Links van 20 mei 2018 tot 21 mei 2018

Gell-Mann amnesia effect – Wikiwandthe Gell-Mann amnesia effect labels a commonly observed problem in modern media,[2] where one will believe everything they read from a journalist even after they come across an article about something they know well that is completely incorrect Tim Harford — Article — Statistics, Fast and SlowOne way to understand China […]

Links van 16 mei 2018 tot 18 mei 2018

Total set to pull out of Iran gas deal without sanctions waiver – BBC NewsSlecht nieuws: “French energy giant Total is preparing to pull out of a billion dollar gas project in Iran in the face of renewed US sanctions. Total said it will unwind operations by November unless sanctions are waived.” 🙁 3D printed […]

Links van 7 november 2017 tot 9 november 2017

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway. – POLITICO MagazinePolling continues to show that—in spite of unprecedented unpopularity—nearly all people who voted for Trump would do it again. But as I compared this year’s answers to last year’s responses it seemed clear that the basis of people’s support had morphed. Johnstown […]

Links voor 24 oktober 2017

Mobile First, Desktop Worst – prototyprMobile First should not be taken as an opportunity to over-simplify and, by the same token, Desktop First should not be taken as an opportunity to pile on complexity. Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial | Technology | The GuardianFacebook is testing a major change that […]

Links van 14 oktober 2017 tot 17 oktober 2017

One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to endTwitter was built at the tail end of that era. Their goal was giving everyone a voice. They were so obsessed with giving everyone a voice that they never stopped to wonder what would happen when everyone got one. And they never asked themselves what everyone meant. […]

Links van 2 februari 2017 tot 7 februari 2017

FARK.com: Blog (673): Fark NotNewsletter: Google farked us overYou would probably assume that Google, a company that makes nearly all of its money from advertising, has a crack team of ninjas instantly handling issues in their publisher network. That assumption would be totally wrong.   This past October we suffered a huge financial hit because […]

Links van 16 april 2016 tot 18 april 2016

Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic – The New York Times85 cents of every new dollar spent in online advertising will go to Google or Facebook, said Brian Nowak, a Morgan Stanley analyst. (…) Facebook also announced that it would open up Instant Articles — which encourage publishers to post their content directly […]

Links van 14 augustus 2015 tot 19 augustus 2015

What Paleo diet experts think – and why they’re wrong | Life and style | The GuardianClaims by proponents of the carbohydrate-averse food regimen supposedly based on what our paleolithic ancestors ate do not stand up to scientific scrutiny Information Consumerism: The Price of Hypocrisy – Überwachung – FAZmany Europeans are finally grasping, to their […]

Links van 9 augustus 2015 tot 13 augustus 2015

One Book’s Cover | Brightweavings JournalThis spring I was working with my American and Canadian editors, and an art director, and a gifted artist to devise and shape the cover those territories are sharing for Children of Earth and Sky. sbdc » BetrayedI used to be able to trust that Apple products would just work. […]

Links van 16 april 2015 tot 23 april 2015

Wander (1974) — a lost mainframe game is found! | Retroactive FictionWander was probably the first computer game that is recognisable as what came to be known as a “text adventure” (or “interactive fiction“) – pre-dating even ADVENT (a.k.a. Colossal Cave) by Crowther and Woods! But Wander was more than that because it seems to […]

Links van 18 februari 2015 tot 23 februari 2015

The Trouble with Dijsselbloem | JacobinFor Dijsselbloem, extinguishing Syriza’s promise is imperative. It is a precondition for restoring the stability of the EU that he, his party, and economic elites so desire. But it is as necessary for the continuation of the dreamless, managerial, suit-and-tie progressivism from which he has never strayed. The dangers of […]

Links voor 25 januari 2015

Holy Shit, I Interviewed the President — MediumLegacy media isn’t mocking us because we aren’t a legitimate source of information; they’re mocking us because they’re terrified. Their legitimacy came from the fact that they have access to distribution channels and that they get to be in the White House press pool because of some long-ago […]

Links van 19 september 2014 tot 28 september 2014

The myth of religious violence | Karen Armstrong | World news | The GuardianThe popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple Yahoo killing off […]

Links van 20 augustus 2014 tot 21 augustus 2014

How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline | Deep Sea NewsHale and Bamberg belong to a belt of counties cutting through the deep south–Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina–that have voted over 50% Democratic in recent presidential elections. Why? A 100 million year old coastline. Hillary Clinton’s 11th-hour […]

Links van 14 juli 2014 tot 18 juli 2014

Gamasutra – The History of CivilizationGamasutra is proud to be partnering with the IGDA's Preservation SIG to present detailed official histories of each of the first ten games voted into the Digital Game Canon. The Canon "provides a starting-point for the difficult task of preserving this history inspired by the role of that the U.S. […]