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How to Spot Truth in the Sea of Lies, Rumors, and Myths on the Internet

How to Spot Truth in the Sea of Lies, Rumors, and Myths on the Internet | Digital Culture | Scoop.it

We need to show folks how to detect crap online.  In this post the authors use 'questioning' as the prime tool for this.  I love their first question:  How do you know what you know?  I also love how these questions cut both ways and allow us to be skeptical of others as well as our delusory selves.  Handy!  

 

I think that I will have a whole lesson on how to use these questions in writing a research paper. There are lots of other tools here as well including the News360 Periscope extension and the Unsourced Chrome extension.  They got it down now let's see if they got it right.

 

Use in conjunction with Neil Postman's essay about BS/crap detection: http://criticalsnips.wordpress.com/2007/07/22/neil-postman-bullshit-and-the-art-of-crap-detection/


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The Tech Edvocate’s 2017 List of 116 of the Best Teaching and Learning Apps via  MATTHEW LYNCH

The Tech Edvocate’s 2017 List of 116 of the Best Teaching and Learning Apps via  MATTHEW LYNCH | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
BY MATTHEW LYNCH

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Some cool, promising new (to me) apps on this list.
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AMD and NVIDIA go after Bitcoin miners with new video cards

AMD and NVIDIA go after Bitcoin miners with new video cards | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
They're tuned to produce virtual cash around the clock.

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Both NVIDIA and AMD are close to releasing graphics cards built for non-stop digital currency production.

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Is Technology Making Our Lives Richer or Poorer? (with tweets) · campodipace

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We’ve studied the future of the internet since 2004. Here’s what we’ve learned. (short version)

We’ve studied the future of the internet since 2004. Here’s what we’ve learned. (short version) | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Looking ahead, these experts predict more disruption, starting with digital interfaces: They say voice-recognition (think “Siri” and “Alexa”) and “air typing” on connected surfaces of all kinds will become mainstream activities. A data layer will be superimposed on the physical environment, allowing more context, history, and insight to be gained when people interact with their surroundings. Artificial intelligence will be ever-more-deeply ingrained in decision-making and logistics. Gigabit-enabled applications will be common — as people interact with holograms of others in both artificial and real worlds that otherwise may not be easy to get to. They predict the very notion of “being present” with another person or encountering another place will change. In all, the expert respondents to Center questions argued that by the year 2025, the internet will become “like electricity” — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for both good and ill.

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Search Here And See If Your Job Is Going To Die

Search Here And See If Your Job Is Going To Die | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Nearly half of all U.S. jobs may be at risk in the coming decades.
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"In the next 10 years the Internet will become #VR" Philip Rosedale (SLife) is back & he's delving into VR

"In the next 10 years the Internet will become #VR" Philip Rosedale (SLife) is back & he's delving into VR | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
High Fidelity will allow you to build infinite shared worlds in virtual reality

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Quote "High Fidelity's structure is intended to resolve two of Second Life's most persistent problems: scale and latency. Because Second Life was built on Linden Lab's servers, there was often a lag between action and response, and no more than 40 or so avatars could be in one place at any time. But Second Life was built before cloud computing. Why doesn't High Fidelity use Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services? Because these giant server farms are too small for what Rosedale has in mind. "In the next ten years we'll see the internet become VR," he says. "That's not a hosted service. The internet is not a hosted service."
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Philip Rosedale (SLife) is back & he's delving into VR
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Dropbox announces massive network expansion

Dropbox announces massive network expansion | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
When Dropbox announced it was leaving AWS last year and bringing the bulk of the operation in-house, you had to figure it was working on a significant network expansion, and today the company announced a massive global network growth plan that is designed to increase syncing speed for users and cut costs for the company.

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News apps are making a comeback. More young Americans are paying for news. 2017 is weird.

News apps are making a comeback. More young Americans are paying for news. 2017 is weird. | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The Reuters Institute's annual report on digital news contains some surprises.
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How Traders Got Burned In the Ethereum Flash Crash

How Traders Got Burned In the Ethereum Flash Crash | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The crypto-currency Ethereum went on a wild ride on Wednesday, plummeting from around $320 to around 10 cents in a so-called "flash crash."

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The cryptocurrency went on a wild ride.

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America Is Now Considered a ‘Second Tier’ Country, According to This Index

America Is Now Considered a ‘Second Tier’ Country, According to This Index | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The US came in 18th out of 128 countries.
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Why the Ethereum Flash Crash Isn’t Surprising, and What It Means for Crypto

Why the Ethereum Flash Crash Isn’t Surprising, and What It Means for Crypto | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, the price of Ether “flash-crashed” by over 99.9% in less than a second on GDAX, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges.
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These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars

These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Scientists, technologists, engineers, and visionaries are building the future. Amazing things are in the pipeline. It’s a big deal. But you already knew all that. Such speculation is common. What’s less common? Scale. How big is big? “Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, Silicon Dock, all of the Silicons around the world, they are dreaming the dream. …

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OneWeb

OneWeb | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Shouldn't everyone have access to the world's information? In 2018 OneWeb will launch a constellation of satellites to provide affordable high-speed Internet access for the world's unconnected
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Critical Skype Bug Lets Hackers Remotely Execute Malicious Code

Critical Skype Bug Lets Hackers Remotely Execute Malicious Code | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
A critical vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft-owned Skype that Lets Hackers to Remotely Execute Code and Crash Your Application

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Bug Also Allows to Crash Someone's Skype Remotely.

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OneWeb

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Shouldn't everyone have access to the world's information? In 2018 OneWeb will launch a constellation of satellites to provide affordable high-speed Internet access for the world's unconnected
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Trend Magazine | The Internet of Things Is the Next Digital Evolution—What Will It Mean?

Trend Magazine | The Internet of Things Is the Next Digital Evolution—What Will It Mean? | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The next digital evolution is the rise of the internet of things—sometimes now called the “internet on things.” This refers to the growing phenomenon of building connectivity into vehicles, wearable devices, appliances and other household items such as thermostats, as well as goods moving through business supply chains. It also covers the rapid spread of data-emitting or tracking sensors in the physical environment that give readouts on everything from crop conditions to pollution levels to where there are open parking spaces to babies’ breathing rates in their cribs. 

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Even Just Seeing Your Phone Nearby Can Mess With Your Brain Power

Even Just Seeing Your Phone Nearby Can Mess With Your Brain Power | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Just being near your smartphone can be enough to reduce your brain power, even when it's switched off, according to a new study – so you might want to give yourself and your mobile some alone time in the future.

The research shows the way our smartphones have become a constant source of distraction, whether or not we're actually using them, and could lead to a better understanding of the dangers of being always connected and available.

According to the team from the University of Texas at Austin, the study demonstrates how having phones within sight or within easy reach means some of our brainpower is inevitably used up as we try not to be distracted.

"We see a linear trend that suggests that as the smartphone becomes more noticeable, participants' available cognitive capacity decreases," says one of the researchers, Adrian Ward.

"Your conscious mind isn't thinking about your smartphone, but that process – the process of requiring yourself to not think about something – uses up some of your limited cognitive resources. It's a brain drain."

Those conclusions were reached after two experiments. In the first, 520 smartphone users were told to turn their phones to silent then either leave them in another room, place them face down on a desk, or put them in a pocket or a bag.

The volunteers were then asked to complete a series of computer tests that required serious concentration to score highly.

The participants who left their phones in another room "significantly outperformed" those with their phones on the desk, and "slightly outperformed" those with their phones in a pocket or a bag, report the researchers.

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Dillan’s Voice

Autism Acceptance Month is dedicated to the stories of people like Dillan. His words remind us how important it is to ensure everyone with a voice can b

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Power video on how an iPad can give a voice to someone with Autism
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Search Here And See If Your Job Is Going To Die

Search Here And See If Your Job Is Going To Die | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Nearly half of all U.S. jobs may be at risk in the coming decades.
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There’s ample room for skepticism. U.S. productivity growth has been slow, exactly the opposite of what one would expect if robots were taking over. Also, advances in artificial intelligence could end up focusing mostly on specific tasks rather than entire jobs, augmenting rather than replacing humans.

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Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.
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The new power of collaboration

The new power of collaboration | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.

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New Evidence Points to a Tenth Planet in Our Solar System

New Evidence Points to a Tenth Planet in Our Solar System | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The Solar System hasn't been the same since Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, and all bets have been off since this monumental decision.

Case in point, last year, scientists at the California Institute of Technology proposed that there might be a true Planet Nine in our Solar System. The team asserted that it appears to be 10 times the mass of Earth and that it is hiding out in the remote recesses of our Solar System - well beyond the orbit of Pluto.

At the time of the discovery, Mike Brown, who was behind the work, noted that the existence of a 9th planet is extremely likely: "Hey Planet Nine fans, a new eccentric KBO was discovered. And it is exactly where Planet Nine says it should be," Brown tweeted.

Furthermore, he says, the new object "takes the probability of this being a statistical fluke down to ~.001 percent or so."

Similar discoveries have been made in relation to new dwarf planets. Located about 13.7 billion kilometres (8.5 billion miles) from the Sun, 2014 UZ224 measures about 530 kilometres (330 miles) in diameter and takes around 1,100 Earth years to complete its orbit.

And so, our little corner of the cosmos has been in quite the state of flux.

But it appears that there may be more surprises lying in wait at the edge of our Solar System.

Kathryn Volk and Renu Malhotra at the University of Arizona have noticed some strange movement out in the Kuiper belt…movement that they believe could suggest the existence of a tenth planet.

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Astronomers now believe there is a larger-than-Earth planet in our solar system far beyond the orbit of the dwarf planet Pluto.  Our solar system is more crowded than once thought.

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China’s central bank has begun cautiously testing a digital currency

China’s central bank has begun cautiously testing a digital currency | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The People’s Bank of China has developed a digital currency that’s designed to scale to the number of transactions made every day across the country.
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Google Glass is apparently still around — and just got its first update in nearly three years

Google Glass is apparently still around — and just got its first update in nearly three years | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Dust off your Google Glasses, those who still have them -- the $1,500 face computer is back in the spotlight today with a few updates. In its first update..
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