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  1. Last 7 days
    1. ReconfigBehSci. (2021, February 17). The global infodemic has driven trust in all news sources to record lows with social media (35%) and owned media (41% the least trusted; traditional media (53%) saw largest drop in trust at 8 points globally. Https://t.co/C86chd3bb4 [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1362022502743105541

  2. Apr 2021
    1. Céline Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA. (2021, April 14). With all due respect to @NateSilver538, he is not an expert on the psychology of vaccine confidence. He is a poll aggregator and political pundit. He is not an infectious disease specialist, epidemiologist, vaccinologist, virologist, immunologist, or behavioral scientist. Https://t.co/HBrI6zj9aa [Tweet]. @celinegounder. https://twitter.com/celinegounder/status/1382299663269761024

    1. Adam Finn. ‘There Are Some News Outlets & Politicians Incorrectly Reporting and Criticising Respectively MHRA for Advising against Use of OxAZ in under 30s. Neither MHRA nor EMA Have Done This. JCVI Have Expressed a Preference for Alternative Vaccines for Healthy under 30s in the UK Context’. Tweet. @adamhfinn (blog), 8 April 2021. https://twitter.com/adamhfinn/status/1380031766703058944.

  3. Mar 2021
    1. News and policy links

      Bioengineer.org reports on the low cost and eco friendly aspects of "electronic skin" in comparison to smart devices, making is an interesting possible alternative.

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    2. News and policy links

      SYFY Wire reports on the functionality and comfort of the "wearable skin". They state that smart watches are functionally nice, but it is not optimal to have such a large mass on your body. This device matches or exceeds the functionality of this device while also being many times smaller.

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    3. News and policy links

      Science Daily reports about the multi-functionality and comfortability of the device. They state that it could be more accurate and functional than smart watches, while also cutting back on the worlds electronic waste.

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    4. News and policy links

      Nanowerk News reports on the multifunctionality of the device, saying it would be able to be worn as a bracelet, ring, etc. They also make light of its ability to turn heat into electricity using thermoelectric generators, something that could revolutionize smart devices.

      Read more at: https://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news2/newsid=57267.php

    1. "היו הרבה דברים שטעינו בהם, אך אחד הדברים הברורים הם ההליכה של מנסור עבאס עם נתניהו. הציבור שלנו רוצה אחדות ועבאס החליט לפלג את הרשימה המשותפת ולתת לנתניהו בדיוק את מה שרצה", אמר ח"כ אבו שחאדה.


    1. עד כה, לראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו יש 52 ממליצים - חברי הליכוד, הסיעות החרדיות ומפלגת "הציונות הדתית". ליו"ר יש עתיד לפיד יש בינתיים כ-30 ממליצים: יש עתיד, ישראל ביתנו ומרצ הכריזו רשמית כי יתמכו בו בבית הנשיא, ולפי ההערכה גם שבעת המנדטים של מפלגת העבודה יצטרפו לעמדה זו.

      ממליצים לממשלה

    1. Nick Barrowman. (2021, March 26). Throughout the pandemic, a widespread inability to reason counterfactually has been on display. For example, some people apparently think lockdowns don’t work. They seem unable to imagine the situation had there not been a lockdown. Lockdowns are costly, but they work! [Tweet]. @nbarrowman. https://twitter.com/nbarrowman/status/1375240312264740870

    1. James Hamblin. (2021, March 17). Whenever you vaccinate millions and millions of people, some will inevitably die shortly after. Others will get blood clots. Others will crash cars, or fall down stairs. None of this is newsworthy until there’s reason to believe these things are connected. [Tweet]. @jameshamblin. https://twitter.com/jameshamblin/status/1371993047261667329

    1. Xabaar bi agsi na démb.

      La nouvelle est arrivée hier.

      xabaar (Arabic) v. -- report (a new one).

      bi -- the.

      agsi v. -- to arrive, to arise.

      na -- as (?).

      démb ji -- the past; yesterday 📆, long ago.

  4. Feb 2021
    1. Channel 4 News. (2021, January 17). “It’s working in mainland China with 1.4 billion people. It doesn’t depend on being an island.” A pandemic adviser to the New Zealand government says achieving zero cases isn’t about the size of a country, but about “strong leadership”. Https://t.co/SSpc8DjZXi [Tweet]. @Channel4News. https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status/1350834342709358593

    1. ReconfigBehSci. (2020, December 5). RT @bhrenton: On average, one person in the U.S. died of Covid-19 every 43 seconds last week. On this morning’s @CNNnewsroom, @Christi_Paul… [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1335906973750059009

    1. When your digital news feed doesn’t contain links, when it cannot be linked to, when it can’t be indexed, when you can’t copy a paragraph and paste it into another application: when this happens your news feed is not flawed or backwards looking or frustrating. It is broken.

      If your news feed doesn't contain links, can't be linked to, indexed, or copied and pasted, it is broken.

      How can this be tied into the five R's of Open Education Resources: Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix and/or Redistribute content (and perhaps my Revise/Request update ideas: https://boffosocko.com/2018/08/30/the-sixth-r-of-open-educational-resources-oer/)

  5. Jan 2021
    1. チャットbotやレコメンデーション、質問への回答、検索、パーソナルアシスタント、顧客サポート自動化、コンテンツ生成など、人と機械、人と人の自然言語によるやりとりを含む幅広いシナリオを支えるためだ


    1. それを実践しているのが、全国に200店舗以上の大型スーパーマーケット「TRIAL」を展開するトライアルホールディングスだ


    1. Should You Use Hemp Products? Several factors have boosted the popularity and acceptance of hemp products in different parts of the globe. It has even turned into a multibillion-dollar industry, but one interesting question remains on the lips of many: should you use hemp products?

      Well, the answer to this question is yes. But there are a few instances in which using hemp products will not be advisable for you.

      All these instances will be discussed in this article. A Major Variety To Choose From

      Hemp seed products are numerous, and they include hemp oil, hemp fiber, hemp juice, hemp milk, hemp protein, and many others. Hemp seed oil is probably the most popular of them, so the focus will be on it as a representative example of the hemp products discussed here in this piece.

      For each hemp product in use, there are various benefits and advantages for you as the user. A good example here is hemp seed oil, which is also known as hemp oil. It is derived from hemp seeds, and the oil itself is usually raw. It is transparent green oil known for its refreshing and nutty flavor.

      Now, please note that it is not the same as cannabidiol oil (CBD), which is derived from the cannabis plant. Hemp oil is derived from the hemp seed and has no tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive component.

      So, you will not be getting a high from hemp products. That's a common misconception which has now been cleared.

      Benefits of Using Hemp Seed Oil

      Some applications and benefits come with a hemp product like hemp seed oil. One of these is that it is used for the improvement of skin health. It has many nourishing properties for the skin, and this is because of the natural moisturizers and vitamins that it contains. Those who apply hemp oil for improving their skin quality can take it topically or decide to consume it.

      Taking a hemp product like hemp oil works wonders on your skin. It is ideal for practically all skin types, and this is because it can do moisturizing your skin without blocking the skin pores. It can also assist in balancing out your oily skin, hydrating the skin while also regulating the production of oil from the skin.

      When the skin is too dry, it can be stimulated to produce excess oil to compensate for the dryness, but this only ends up causing more acne. Hemp oil is good in this regard as it helps in the prevention of dry skin without causing any clogging of the pores. This decreases the acne that was caused by the additional oil in the first place.

      When You Should Not Use Hemp Products

      As hinted earlier, hemp products are generally good, and most people can use them without any problems, but there are some other instances where they are not advisable for you. Some people develop irritation when they apply hemp products topically. We recommend you first apply the hemp oil to a tiny patch of the skin and watch for any reaction. If the reaction is one that you cannot cope with, you cannot use hemp products.

      Some people have also reported that oral consumption of a hemp product like the oil can cause negative effects like digestion problems. Now, it all depends on the quality of the product. If you are buying it from a genuine brand, then there are no side effects.

      Hemp products can also interfere with blood thinners, so you should discuss them with your doctor before using them.

      Concluding Thoughts

      Hemp products are generally good and safe, and most people use them without any problems. However, there are few conditions where you should not use hemp products because of the reactions or how they interfere with certain medications like blood thinners.

      If you have a severe skin condition, test the product on your skin before applying it generously. Read the reviews of the brand's products before purchasing them, and rule out any major skin condition.

      Other than these exceptions, hemp benefits are apparent. Anyone with a medical condition should discuss it with the physician first before using hemp products.

  6. Dec 2020
    1. Egypt’s public prosecution has officially closed its investigation into the murder of Giulio Regeni, rejecting Italian prosecutors’ findings that accused four Egyptian security officials of kidnapping and torturing the Italian doctoral student in 2016.
  7. Nov 2020
    1. Politicians and the news media often expect looting and crime when disaster strikes, as they did when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. But the reality on the ground has more to do with communal acts of generosity and kindness, she believes.

      The media get many of these sorts of frequently happening broad stories wrong so often that "On the Media" has an entire series about them: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/projects/breaking-news-consumers-handbook

  8. Oct 2020
    1. and narratives in fiction, popular nonfiction, and marketing material. These texts shape the public’s knowledge about and potential engagement with transoce-anic networks.

      on peut se demander si la littérature (+cinéma etc.) ne se dédouane pas de sa responsabilité vis-à-vis de ses effets sur l’imaginaire collectif – une question qui mérite assurément d’être réinvestie à l’ère des fake news – puisqu’elle façonne en partie la représentation que le public se fait sur un sujet.

      on reprochera par exemple aux films historiques (mettant en scène un musicien dont les gestes ne correspondent pas à ce qui est joué, une athlète de haut niveau qui reproduit pauvrement la technique de course, un film d’époque avec des écriteaux dans une police de caractères inventée en 2000…) de véhiculer des absurdités collatérales à leur réalisation mal informée.

    1. Tufekci argued that, in the 21st century, a surfeit of information, rather than its absence, poses the biggest problem. “When I was growing up in Turkey, the way censorship occurred was there was one TV channel and they wouldn’t show you stuff. That was it,” she said. “Currently, in my conceptualization, the way censorship occurs is by information glut. It’s not that the relevant information isn’t out there. But it is buried in so much information of suspect credibility that it doesn’t mean anything.”
    1. But on the Web, stories of all kinds can show up anywhere and information and news are all mixed together. Light features rotate through prominent spots on the "page" with the same weight as breaking news, sports coverage, and investigative pieces, even on mainstream news sites. Advertorial "features" and opinion pieces are not always clearly identified in digitalspaces.

      This difference is one of the things I miss about reading a particular newspaper and experiencing the outlet's particular curation of their own stories.Perhaps I should spend more time looking at the "front page" of various news sites.

    2. Some (36%) said they agreed that the threat of “‘fake news’ had made them distrust the credibility of any news.” Almost half (45%) lacked confidence with discerning “real news” from “fake news,” and only 14% said they were “very confident” that they could detect “fake news.”

      These numbers are insane!

    3. YouTube (54%), Instagram (51%) or Snapchat (55%)

      I'm curious to know which sources in particular they're using on these platforms. Snapchat was growing news sources a year ago, but I've heard those sources are declining. What is the general quality of these sources?

      For example, getting news from television can range from PBS News Hour and cable news networks (more traditional sources) to comedy shows like Stephen Colbert and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah which have some underlying news in the comedy, but are far from traditional sources.

    1. People come to Google looking for information they can trust, and that information often comes from the reporting of journalists and news organizations around the world.

      Heavy hit in light of the Facebook data scandal this week on top of accusations about fake news spreading.

    1. The furore over Fake News is really about the seizures caused by overactivity in these synapses - confabulation and hallucination in the global brain of mutual media. With popularity always following a power law, runaway memetic outbreaks can become endemic, especially when the platform is doing what it can to accelerate them without any sense of their context or meaning.

      One might think that Facebook could easily analyze the things within their network that are getting above average reach and filter out or tamp down the network effects of the most damaging things which in the long run I suspect are going to damage their network overall.

    1. Chris Hayes, who anchors MSNBC’s 8 pm newscast and is among the most thoughtful, civic-minded journalists in the industry, referenced a Will Ferrell joke from Anchorman 2 on his podcast, saying, “What if instead of telling people the things they need to know, we tell them what they want to know?” That is, he says, “the creation story of cable news.”
    1. appreciate your help

      I think that a major part of improving the issue of abuse and providing consent is building in notifications so that website owners will at least be aware that their site is being marked up, highlighted, annotated, and commented on in other locations or by other platforms. Then the site owner at least has the knowledge of what's happening and can then be potentially provided with information and tools to allow/disallow such interactions, particularly if they can block individual bad actors, but still support positive additions, thought, and communication. Ideally this blocking wouldn't occur site wide, which many may be tempted to do now as a knee-jerk reaction to recent events, but would be fine grained enough to filter out the worst offenders.

      Toward the end of notifications to site owners, it would be great if any annotating activity would trigger trackbacks, pingbacks, or the relatively newer and better webmention protocol of the WW3C out of the http://IndieWebCamp.com movement. Then site owners would at least have notifications about what is happening on their site that might otherwise be invisible to them.

      Perhaps there's a way to further implement filters or tools (a la Akismet on platforms like WordPress) that allow site users to mark materials as spam, abusive, or other so that they are then potentially moved from "public" facing to "private" so that the original highlighter can still see their notes, but that the platform isn't allowing the person's own website to act as a platform to give reach to bad actors.

      Further some site owners might appreciate graded filters (G, PG, PG-13, R, X) so that users or even parents can filter what they're willing to see. Consider also annotations on narrative forms that might be posted as spoilers--how can these be guarded against? (Possibly with CSS and a spoiler tag?) Options can be built into the platform itself as well as allowing server-side options for truly hard cases.

      My coding skills are rustier than I wish they were, but I'm available to help/consult if needed.

    1. I have added a script to my websites today that will block annotations

      I’ve spent some time thinking about this type of blocking in the past and written about a potential solution. Kevin Marks had created a script to help prevent this type of abuse as well; his solution and some additional variants are freely available. — {cja}

    1. “every courageous and incisive measure to solve internal problems of our own society, to improve self-confidence, discipline, morale and community spirit of our own people, is a diplomatic victory over Moscow worth a thousand diplomatic notes and joint communiqués. If we cannot abandon fatalism and indifference in the face of deficiencies of our own society, Moscow will profit.”

      Perhaps the best defense against active measures is a little bit of activism of our own

  9. Sep 2020
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  11. Jul 2020
    1. Cotti, C. D., Engelhardt, B., Foster, J., Nesson, E. T., & Niekamp, P. S. (2020). The Relationship between In-Person Voting and COVID-19: Evidence from the Wisconsin Primary (Working Paper No. 27187; Working Paper Series). National Bureau of Economic Research. https://doi.org/10.3386/w27187