New York Times: Why Jeff Bezos Went to Medium With His Message

New York Times: Why Jeff Bezos Went to Medium With His Message. “Medium, the online open platform and publisher, is one bloglike platform that has persisted and innovated in the social media era. With 90 million unique monthly visitors, it has maintained relevance as a destination for open letters, petitions and personal essays. But it scarcely sparks such frenetic reactions as it did Thursday night.”

Analytics India: 9 Best Data Science Blogs To Follow In 2019

Analytics India: 9 Best Data Science Blogs To Follow In 2019. “Data science is a fascinating technology that is rapidly evolving. To keep up with the industry, one needs to be prepared to spend some time doing some research and brushing up on skills and knowledge. Whether you’re a professional working in the field of data science or an aspirant who is just getting started, it is always considered to be a good practice to be connected with resources that keep you in touch with the current trends.”

Boing Boing: This is what ‘going viral’ looks like

Boing Boing: This is what ‘going viral’ looks like. “…on November 11, I blogged about Tim Klein’s ‘puzzle montages’ and I believe it’s the most-viral post I’ve written in my over-seven-year professional blogging career. While I don’t have the exact numbers, I have been watching it quickly spread across the planet and I feel certain that it is. Today, I thought it would be fun to pull back the curtain a little to show you what ‘going viral’ looks like from ‘backstage.'”

The Verge: The dream of the ‘00s lives on in gossip blogs

The Verge: The dream of the ‘00s lives on in gossip blogs. “Mostly, the internet is worse now than it was 20 years ago — but at least it looks better. Now that ‘going online’ is more often a job than a hobby, the internet looks appropriately sleek to match: by adults and for adults, by professionals and for professionals. Platforms have different personalities, from the cutesy quirk of Etsy to the clean, friendly usability of Slack. But, in general, if a website is popular, if it is large enough to be the primary income source for its creators, it is both navigable and beautiful in a minimalist, Scandinavian-boutique-hotel sort of way. The look of a website is intentional and made by a well-paid committee. Very little about the internet’s appearance, short of a bug quickly remedied, is an accident.”

TechCrunch: Facebook launches ‘Hunt for False News’ debunk blog as fakery drops 50%

TechCrunch:
Facebook launches ‘Hunt for False News’ debunk blog as fakery drops 50%
. “Facebook hopes detailing concrete examples of fake news it’s caught — or missed — could improve news literacy, or at least prove it’s attacking the misinformation problem. Today Facebook launched ‘The Hunt for False News,’ in which it examines viral B.S., relays the decisions of its third-party fact-checkers and explains how the story was tracked down. The first edition reveals cases where false captions were put on old videos, people were wrongfully identified as perpetrators of crimes or real facts were massively exaggerated.”

Library of Congress: Science Blogs Web Archive

Library of Congress: Science Blogs Web Archive. “This guest post is an interview with Lisa Massengale, Head of the Science Reference Section, with contributions by the Web Archive’s creator Jennifer Harbster, a Science Reference and Research Specialist for the Science, Technology and Business Division from Oct. 2001- Dec. 2015. Along with her reference duties for the Library’s Science Reference Service, she created Everyday Mysteries an online collection of fun and scientifically interesting questions and answers about everyday phenomena. Jennifer is the author of the Saving Science Blogs which provides additional information about the collection.”