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General. How “News Literacy” Gets Web Misinformation Wrong – Mike Caulfield – Medium. I have a simple web literacy model.

How “News Literacy” Gets Web Misinformation Wrong – Mike Caulfield – Medium

When confronted with a dubious claim: Check for previous fact-checking workGo upstream to the sourceRead laterally That’s it. There’s a couple admonitions in there to check your emotions and think recursively, but these three things — check previous work, go upstream, read laterally — are the core process. We call these things moves. Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers. How Facebook’s News Feed Sorting Algorithm Works. Facebook doesn’t use a chronological feed, like Twitter does (or like Facebook used to).

How Facebook’s News Feed Sorting Algorithm Works

5 Instagram Lessons from Magnum Photographers. As part of an ongoing pursuit of delving into the practices of Magnum photographers, Magnum has asked David Alan Harvey, Christopher Anderson and Matt Stuart to share their views on using Instagram, the ubiquitous social media app that has far reaching implications for photographers.

5 Instagram Lessons from Magnum Photographers

Here, we present five things to consider for emerging and professional photographers who use the app. Be yourself The lack of editors directing your work on Instagram, allowing you to share directly with an interested audience, means you can be more experimental and true to yourself in the work you publish. “Before, when I was hired by magazines, there were certain parameters. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources. Your Social Media Fingerprint. Without your consent most major web platforms leak whether you are logged in.

Your Social Media Fingerprint

This allows any website to detect on which platforms you're signed up. Since there are lots of platforms with specific demographics an attacker could reason about your personality, too. Update: If you see broken images like this: Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace. Facebook, like many tech companies, uses the open-space office model.

Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

(Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images) A year ago, my boss announced that our large New York ad agency would be moving to an open office. After nine years as a senior writer, I was forced to trade in my private office for a seat at a long, shared table. It felt like my boss had ripped off my clothes and left me standing in my skivvies. The Alliance for Access to Computing Careers. Are you an academic hermit? – Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book – Medium. In a recent study of The Impact of the Social Sciences a team of researchers that I lead tried to establish what made some academics well cited and well-regarded academically, and what also made them influential in spheres of life outside academia.

Are you an academic hermit? – Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book – Medium

To do this we created a stratified random sample of just under 380 researchers at UK universities, assembled everything we could find on their citations and other influence indicators, and searched comprehensively on Google and press databases for mentions by external bodies, surfaced any funding links and looked for wider indications of external recognition on their department or center websites. NIST’s new password rules – what you need to know – Naked Security. It’s no secret.

NIST’s new password rules – what you need to know – Naked Security

We’re really bad at passwords. 8 Search Tricks That Work on DuckDuckGo but Not on Google. Google Search is king.

8 Search Tricks That Work on DuckDuckGo but Not on Google

It has many cool features that will wow you, but it’s not your only good option when it comes to search engines. Bing is getting better. StartPage gives you Google Search results without compromising on your privacy. Are you a journalist? Download this free guide for verifying photos and videos. Did a migrant document his journey to Europe on Instagram?

Are you a journalist? Download this free guide for verifying photos and videos

Did a young Syrian boy save a friend from danger under a hail of bullets? Font Pair - Helps designers pair Google Fonts together. Beautiful Google Font combinations and pairs. The Color Scheme Designer. Something Super Cool Just Turned Up in Your Digital Toolbox. 5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates] Despite the spattering of headlines that have popped up over the past couple years proclaiming "infographics are dead," infographics are, in fact, alive and well. We just checked -- they're totally healthy. I mean, there are a lot of them, but when marketers spend the time aligning the topic, content, and style of their infographics with the needs and preferences of their target audiences, they're still finding success. (And by "success" I mean driving traffic -- and potential leads -- to their websites and generating social buzz through people sharing and commenting.)

A 2014 study shows that the use of infographics among B2B marketers increased 9% from 2013 to 2014: from 43% adoption to 52% adoption. And a recent report from Social Media Examiner shows that original, visual content is the number one form of content that marketers want to learn more about in 2015. Why you should think about thumbnails. 3 February 2015 by Jonathan O'Donnell Selfie (thumbnail), by Jonathan O’Donnell on Flickr I help artists write grant applications. What is my movie? Describe and find movies. LOL Colors - Curated color palette inspiration. Forbes Welcome. Thanks for coming to Forbes. Please turn off your ad blocker in order to continue. To thank you for doing so, we’re happy to present you with an ad-light experience.

Hi again. Google Keys: E-A-T and YMYL, Are You an Expert? It’s nearly impossible to figure what Google does to rank pages. Most of us will never come close to deciphering the keys to the kingdom. In addition, as soon as you do figure something out, they usually change the rules. Google search algorithms have gotten so complicated that even Google engineers have a difficult time understanding how it all works. Thus, a couple of months ago, Google released a 160-page document that explains search quality evaluator guidelines. Password security - how to never use the same password twice.

How to verify information from tweets: Check it out. Six Easy Ways to Tell If That Viral Story Is a Hoax. A Paper Sizes – dimensions and size charts in mm, cm and inches. Best Free Reference Web Sites Combined Index, 1999-2015 RUSA ETS: Emerging Technologies Section. Color Theory Refresher. In 2015, Print is celebrating 75 years. Windows 10 Preview, Release Date, News & Features: 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10.

Everybody can finally exhale a sigh of relief: Windows 8 is going away, and it's once again safe to upgrade your PC's version of Windows. Welcome to Method of Action. The Bézier Game. 10 Ingenious Bookmarklets To Make You a Google Power User. Designing conference posters - Colin Purrington. A large-format poster is a big piece of paper or wall-mounted monitor featuring a short title, an introduction to your burning question, an overview of your novel experimental approach, your amazing results in graphical form, some insightful discussion of aforementioned results, a listing of previously published articles that are important to your research, and some brief acknowledgement of the tremendous assistance and financial support conned from others — if all text is kept to a minimum (less than a 1000 words), a person could fully read your poster in 5-10 minutes.

Section content • DOs and DON’Ts • Adding pieces of flair • Presenting • Motivational advice • Software • Templates • Printing • Useful literature • Organizing a poster session. A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science. Click to enlarge A brief detour from chemistry, branching out into science in general today. Why Academics' Writing Stinks. Infographic_CanIUseThatPicture4.jpg (JPEG Image, 2550 × 1650 pixels) - Scaled (47%)