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Daily Archives: August 20, 2017

New on LLRX – Spotting Fake – Best Practices for Authenticating Trustworthy News Sources

Via lLRX – Spotting Fake – Best Practices for Authenticating Trustworthy News SourcesGenevieve Zook’s guide to fake news takes a multifaceted, long view of the history of spreading misinformation, through word of mouth to the acceleration of this activity through social media. Zook identifies examples in which fake news impacts different disciplines, diverse topics and subject matter. She references the survey data gathered by reliable organizations that assist us in better understanding the dimensions of this issue. And vitally, Zook documents actionable resources, many of which are authored by law librarians, to facilitate our ability to make sound decisions, exercise our critical skills, and deliver expert services to our users and customers moving forward.

MIT Technology Review – 2017 Entrepreneurs | Innovators Under 35

“MIT Technology Review, as a rule, focuses on the technology first—the breakthrough, the surprise, the accidental discovery with the potential to upend the way we live. Our annual look at 35 outstanding innovators under 35 is a reminder that behind all those innovations are people with dreams, fears, and ambitions. Sometimes they hack away at… Continue Reading

24/7 Wall St – 15 Cities Where You Can See the Total Solar Eclipse

“Eclipse-mania is sweeping the United States. From Oregon to South Carolina, 14 states will experience a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. It will be the first event of its kind in the continental U.S. since 1979. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, fully or partially blocking… Continue Reading

Gartner Releases “Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace, 2017”

“Digital business execution is requiring more frequent and complex decision making, continuous problem solving and rapid pattern recognition, all of which require workforce digital dexterity. In most organizations, however, responsibility for helping employees develop the desire and ability to exploit a wide range of transformative technologies — highlighted in the Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for… Continue Reading

What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil – Commentary with photographs

What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil by By Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Photographs by Lynn Johnson, August 16, 2017. “The horrific footage of a car plowing into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend—a purposeful attack that killed one person and injured many others—has sparked a national conversation about the roots of evil. The… Continue Reading

When Confederate statues were erected throughout history

Axios – ‘In the past week, confederate statues have been in the spotlight. After the “Unite the Right” rally, which was started in opposition of the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, turned violent in Charlottesville, other officials across the country began removing statues in their own cities. While many statues have been up… Continue Reading

Medium – The truth has got its boots on: what the evidence says about Mr. Damore’s Google memo

I’m saying, sir, that a lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on. — Terry Pratchett, The Truth The truth has got its boots on: what the evidence says about Mr. Damore’s Google memo by Erin Giglio, PhD student and MeFite at UT Austin working on singing mice (Scotinomys).… Continue Reading

Guide to Social Media and Securities Laws

Jay Baris and Bradley Berman, MOFO Jumpstarter, August 14, 2017. “The growing use of social media has created challenges for federal securities regulators, who must enforce antifraud rules that were written at a time when the prevailing technology was the newspaper. This Guide summarizes how regulation has evolved in the face of the growing use… Continue Reading