Anil Dash is a technologist, social media influencer, and vocal activist for moral imagination in the digital sphere. He believes that we can all contribute to the humane potential of technology in this moment.
This is the Best of 2016 Compilation Episode, featuring your favorite moments of the show over the last 12 months. Each clip was suggested and submitted by you, our amazing listeners. Have a great new year!
Stuart Ingram joins Katie and David to take a fresh look at DEVONthink. We discuss what’s new with the service, workflows and organization, machine learning, setup, sync and more.
We discuss the UK’s Investigatory Powers Act, which give sweeping new powers to British intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Will automation take all our jobs? What then? Bla…
In this week’s episode, Bradley and Fraser continue their GTD series with a discussion on how teachers might apply it. If you like the show, please rate it in iTunes, recommend it in your podcast app, or support us on Patreon. If you have any feedback or would like to sponsor the show, get in…
LPX Episode 13: Someone is wrong on the internet! (Snopes editor Brooke Binkowski on fake news & real journalism)
Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleRedditTumblrEmailIn the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election in the United States, we heard a lot about “fake news” and its proliferation on social media, where millions of people get much of their news… and where many people like, share, or just scan through a sea of made-up headlines and news stories that can be tough to distinguish from factual reporting.
We’ve heard even more about the issue after the election, with Google and Facebook both promising to ban their ad networks from running on fake news sites, among other things.
But while there may be more fake news in our social media feeds than in the past, this is hardly the first time misinformation has been published online.
And some people view it as their duty to correct bad information.
What do you want me to do? LEAVE? Then they’ll keep being wrong! (credit: xkcd)
For the past two decades, Snopes.com has been debunking myths, hoaxes, and other false information:
Want to know if there’s real evidence of Bigfoot’s existence? Check Snopes.
Want to know if Bill Gates is really giving away money to people who share a post on Snopes? Snopes to the rescue.
And want to know if Marijuana can make you smarter? Snopes is on it.
The answers to those questions, by the way are no, nope, and… maybe?
Recently a lot of the stories Snopes have been investigating have been political… and a lot of them can be traced back to fake news sites.
Brooke Binkowski is managing editor of Snopes.com, and she’s my guest for the LPX Show episode 12. Binkowski has an interesting take on fake news: the way to fight it is by producing better real news.
A few notes about this episode:
There’s some explicit language.
One idea that’s brought up is that fact-checking articles don’t get viewed nearly as much as the original misinformation. There’s some data backing that up.
Another is that liberals are more likely than conservaties to block or “unfriend” someone either in real life or on a social network because of differing political views. That’s based on a 2014 study from the Pew Research Center.
Want to hear more from Brooke Binkowski? You can follow her on Twitter, check out her Facebook page, and read her work on Snopes,
Google Tech Talks July 23, 2007
Merlin Mann, a well known productivity guru and creator of the popular 43 folders website will talk about Getting Things Done, the importance of getting your inbox to zero, and strategies for dealing with high volume email. Credits: Speaker:Merlin Mann
Dead Pilots Society
John Ross Bowie
In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews John Hodgman (The Daily Show, Pitch Perfect 2, Married, Ragnorak) regarding his dead pilot, Only Child.This episode was recorded live from San Francisco Sketchfest 2016. Along with John’s interview, you’ll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Only Child performed by some of today’s funniest comedic actors like:
John Hodgman as John Hodgman, Janet Varney as Bridget and Mom, John Ross Bowie as Dad, Abe Chabon as Miles, Mark Gagliardi as Ed, Simon, and Basoonist, Josh Malina as Alex and Dr. Horchow, Adam Savage as Paul, Sage Ryan as Tim Fitch, Hal Lublin as Coach Mac, Ben Acker as CJ, John Roderick as Dr. Mister, Samantha Sadoff as Tina, and Abby Wait as Posie. Stage directions read by Andrew Reich.
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Rumors abound about a possible Macbook announcement event later this month, new iPad Pros next spring, and an OLED screen for the next iPhone. In the real world, Apple is opening n…
John Roderick of The Long Winters tells the story of how the song "The Commander Thinks Aloud" was made.