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Sunday, 19. January 12020
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Define “smartest”.

Nieman Lab's Predictions for Journalism 2020.

Each year, we ask some of the smartest people in journalism and digital media what they think is coming in the next 12 months. Here’s what they had to say.

Relevant: tante’s Ausblick 2020.

Grain of salt alert.

A beginner's guide to DeFi.

Decentralized finance, also referred to as “DeFi” or open finance, aims to recreate traditional financial systems (such as lending, borrowing, derivatives, and exchange) with automation in place of middlemen.

I Read Airbnb Magazine So You Don’t Have To.

The primary feeling I got reading Airbnb Magazine, other than boredom, was a sense of pity for the “content producers” who make it, the talented photographers and writers and filmmakers who should be able to make actual cinematic tone poems without shilling for a hotel conglomerate, or who could write about Turkish cuisine without debasing it as “brand storytelling” for a magazine that nobody reads.

Must Knit Dogs: Meet the People Who Turn Stray Pet Hair Into Sweaters.

I am collecting our cats’ hair for some years now; uncertain if this will ever be enough even for one sock, though…

Making up stuff.

Plato wanted to ban poets from his ideal society, David Hume called them ‘liars by profession’.

Thursday, 16. January 12020
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How is computer programming different today than 20 years ago?

A desktop software now means a web page bundled with a browser.

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed.

Suddenly I have a lot more money and a lot less time, which means I have a lot more in common with the typical working North American than I did a few months ago. While I was abroad I wouldn’t have thought twice about spending the day wandering through a national park or reading my book on the beach for a few hours. Now that kind of stuff feels like it’s out of the question. Doing either one would take most of one of my precious weekend days!

Source: raptitude.com

Bots Are Destroying Political Discourse As We Know It.

The most important lesson from the 2016 election about misinformation isn’t that misinformation occurred; it is how cheap and easy misinforming people was.

Relevant: Disinformation For Hire – How A New Breed Of PR Firms Is Selling Lies Online.

The great paradox of our time: everything is both better and worse than ever before.

In the past two centuries, fossil capitalism has made us wealthier, healthier, safer and more informed than ever. Now, however, this driver of progress has begun to cause our demise, making us feel cynical, or powerless. Yet there is always room for hope – that is the nature of humankind.

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