My Affair With the Intellectual Dark Web

My Affair With the Intellectual Dark Web – Great Escape – Medium by Meghan Daum (Medium)
This is the story of the past three years of my life. It’s romance in a way, but it’s also a breakup story. It begins sometime in 2015, a year during which my life was coming apart in various ways…
An insightful piece from Megan Daum about the passion and obsession that usually comes through our social media feeds. Maybe it was the impending loss of Obama that caused us to begin this unconscious process of detachment — from one another as well as from him. Maybe we knew we’d never be in love like this again,…

Report: Teachers Find Technology Mostly Helpful in Classroom

Report: Teachers Find Technology Mostly Helpful in Classroom
New research suggests that a majority of teachers believe technology is helping them do a better job in the classroom. The research also suggests that many educators are concerned digital devices can cause physical and mental harm to students. All annotations in context. The 2018 Teaching with Technology Survey was published by the website Campus Technology. Of those questioned, 44…

Kant and information ethics

A piece by Charles Ess & Mary Thorseth in Ethics and Information Technology Journal (2008). All annotations in context. Kant’s basic thoughts on autonomy and the public domain are highly relevant to challenges concerning modern society, particularly to communication in the public sphere. Trust is but one important topic being discussed here; openness another. Thus,…

Live streaming & live tweeting: a pragmatic approach to ethical considerations

Live streaming & live tweeting: a pragmatic approach to ethical considerations. | Center for Digital Ethics & Policy (digitalethics.org)
Bastiaan Vanacker in the Center for Digital Ethics & Policy. All annotations in context. In daily language, the word pragmatic is often used pejoratively, to describe someone with a lack of principles (or character) who will let the situation, rather than a firm moral compass, guide her actions. But in the philosophical sense, pragmatism refers to an…

This is what filter bubbles actually look like

This is what filter bubbles actually look like by John Kelly and Camille François (MIT Technology Review)
Maps of Twitter activity show how political polarization manifests online and why divides are so hard to bridge.
John Kelly and Camille François in MIT Technology Review. John Kelly is CEO and Camille François is research director of Graphika, a social network analytics company. All annotations in context. American public life has become increasingly ideologically segregated as newspapers have given way to screens. But societies have experienced extremism and fragmentation without the assistance of Silicon Valley…

Arming Teachers And Expelling Students Is Not The Answer To School Shootings, And It’s Dangerous

Arming Teachers And Expelling Students Is Not The Answer To School Shootings, And It's Dangerous (Learning Policy Institute)
What can we do to end #SchoolShootings? Give students the tools that can help them resolve conflicts peaceably and lead to success later in life.
Post by Linda Darling-Hammond in the Learning Policy Institute blog. All annotations in context. These social-emotional learning practices have been found in hundreds of studies to reduce negative behavior and violence in schools, making schools safer while also increasing academic achievement. The guidance builds on what we know about how to increase school safety through “conflict…

We Asked 1,000 People What Happened On Tuesday. Here’s What Some Of Them Said.

We Asked 1,000 People What Happened On Tuesday. Here’s What Some Of Them Said. (HuffPost)
Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, someone's lost cat and Post Malone.
Most Americans pay at least a little attention to current events, but they differ enormously in where they turn to get their news and which stories they pay attention to. To get a better sense of how a busy news cycle played out in homes across the country, we repeated an experiment, teaming up with…