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Astroturf and manipulation of media messages | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Translator: Marta Palacio Reviewer: Denise RQ Consider this fictitious example that’s inspired by real life: say you’re watching the news, and you see a story about a new study on the cholesterol-lowering drug called cholextra. The study says cholextra is so effective that doctors should consider prescribing it to adults and even children who don’t […]

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Jennifer Golbeck: The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think

If you remember that first decade of the web, it was really a static place. You could go online, you could look at pages, and they were put up either by organizations who had teams to do it or by individuals who were really tech-savvy for the time. And with the rise of social media […]

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Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really?

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I’ve always written primarily about architecture, about buildings, and writing about architecture is based on certain assumptions. An architect designs a building, and it becomes a place, or many architects design many buildings, and it becomes a city, and regardless of this complicated mix of forces of politics and […]

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