“Baloney Detection” in the era of “fake news”
In attempting to help my students (and extended family) recognize these categories more responsibly — preferably before they share them — I think it’s useful to remember Carl Sagan’s chapter on “The Fine Art of Baloney Detection” from 1996.
Justice Scalia on the Constitution, privacy, and criminality
Justice Scalia once noted that “the Constitution sometimes
insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.”
My favorite top WordPress plugins for 2016
So, what are my recommended favorite plugins to use with WordPress in 2016? Wordfence, UpdraftPlus, ImageInject, Amber, and Really Simple SSL + CloudFlare.
Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus… oh my!
So now we’ve got three–well, more like four–big players in the social networking space: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and LinkedIn. Add to that a few other common options–the backyard fence, email, telephone, and carrier pigeon–and the choices of where to share the details on your latest (technology) crush appear insurmountably complex.
Review of “Changing Fashions in Advocacy: 100 Years of Brief-Writing Advice”
Helen A. Anderson of the University of Washington School of Law brings us “Changing Fashions in Advocacy: 100 Years of Brief-Writing Advice.”
Five useful blogging tools
Looking for some useful tools that can help enhance your blog and your blogging? Here’s a list of some of my favorites.
Looking forward to reading the new Adrian Johns book
So illustrious a source as the Fred von Lohmann at the Electronic Frontier Foundation recommends the new book by Adrian Johns.
The Statute of Anne: "An Act for the Encouragement of Learning"
300 years ago Saturday, the Statute of Anne created the first modern system of copyright.
Copyright for Librarians: free and useful training
Copyright for Librarians is a useful resource for anyone–not just librarians–to learn about the current state of copyright law.