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Why eBooks won’t rule the Earth - GeekWire

Why eBooks won’t rule the Earth - GeekWire | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
While eBook stats are impressive, the march from paper book to eBook for all books is not inevitable. Some will skip eBook - or stay paper.
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Content of interest to those who work in the wilderness that is the middle school library.
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AI Experts Want to End 'Black Box' Algorithms in Government

AI Experts Want to End 'Black Box' Algorithms in Government | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Researchers at AI Now say algorithms increasingly used by government can be opaque and discriminatory.
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Franklin Foer: 'Big tech has been rattled. The conversation has changed'

Franklin Foer: 'Big tech has been rattled. The conversation has changed' | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
When the author Franklin Foer first raised concerns about Silicon Valley’s power players, ‘people looked at me funny’. Now his work seems prophetic
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How People Approach Facts and Information

How People Approach Facts and Information | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
People deal in varying ways with tensions about what information to trust and how much they want to learn. Some are interested and engaged with information;
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Facts Don't Change People's Minds. Here's What Does

Facts Don't Change People's Minds. Here's What Does | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Changing others' minds, or our own, is a tricky business. Here's how to make it happen.
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The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards - Page 4 of 5 - Imprimis

The 2016 Election and the Demise of Journalistic Standards - Page 4 of 5 - Imprimis | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Last year’s election gave us the revelation that most of what you read, watch, and listen to is distorted by intentional bias and hostility.
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Making media literacy great again

Making media literacy great again | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it

A basic understanding of where news comes from is back on the syllabus as students navigate an increasingly bewildering media environment


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 14, 2:20 PM
With the advent of social media, fake news has proliferated. It is not new, just more noticeable. How do we teach students about it?
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How UNH Turned A Quiet Benefactor Into A Football-Marketing Prop

How UNH Turned A Quiet Benefactor Into A Football-Marketing Prop | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The internet abounds in cheerful content, and last fall one of its most cheerful stories started like this: In a press release, the University of New Hampshire announced that an elderly librarian had died—and left the school a shocking donation of $4 million.
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Easy Citations in Google Docs

I don’t care if the periods and commas in the MLA citation are correct.  I just want them to recognize that the content is not their own and that the originator deserves credit. 
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Actually, Do Read the Comments—They Can Be the Best Part

Actually, Do Read the Comments—They Can Be the Best Part | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Opinion: It doesn't have to be trolls all the way down. But publishers have to treat the comments section with respect.
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The science behind why fake news is so hard to wipe out

The science behind why fake news is so hard to wipe out | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
It’s time for Facebook and Google to pay attention to the psychology of the illusory truth effect.
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​Tech and finance firms should be held to the same account: Goyle | ZDNet

​Tech and finance firms should be held to the same account: Goyle | ZDNet | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A former state legislator and startup founder Raj Goyle has said it's about time technology companies are examined for their role in politics in the same way banks and financial institutions are held to account.
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Should we worry that half of Americans trust their gut to tell them what's true?

Should we worry that half of Americans trust their gut to tell them what's true? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Intuition is just one of many factors that shape what you believe.
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Identity theft nightmares: 'I've spent my lifetime building up my credit'

Identity theft nightmares: 'I've spent my lifetime building up my credit' | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Equifax data breach, millions are people are facing the prospect of identity theft, now or many years in the future. Here are the cautionary tale of someone who has been impacted.
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Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake News

Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Political movements have always faced infiltration, but recent revelations point to a threat far different from sabotage.
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What Facebook Did to American Democracy - The Atlantic

What Facebook Did to American Democracy - The Atlantic | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it

"If every News Feed is different, how can anyone understand what other people are seeing and responding to?"


"If every News Feed is different, how can anyone understand what other people are seeing and responding to?"


"... the point isn’t that a Republican beat a Democrat. The point is that the very roots of the electoral system—the news people see, the events they think happened, the information they digest—had been destabilized."


"The information systems that people use to process news have been rerouted through Facebook, and in the process, mostly broken and hidden from view. It wasn’t just liberal bias that kept the media from putting everything together. Much of the hundreds of millions of dollars that was spent during the election cycle came in the form of “dark ads.”"

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How to tell good research from bad: 13 questions journalists should ask - Journalist's Resource

How to tell good research from bad: 13 questions journalists should ask - Journalist's Resource | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Asking these questions can help journalists gauge the quality of a research study or report and avoid relying on flawed findings.
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The Times’ new policy to hide reporters’ bias

The Times’ new policy to hide reporters’ bias | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The New York Times made it crystal clear in last year’s presidential race that it would no longer hide its disdain of Donald Trump. But now it’
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What Facebook and Google Can Learn From America’s First Major News Hoax

What Facebook and Google Can Learn From America’s First Major News Hoax | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The original American penny press told readers that horny bat-people lived on the moon. The year was 1835. Even in 2017, its lessons are more relevant than ever.
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“Imagine Your Perfect Source”: Strategies for Cultivating Expert Researchers

“Imagine Your Perfect Source”: Strategies for Cultivating Expert Researchers | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Tasha Bergson-Michelson, Instructional and Programming Librarian at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA, explores what it means to “imagine a source.”
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Google’s hoax problem runs deep, says the creator of Google News

Google’s hoax problem runs deep, says the creator of Google News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Google promoting hoaxes is a symptom of a deeper cultural problem at the search giant, says the creator of Google News. But the fix is simple
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Analysis | A ‘liberal teacher’ became a conservative enemy for a viral Vegas tweet. But does she actually exist?

Analysis | A ‘liberal teacher’ became a conservative enemy for a viral Vegas tweet. But does she actually exist? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
"Pray only trumptards died!” read a tweet that went viral after the Las Vegas shootings. But the whole thing might just be a big troll.
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How trolls on Facebook, Twitter capitalized on Vegas shooting

How trolls on Facebook, Twitter capitalized on Vegas shooting | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Internet agitators take advantage of the chaos unfolding after the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
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If You’re Explaining, You Los- Eh, No, Wait, You’re Doing Your Job.

At it’s heart, “if you’re explaining, you’re losing” is a statement opposing explanation
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