If I shared everything I read, I would have such a high volume of social media output that no one would follow me any more.
So, on occasion, I’m going to do what I’m calling “Link Dump.” It’s a potpourri of … stuff I found online and enjoyed. Or found interesting. Or stupid.
Fact-checking in a “post-fact world”: The question of what is propaganda and what is truth has plagued politics since politics began. But the nature of information in the social media age means it keeps getting easier for politicians, partisans, computerized “bots” and foreign governments to manipulate news, and it keeps getting harder to correct this.
Why Are the Highly Educated So Liberal?: Raises a better question — why are academics so terrible at explaining facts?
How Philosophers at Stanford Have Mastered the Online Encyclopedia: Wikipedia with a little less vandalism.
Why Wikipedia cannot claim the earth is not flat: A Wikipedia guide to editing fringe beliefs on Wikipedia.
BUT WE MEAN WELL …
The end of empathy: I’m not convinced empathy is dead. I just think people feel more entitled to be as mean as they wanna be.
Can the Christian Left Be a Real Political Force?: I kind of doubt it, but it’s interesting.
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL BE REAL WHEN WE CAN MAKE A BUCK ON IT
Atlantic City Gambles on Rising Seas: The casinos will be fine. But if you live there …
Miami businesses say it’s a moneymaker to adapt for warming: By a fellow News & Record alum
YE NAIRN LABBE … WAIT, THOSE ARE SOCCER PLAYERS
17 Utterly Charming Articles on Scots Wikipedia: I still have no idea whether this is real.
AND A MUSIC BREAK …
A Brief History of the Devil’s Tritone: C to F-sharp? Heresy!
Are Algorithms Ruining How We Discover Music?: Not really, but I’d still argue Launch was better at algorithms than Spotify and Pandora are.
When I met Clint Eastwood: Sort of. The Chronicle has more archives online now. Check page 3.
Independent Label CEO Still Very Dependent on Mom Making Dinner: Dateline — Athens, Ga.! (Not real.)
Echobelly – now it feels right!: At least, that’s what the translation from Russian says. Includes clips of this charming Britpop band, now making a comeback of sorts.
Run-DMC/Aerosmith oral history: Though it’s pretty clear that some of the people involved did a few things to alter their memories.
Meet the Moog: Video of Keith Emerson demonstrating his complex gear while channeling Spinal Tap …