randomizing, and Other Ways to Burst the Filter Bubble | Motherboard (august 2014)
“The laws of Facebook have one intent, which is to compel us to use Facebook," Schuster-Craig explains. "It believes the best way to do this is to assume it can tell what we want to see based on what we have seen. This is the worst way to predict the weather. If this mechanism isn't just used to predict the weather, but actually is the weather, then there is no weather. And so Facebook is a weatherless world.”
filterbubble  com200  facebook  algorithm  ai 
april 2015 by rachaelsullivan
The Things People Say - The New Yorker
what holds true for the news sites is even more so for the blogosphere, where it’s possible to spend hours surfing without ever entering new waters.
blogging  com200  filterbubble  web2.0 
december 2014 by rachaelsullivan
blogging history -- 2005 "The blog is the best relationship generator you've ever seen."
com200  blogging 
december 2014 by rachaelsullivan
The Year We Broke the Internet - Esquire
I say this because I love the Internet, not because I hate it. No one is suggesting we need to drain all of the fun out of everything—diversions are a huge part of what make the vast teeming wonder of the web such a joy to behold. But there’s an infinite expanse of information about things that actually exist out there just waiting for us to share them. Why would we take that wealth for granted and resort to passing along things we know—or can easily find—to be false?
hoaxes  rheingold  com200  journalism 
october 2014 by rachaelsullivan
A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager
I was curious for myself whether my social media manager workload and workflow were similar to someone else’s. Do we perform the same tasks? Do we create similar content? And, perhaps most importantly, do we take the same amount of time to do the same tasks?
com200  twitter  socialmedia  from delicious
september 2014 by rachaelsullivan
Facebook and Engineering the Public — zeynep tufekci 2014
Today, more and more, not only can corporations target you directly, they can model you directly and stealthily. They can figure out answers to questions they have never posed to you, and answers that you do not have any idea they have.
facebook  facebookworldtakeover  privacy  bigdata  emotion  ethics  com200  from delicious
june 2014 by rachaelsullivan

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