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Social Media Skills for Librarians | David Lee King

Social Media Skills for Librarians | David Lee King | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Last week, I gave a presentation at McGill's Web2PointU Symposium - a cool conference run by students of the School of Information Studies at McGill Un
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Why slow innovation is how you should work

Why slow innovation is how you should work | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Sometimes changing three lines in an FAQ qualifies as a rousing success, writes Hana Schank in the fourth installment of The Government Fix.
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Facebook ads shared by Russian trolls days before the 2016 election

Facebook ads shared by Russian trolls days before the 2016 election | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
This week, Congress released every ad created and shared by Russian trolls during the 2016 election. In the week leading up to the election, nearly 100 were cre
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The thinking error at the root of science denial

The thinking error at the root of science denial | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Why do some people reject scientifically accepted ideas? A psychotherapist points to black-and-white thinking as part of the explanation.
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This Former Tea Party Activist Is Teaching People To Spot Fake News

This Former Tea Party Activist Is Teaching People To Spot Fake News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
“I kept coming across people who I knew were smart people and sensitive people who were sharing fake stuff, and this has been [going on for] two or three years,” Cravens said in an interview with BuzzFeed News.
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The Public, the Political System and American Democracy | Pew Research Center

The Public, the Political System and American Democracy | Pew Research Center | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Survey Report At a time of growing stress on democracy around the world, Americans generally agree on democratic ideals and values that are important for the
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5 things to know about bots on Twitter

5 things to know about bots on Twitter | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Read key findings and watch a video about our new study on how bot accounts affect the mix of content on Twitter.
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How do you write survey questions that accurately measure public opinion?

How do you write survey questions that accurately measure public opinion? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In the second video from our Methods 101 series, we’re tackling why question wording is so important in public opinion surveys.
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Pew Research Center | Nonpartisan, non-advocacy public opinion polling and demographic research

Pew Research Center | Nonpartisan, non-advocacy public opinion polling and demographic research | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling,
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Drew Cloud Is a Well-Known Expert on Student Loans. One Problem: He’s Not Real.

Drew Cloud Is a Well-Known Expert on Student Loans. One Problem: He’s Not Real. | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
His website, the Student Loan Report, is widely cited by news media for its surveys on loan debt, and Cloud is quoted at length. But both he and his organization are facades.
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Develop These 3 Leadership Skills Before You Really Need To Use Them

Develop These 3 Leadership Skills Before You Really Need To Use Them | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A little empathy and other “soft skills” can go a long way in high-level leadership positions. But why wait to start cultivating them?
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The horrifying maternal mortality rate in Texas turned out to be wrong, but that's not the biggest issue

The horrifying maternal mortality rate in Texas turned out to be wrong, but that's not the biggest issue | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Texas is, in fact, a cautionary tale, just not in the way we all thought. It’s been collecting data poorly for years now, and they’re not alone—maternal mortality rates could be wrong all over the U.S. Ever since some states introduced a checkbox to their death certificates asking about pregnancy back in 2003, the stats on maternal mortality have been skewed so much that we haven’t published an official national maternal mortality rate since 2007. The data just haven’t been good enough.
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You Think You Want Media Literacy… Do You? –

The below original text was the basis for Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd’s March 2018 SXSW Edu keynote,“What Hath We Wrought?” — Ed. Growing up, I took certain truths to be self…
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Here’s how to find out which apps have access to your Facebook data

Here’s how to find out which apps have access to your Facebook data | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Whether you’re one of the 50 million Facebook users whose profiles were harvested by Trump-connected data-analytics firm Cambridge Analytica via a personality app—or just one of the more than 2 billion people on the planet who use the social network at least once a month—you might be wondering just how vulnerable you are to that …
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BBC - Culture - Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

BBC - Culture - Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.
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Media literacy – everyone’s favourite solution to the problems of regulation | LSE

Media literacy – everyone’s favourite solution to the problems of regulation | LSE | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Media literacy is often cited as the solution - but to what problem? In this new blogpost for the Media Policy Project, Professor of Social Psychology at LSE,
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John Micklethwait: The Future of News - Bloomberg

John Micklethwait: The Future of News - Bloomberg | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Automated, personalized, mobile, paid for, and (eventually) less fake. Quality journalism is coming back.
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The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World | Pew Research Center

The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World | Pew Research Center | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Many experts say digital life will continue to expand people’s boundaries and opportunities. Yet nearly a third think that people’s overall well-being will be
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Who doesn’t read books in America?

Who doesn’t read books in America? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
About a quarter of American adults say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year.
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Solutions Search | Data-Smart City Solutions

Solutions Search | Data-Smart City Solutions | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
This searchable database indexes visual and geospatial solutions to critical urban problems. Examples span the city, county, state, and federal levels, and feature a wide variety of interventions and initiatives, including maps, data visualizations, and dashboards. Searchable by a project's end goal, issue area and type of intervention, the database is a resource hub for civic leaders seeking models for replication and inspiration about how visual tools can unlock data-driven insights.
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Media Literacy Is About Where To Spend Your Trust. But You Have To Spend It Somewhere.

Media Literacy Is About Where To Spend Your Trust. But You Have To Spend It Somewhere. | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A lot of past approaches to online media literacy have highlighted "debunking" and present a large a portion of cases where students debunk tree octopuses and verifiably false things. And show students how they are manipulated, etc. And this is good in the right amounts. There's a place for it. It should comprise much of…
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Young People's Nonpolitical Online Activity Supports Democratic Life

Young People's Nonpolitical Online Activity Supports Democratic Life | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Joseph Kahne and Benjamin Bowyer argue that when digital skills and social networks are joined with a motivation to effect change, they become potent political resources.
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I Used This Simple Chart To Prioritize My Crazy Busy Work Life

I Used This Simple Chart To Prioritize My Crazy Busy Work Life | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
This former media executive hated saying “no,” so she created a system that forced her to set boundaries.
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What a Media Literacy Educator Hears When danah boyd Talks About Media Literacy | TUNE IN Next Time

What a Media Literacy Educator Hears When danah boyd Talks About Media Literacy | TUNE IN Next Time | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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When Kids Break Rules, Emphasize the Consequences for Others  

When Kids Break Rules, Emphasize the Consequences for Others   | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
When my four-year-old misbehaves (and boy, does she), I have about 3.7 seconds to run through a litany of possible parental responses in my brain, and choose one.
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