Category: Tech & Science

How Free Web Content Traps Us In An Abyss Of Ads & Clickbait

How Free Web Content Traps Us In An Abyss Of Ads & Clickbait

10/17/16 by NPR

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Author and law professor Tim Wu says much of the "free" content on the web comes at a price to users, who are subjected to ads that are targeted specifically at them and increasingly hard to ignore. His new book is ‘The Attention Merchants.’ Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Wadada Leo Smith’s album ‘America’s National Parks.’

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Playing ‘Telephone’ with Transportation Data

“Playing ‘Telephone’ with Transportation Data” by Steven Polzin on Planetizen

“In an era where a huge share of research and media reporting has a strong advocacy orientation or motivational biases, it is critical to delve into the data being cited a little deeper. Subtle context conditions or interpretations can result in dramatically different meanings. We have enough readily available and citable and seemingly credentialed sources to find supporting evidence for virtually any perspective. Folks need to be careful about playing telephone with planning data.”