Not sure what to make of this (just had time to skim it), but it looks meaningful on first glance. https://points.datasociety.net/hacking-the-attention-economy-9fa1daca7a37#.dpytnkubi
About Will Thalheimer
Will Thalheimer, PhD, is a consultant and research translator, providing organizations with learning audits, research benchmarking, workshops, and strategic guidance. Will shares his wisdom through keynotes, research reports, job aids, workshops, and blog posts. Compiler of the Decisive Dozen, one of the authors of the Serious eLearning Manifesto (eLearningManifesto.org), founder of The Debunker Club (Debunker.Club), and author of the highly-acclaimed book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets (SmileSheets.com), Will blogs at WillAtWorkLearning.com, tweets as @WillWorkLearn, and consults through Work-Learning Research, Inc. (Work-Learning.com). Will regularly publishes extensive research-to-practice reports—and gives them away for free.
Oh, he also has this crazy idea to start a nonprofit organization to Make Truth Great Again.
Entries by Will Thalheimer
David French, writing on The National Review, points out that sometimes reporters lose perspective and don’t look at the full picture of their claims. He calls this the Gullible News, the reporters being gullible, not the readers per se.
The National Review’s Paul Crookstone rightly points out some of the flaws in BuzzFeed’s widely reported (we reported it here) story claiming that Americans engaged more with fake news than with real news on Facebook.
Nice video by Vox, describing the problem of the election, focusing on the horse race not the issues.
Daniel Ketchell, writing on Medium, offers a great article on how news headlines are as big a problem as fake news. It’s a great read, as he takes the reader on a journey to show how the news actually works these days.
Great article by Simon van Zuylen-Wood on Politico. He decided to only read fake news for a week. The article nicely describes his experience there. One thing he concludes is that getting rid of the commercial fake-news producers won’t stop folks who are conspiracy theorists from spinning real news into fake news.
This is a nice article on using research to debunk fake news and misinformation.
Craig Silverman continues his excellent work, writing on BuzzFeed, showing us which stories went viral in 2016, and why.
Jeremy W. Peters of the New York Times reports that conservatives have begun calling all mainstream news fake news. “Until now, that term had been widely understood to refer to fabricated news accounts that are meant to spread virally online. But conservative cable and radio personalities, top Republicans and even Mr. Trump himself, incredulous about […]
Nice article in Vox about how fact-checkers are perceived from both sides of the political aisle.
Instigated by Will Thalheimer, a regular American citizen, because of his belief that America's political dialogue is dangerously dysfunctional, especially in being intentionally manipulated with misinformation to prompt voters to misinterpret the factors utilized in their own decision-making.
If our inaugural campaign is successful, and we raise enough money to fund a nonprofit, our future headquarters will be located somewhere near Boston.
And, if we grow, we'll look to have offices in Washington, DC... to keep a close eye on those who might hope to bend the truth...
So you can do your due-diligence, the instigator of Make Truth Great Again is Will Thalheimer, and you can learn about him through his websites and social media links:
LinkedIn: Will Thalheimer