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Americans who primarily get news through social media least likely to follow COVID-19 coverage

“While coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic consumes the nation’s news, people whose most common pathway to political and election news is through social media are less likely than others to be closely following that coverage. And more of these social media news consumers say they have seen at least some misinformation about the pandemic, according… Continue Reading

14 hidden iPhone and iPad gems

CNET – Screenshots, trackpad, better battery charging – “Apple’s iOS 13 software for iPhone and iPad keeps getting incrementally better. The latest boost comes in the form of iOS and iPadOS 13.4. One favorite new feature brings us iCloud folder sharing, a Dropbox-like experience for Apple storage on your iPhone, iPad and Mac…  From the first celebrated features in… Continue Reading

Here’s how to read for free while social distancing

Chicago Tribune: “In the past week, publishers and audio entertainment companies have offered a deluge of free e-books and audiobooks to keep readers of all ages engaged while they’re hunkered down at home. Parents, teachers and kids can choose from electronic editions of beloved stories such as Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” Ann McGovern’s “Stone Soup,” Jack… Continue Reading

Can Teachers Read Books Out Loud Online? Actually, Yes.

EdSurge: “The first image many people have of school is a circle of small children, sitting cross-legged, paying attention (or not) to an adult reading a book aloud and showing pictures to the class. Indeed, presidents and sports stars choose exactly this photo op when visiting schools. And teachers across the country reenact the scene… Continue Reading

COVID-19 investment in museums and libraries

Federal Government Invests $50M in Museums, Libraries to Address Digital Divide: “The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that the President has signed the CARES Act, which designates $50 million in coronavirus response funding for IMLS. Following passage in the House of Representatives earlier today, both chambers of Congress approved of the Coronavirus… Continue Reading

American FactFinder going offline 31 March 2020

AFF will be offline permanently March 31, 2020.  “There are now a nice set of short tutorial and long webinar recordings at …It facilitated teaching the economic and business datasets more than data.census.gov does IMO.) Via Steve Cramer, Business & Economics Librarian, Associate Professor | Coleman Fellow for Entrepreneurship Education , University of North Carolina… Continue Reading

The Fate of the News in the Age of the Coronavirus

The New Yorker – Can a fragile media ecosystem survive the pandemic? – “The shift to paywalls has been a boon for quality journalism. Instead of chasing trends on search engines and social media, subscription-based publications can focus on producing journalism worth paying for, which has meant investments in original reporting of all kinds. A small… Continue Reading

Zoombombing, data privacy, webcam backdrop, virtual town hall

CVUSD meeting falls victim to “Zoombombing” Vice – Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data to Facebook – The change comes after Motherboard found the Zoom iOS app was sending analytics information to Facebook when users opened the apps See also The Web Around [I do not have one but it may be of interest] –… Continue Reading

Opinion – A Silent Spring Is Saying Something

Roger Cohen’s essay in the NYT: A Silent Spring Is Saying Something – The eerie inhumanity of Donald Trump. “This is the silent spring. The planet has gone quiet, so quiet you can almost hear it whirling around the sun, feel its smallness, picture for once the loneliness and fleetingness of being alive.This is the spring… Continue Reading