Poynter: What can researchers find among the 32 million URLs Facebook just released to Social Science One?

Poynter: What can researchers find among the 32 million URLs Facebook just released to Social Science One? “Social Science One, the non-profit commission launched in 2018 to establish concrete partnerships between academics and data-rich institutions like Facebook, now has 32 million individual links extracted from Mark Zuckerberg’s social media network upon which to conduct research.”

Ars Technica: Google wants to get rid of URLs but doesn’t know what to use instead

Ars Technica: Google wants to get rid of URLs but doesn’t know what to use instead. “Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), the online addresses that make up such an important part of the Web and browsers we use, are problematic things. Their complex structure is routinely exploited by bad actors who create phishing sites that superficially appear to be legitimate but are in fact malicious. Sometimes the tricks are as simple as creating a long domain name that’s too wide to be shown in a mobile browser; other times, such as in the above picture, more nefarious techniques are used. It’s for this reason that a number of Chrome developers want to come up with something new. But what that new thing should be is harder to say.”

Linkbuilding: The Citizen’s Field Guide (Smashing Magazine)

Smashing Magazine: Linkbuilding: The Citizen’s Field Guide. “Tired of hearing about cryptocurrency? It’s high time we took a closer look at hyperlinks and how they are one of the biggest currencies in the SEO world. This quick field guide aims to help you protect your website, improve your marketing or simply discover why so many people troll the comments section with strange links!”

Hybrid Pedagogy: Education in the (Dis)Information Age

Hybrid Pedagogy: Education in the (Dis)Information Age. “The oldest and simplest of internet technologies, the hyperlink and the ‘new’ kind of text it affords — hypertext — is the foundational language of the internet, HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Hypertext connects all the disparate pieces of the web together. And it’s Sci-Fi name isn’t an accident. It’s hyperdrive for the internet, bending information space so that any user can travel galaxy-scale information distances with a small movement of a finger. The hyperlink still remains one of the most powerful elements of the web. In fact, I’d argue that the hyperlink is our most potent weapon in the fight against disinformation.”