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  1. Oct 2022
    1. Mostly male video-game players began to publish personal information — including home address and phone numbers

      This sounds about right the new online bullying. Which is probably illegal but not sure.

    2. doxxing a person if he or she is marching on a public street,

      I thought doxing was an online action of releasing information about the person online and supposedly frighten them?

    3. “At least then there was shame.”

      Shouldn't there be shame still?, But I guess that most can bare the fact they are seen without a mask.

    1. “Have not been this riveted since the final episode of Lost, and this *didn’t* piss me off! Amazing!” wrote one Twitter user in reply to Blair’s thread.

      Another issue that I haven't yet considered, but the way how we receive entertainment at the expense of others, whether intended or not should be a concern in how we continue to consume the internet. Could this be related to parasocial relationships?

    2. The story’s charm disguises the invasion of privacy at its heart: the way technology is both eroding our personal boundaries and coercing us in deleterious ways.

      OOf someone finally said it! Our boundaries with others can be so easily crossed, and its accepted! And the way how we can easily become online is also just as disturbing

    1. Know Your Meme is a crowdsourced database of popular memes, owned by a company that created many early memes.

      I remember this! I actually have some of their fridge magnets! Its also crazy to think that they created a Business out of it so early in internet history!

    2. There is no official definitive answer for whether a use can be considered fair, as every case must be judged on its own merits, but there are some types of use generally allowed under fair use, including criticism and commentary, parody, journalism, education, and research.

      I think this is the most trickiest thing when it comes to laws relating to ethics and fair use. As it states every case must be judge by its own merits, and its not just some cookie cutter law that is easy to apply. It reminds me of how a lot of video creators (specifically the YTPMV community) would experience lots of takedowns and DMCA strikes despite their content being within the realms of fair use! Creating algorithms to detect copyright just doesn't work but that's a rant for another day

  2. Sep 2022
    1. To be clear, there is a law that defines domestic terrorism but not one that charges people who commit acts of terrorism in America.

      It's bizarre they would legally define something only to never use that definition. This statement is correct according to Wikipedia (via NPR).

    1. As an example, let’s take one that got past both a Washington Post reporter and the WaPo fact-checkers a month or so ago.

      It's unfortunate, but not surprising, that people who share and fact-check information for a living didn't bother to check an article because it was by a credible-looking site. The article did get in wrong, and was later corrected:

      "Editor’s note: A previous version of this report included information about the meaning of “American Idiot” that was attributed to a Clickhole.com article. Clickhole.com is a satire site. The information has been removed from the story".

  3. Jul 2022
    1. To be clear, there is a law that defines domestic terrorism but not one that charges people who commit acts of terrorism in America.

      It surprises me that that there is no charge for domestic terrorism given that so many events that are clearly acts of domestic terrorism keep occurring; when will the laws catch up with the crimes?

    1. I’m going to state this again, but if you look at that loop above you’ll see this is about a seven second operation. You can absolutely do this every time before you share. And given it is so easy, it’s irresponsible not to.

      I feel like this is information that should be a part of public education from the moment a kid starts using the internet to assist in finding resources for essays, projects, etc. Maybe it is now, but as a college student, this is the first time out of all my classes that this technique to become more information literate was plainly laid out.

      I think if every class started with a lesson of how to find and choose information resources we could eventually start moving towards a more informationally literate culture.

  4. Apr 2022
    1. There are some hard problems with misinformation on the web. But for the average user, a lot of what goes wrong comes down to failure to follow simple and quick processes of verification and contextualization. Not after you start thinking, but before you do.

      I think this is very important because a lot of us dive in the internet and with all the miss information and problems it can cause a negative impact on us and our community

    2. More people than you would think believe that the blue checkmark = trustworthy. But all the blue checkmark really does is say that the person is who they say they are, that they are the person of that name and not an imposter.

      I found this paragraph interesting because how they are saying that accounts with checkmarks are not scams or imposters its very true, they are verified. They usually have a strong fam base also they are really famous.

    1. The presence of women and persons of color in only certain employment opportunities within the men’s professional leagues is not enough, that is charity.  That is not justice.  We need to acknowledge the talented and skilled people across our communities.  Secure opportunities.  Justice is served when we are at the table.  Justice is served when we have a voice. 

      This part in this paragraph caught my attention women are getting left out in mens sports. We should not block of women from any job they like to attend or be. We should support them have variety of males and females in all sports.

  5. Oct 2021
    1. And some worry that the stigma of being outed as a political extremist can only reinforce that behavior in people who could still be talked out of it.

      I agree with this idea. If you expose them to the stigma as political extremists. They would think have nothing to lose which reinforces their extremist behavior.

    2. So has “doxxing” — originally a slang term among hackers for obtaining and posting private documents about an individual, usually a rival or enemy. To hackers, who prized their anonymity, it was considered a cruel attack.

      It's interesting to learn a new slang term in the hacker's world.

  6. Jul 2021
    1. As of July 1, 2019, the Kansas City Public Library no longer charges late fines on overdue materials

      This appears to be a trend in library services, and I think this will help increase use of libraries.

    1. We are thrilled to welcome you to the Library of Congress, America’s library - YOUR library. Visit us and discover new pathways to explore the Thomas Jefferson Building and its exhibitions. We can’t wait to see you again!

      Glad to see the LOC is open again for researchers.

    1. Your consent becomes a trifling detail in a story about you that suddenly belongs to everyone else

      It seems that legislation is needed allowing civil suits from the people that have been harmed in this way.

    2. The story’s charm disguises the invasion of privacy at its heart: the way technology is both eroding our personal boundaries and coercing us in deleterious ways.

      This statement terrifies me. Technology will only continue to evolve, I suspect in 20 years we'll look back at how 'quaint' this story is...

  7. Oct 2020
    1. Depersonalization-derealization disorder occurs when you persistently or repeatedly have the feeling that you're observing yourself from outside your body or you have a sense that things around you aren't real, or both. Feelings of depersonalization and derealization can be very disturbing and may feel like you're living in a dream. Many people have a passing experience of depersonalization or derealization at some point. But when these feelings keep occurring or never completely go away and interfere with your ability to function, it's considered depersonalization-derealization disorder. This disorder is more common in people who've had traumatic experiences.
  8. Sep 2020
    1. The subcommittee noted that there was a 17 percent increase in reported hate crimes in 2017 from the previous year and a 31 percent increase since 2014. And in spite of the ADL’s report that white supremacists were responsible for 78 percent of extremist murders in 2018

      I'm not very political but to me it's almost as if the day trump became president people who support this behavior became more open about their hate.

  9. Oct 2019
    1. They have the right to sue! This can cause harm to individuals whom are on the image. Specially if there are negative comments done on the image...

    2. In my opinion, I don't think memes are ever copyrighted. Most are just created and shared. Knowing how the internet works, anyone can do it and will do it at their own risk of course.

  10. Sep 2019
    1. The FBI said it has stopped using the "Black Identity Extremist" tag and acknowledged that white supremacist violence is the biggest terrorist threat this country faces.

      The term was broadened to, "racially motivated violent extremism," which could still permit abuse. But, at least it is a start.

      Here is link to a WSJ article about the issue: https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbi-abandons-use-of-terms-black-identity-extremism-11563921355

      -M. Lewis

  11. Jun 2019
    1. n a separate statement to Al Jazeera’s “The Stream” on Wednesday, Renee Bach said “these allegations that over 1,000 children died is absolute lies and allegations. I can’t rule out the fact that children died, like they do die at any health facility, but it’s still not true to say I killed them.”

      Was unable to find any other information on the news when I tried to right click and find news item on google I found this article interesting because there really is no proof as they say and they comment on its allegations. there was not much on what authorities plan to do to this person mainly because they show no proof.

    1. The subcommittee noted that there was a 17 percent increase in reported hate crimes in 2017 from the previous year and a 31 percent increase since 2014. And in spite of the ADL’s report that white supremacists were responsible for 78 percent of extremist murders in 2018, the FBI still dedicates most of its time, money and manpower to investigating and stopping international terrorism.

      This is sad, I feel like the hate crime increased so much more in the past 4years. Now that is influenced more by the president I think that it'll be harder to bring these numbers down. We should all be seen the same.

    2. But someone who sends pipe bombs to Democrats; plows through a crowd of anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, Va.; or shoots up a church in Charleston, S.C., will not face domestic terrorism charges.

      I recall hearing this argument and believe it is true, but want to look for research it to verify that it is in fact true.

    1. Your methods of checking have to be really quick. They have to be habitual, automatic. They can’t be cognitively expensive.

      I learned a lot from Mike Caulfield's blog on authenticating URLs. I love that he stresses to be quick- I tend to waste a lot of time and get easily off topic while searching the web

  12. May 2019
    1. Online edition (c) 2009 Cambridge UPDRAFT!©April 1, 2009 Cambridge University Press. Feedback welcome.11Boolean retrievalThe meaning of the terminformation retrievalcan be very broad. Just gettinga credit card out of your wallet so that you can type in the cardnumberis a form of information retrieval. However, as an academic field of study,information retrievalmight be defined thus:I NF O RMAT IONRET RI EVALInformation retrieval (IR) is finding material (usually documents) ofan unstructured nature (usually text) that satisfies an information needfrom within large collections (usually stored on computers).As defined in this way, information retrieval used to be an activity that onlya few people engaged in: reference librarians, paralegals,and similar pro-fessional searchers. Now the world has changed, and hundreds of millionsof people engage in information retrieval every day when they use a websearch engine or search their email.1Information retrieval is fast becomingthe dominant form of information access, overtaking traditional database-style searching (the sort that is going on when a clerk says toyou: “I’m sorry,I can only look up your order if you can give me your Order ID”).

      Aside from 'search' omission, useful definition of IR.