Phys .org: By leap of faith? How to regain trust in science and expertise

Phys .org: By leap of faith? How to regain trust in science and expertise. “Fake news? Post-truth? Populism? In the current environment of growing scepticism about political institutions and a dismissal of journalism and scientific facts, public trust in expertise is seen as eroding. Such trends are often associated with a changing digital communication landscape where new responses and mechanisms are required to find common ground in public discourse and decision-making.”

Fast Company: There’s now a chatbot to give refugees instant legal advice

Fast Company: There’s now a chatbot to give refugees instant legal advice. “For a Syrian refugee in Lebanon who is trying to navigate the legal path to resettlement, it can be difficult to find answers—and overstretched humanitarian organizations can take as long as three months to respond to an email when the demand for help is highest. A new chatbot called Mona, designed for Facebook Messenger and Telegram, can help more quickly.”

How-To Geek: The Complete Guide to Giving Better Family Tech Support

How-To Geek: The Complete Guide to Giving Better Family Tech Support. “…we’re going to run through a crash course—with copious links to tutorials we’ve written in the past—that will help you whip your family’s tech life into shape, so their networks are secure, their computers are backed up, and everything is connected so you can easily help them in the future. The guide is divided into sections that, based on years of experience as the family tech support team, are the areas that are the most common (and pressing).”

Mashable: Doctors are using TikTok to blow off steam and educate teens

Mashable: Doctors are using TikTok to blow off steam and educate teens. “Watching medical professionals being cheesy on TikTok to have a little fun during a hectic day and educate the younger people on the platform is a nice change of pace for the medical world. They’re honest about educating, and their willingness to be silly on the app to get their message across can be both entertaining and endearing. “

PR Newswire: 50 Best Launches ’50 Best Discovery’, the World’s Most Exciting Gastronomic Map of More Than 1,600 Expert-approved Dining and Drinking Destinations (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: 50 Best Launches ’50 Best Discovery’, the World’s Most Exciting Gastronomic Map of More Than 1,600 Expert-approved Dining and Drinking Destinations (PRESS RELEASE). “50 Best Discovery gives discerning diners and drinkers the chance to explore restaurants and bars that have received votes from 50 Best experts across the world, featuring more than 1,600 reviews of venues in 75 countries…. This 1,700-strong Academy comprises the world’s leading food and drink writers, chefs, restaurateurs and bar owners, global gastronomes and regional cuisine specialists.”

WTHR: The Butterball hotline is back and it even has an Alexa Skill

WTHR: The Butterball hotline is back and it even has an Alexa Skill. “It’s a Thanksgiving tradition that has become as familiar and comforting as family and football. It’s the Butterball hotline, and it’s been keeping up with the technological times with advice on social media and even Amazon’s Alexa.”

Wired: The Influencer Scientists Debunking Online Misinformation

Wired: The Influencer Scientists Debunking Online Misinformation. “Getting bamboozled by online misinformation can be like trying to charge your smartphone in a microwave: embarrassing, expensive, and mildly explosive. A dubious, highly edited clothing hack leaves you with shredded, unwearable garments. Hot glue, bereft of editing software and careful lighting, turns out to be ill-suited to making sandals. It can also get much, much worse, and the dangerous lies that spring to mind most readily—4chan’s bomb-making instructions, racist conspiracy theories that seem designed to whip people into homicidal fury—aren’t the only ones going around the internet.”