Category Archives: Internet

How To Win The Internet (5-11-21)

Packy writes: The Meta Game here is your life and your career. The more you evolve and level up, the more opportunities you’ll have. If you build up a following, meet the right people, and get involved with the right … Continue reading

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We Are Bellingcat: Global Crime, Online Sleuths, and the Bold Future of News

Here are some highlights from this 2021 book: * When General Michael Flynn ran the Defense Intelligence Agency (before disgracing himself in the Trump administration), he remarked that secret sources used to contribute 90 per cent of valuable intelligence. After … Continue reading

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WP: His pastors tried to steer him away from social media rage. He stormed the Capitol anyway.

From the Washington Post: Facebook was making him angry. For weeks last spring and summer, Michael Sparks had watched video of protests for racial justice around the country with growing unease. He could not turn away from his phone, even … Continue reading

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The Slate Star Codex Blog & Its New York Time Profile

Here’s a timeline: * A New York Times journalist wants to write an article about you and your online community. * You don’t want to face that you have threatened your own well being and you fear that exposure of … Continue reading

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Explaining Conspiracy Theories About Bullied 9-Year-Old Quaden Bayles (1-31-21)

https://www.buzzfeed.com/cameronwilson/quaden-bayles-conspiracy-viral-bullying-dwarfism-age https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-53673934 Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=130046 https://thelogicalindian.com/fact-check/australia-quaden-bayles-bullying-go-fund-me-19903 https://thehill.com/homenews/house/536617-marjorie-taylor-greene-touts-trump-call-amid-growing-backlash https://www.abc.net.au/austory/about-a-boy/12803110: Quaden Bayles is a nine-year-old boy with dwarfism who just wants to fit in. But he unwittingly found himself the target … Continue reading

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