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Mike Caulfield
Radically rethinking how online information literacy is taught for the American Democracy Project. Book:
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Mike Caulfield 16h
Replying to @biblioracle
Back when I did my internship as a composition our coordinator would bemoan that "people teach composition like they make Wonder bread -- they beat and bleach all the nutrients out and then add them back chemically."
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Mike Caulfield Jan 18
Replying to @moorehn
Gin o'Clock?
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Kevin Folta Jan 17
I've been asked a lot about this all week... Bottom line, when they find it in EVERYTHING it probably isn't in ANYTHING. When the negative control is positive, something is wrong with the assay.
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Josh Marshall Jan 18
"May you get many exclusives. May none of them be permanent exclusives." - the reporters' prayer.
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Mike Caulfield Jan 18
I've thought quite a lot about this misconception of many (even the great Vannevar Bush to some extent). Memory -- and forgetting -- is a process of consolidation by which we become new individuals. Loss is not a bug, but a key driver of growth.
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Mike Caulfield Jan 18
Replying to @gotduke
This is A+ punditry, Nikita.
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Mike Caulfield Jan 17
Replying to @delong @mattyglesias
It's not exactly "soccer moms" but i like it
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Mike Caulfield Jan 17
She really is the best.
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Mike Caulfield Jan 17
We see this in media literacy too, in smaller ways. People say -- well, you're never going to get everyone to fact-check. But I don't have to get you or your friends to be more careful --- I just need one person in your social circle to annoy you when you're sloppy.
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Mike Caulfield Jan 17
Empirically, climate reporting has gotten better is the past six or seven years, and it's hard to tell how much of that is down to but my guess is in terms of money and time spent it has been one of the best ROI's on saving the planet out there.
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Mike Caulfield Jan 17
Replying to @Mantzarlis
One of the misconceptions I see -- even among researchers -- is the primary impact is on a news consumer audience (which is east to metric) vs. influencing influencers like reporters and politicians (which is hard to metric).
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Mike Caulfield Jan 17
If you want to accelerate the urbanization of America sign everyone up for their suburb's Nextdoor account. Today's treat is someone wondering, after 40 mph wind gusts in Portland, who stole their recycling bin. Current theory is someone stole it for the cans.
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Mike Caulfield Jan 17
I would love to see more of these -- I've been confused why there aren't more fact-checking verticals, especially given the ROI on something like Climate Feedback on pushing climate reporting to be better.
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Mike Caulfield Jan 17
re-up b/c I always post this stuff after the eastern seaboard has gone to bed
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Mike Caulfield Jan 17
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Mike Caulfield Jan 17
Some context on the Sputnik takedown
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Mike Caulfield Jan 17
Streisand effect halfway to being renamed the Shaun King effect at this point
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Ben Nimmo Jan 17
BREAKING: Facebook just took down 364 pages and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behaviour in the former USSR. Who was running them? Sputnik employees, that's who.
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Mike Caulfield Jan 16
New post. THe most amazing thing to me really is that two years into this, with millions poured into the space, we still haven't taught even a fraction of students simple ten second techniques.
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Mike Caulfield Jan 16
Measles outbreak in Vancouver, WA because it's 1952 apparently.
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