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Google, Facebook and the Search for Truth

By Tim Cole* There is no doubt that false information and fake news sites on the Internet hugely influenced the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. There is no more appropriate figurehead for what the Economist in a recent title story called the “post-truth world”

Ross Dawson on The Future of News (video)

In our series “The Futures Agency Speakers Videos“, here’s a presentation by TFA speaker Ross Dawson on The Future of News. From the person who created the Newspaper Extinction Timeline, this presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the importance of news and what the future of

CHART: The Internet Will Win Over All Other Media

According to data published by ZenithOptimedia this week, people around the world now spend more than eight hours a day consuming media, with the Internet taking up an increasingly large chunk of total media consumption. Read more from Statista You will find more statistics at

“Fear is not an editorial option”

Anglo-saxon media that refused to publish religious caricatures should revise their position. This is the worst time to surrender to self-censorship and politically correctness. There is a too much at stake, here. Read more from Monday Note

Kindle Unlimited Makes Some Authors Upset

But a new complaint is about Kindle Unlimited, a new Amazon subscription service that offers access to 700,000 books — both self-published and traditionally published — for $9.99 a month. It may bring in readers, but the writers say they earn less. And in interviews

The Everything Book: reading in the age of Amazon

Instead, Amazon wants to enhance what’s on the screen with software. If there’s a unifying idea to the Kindle as an app, it’s in fixing the little things that once made you put down your book in frustration. A feature called X-Ray, for example, stores

In Case You Missed It – Gerd’s Year in Pocket

A few of the most popular things shared on Pocket this year were: The Overprotected Kid – The Atlantic The Case for Reparations – The Atlantic The Quiet German: The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel, The Most Powerful Woman in the World – The New