The real story in this mess is not the threat that algorithms pose to Amazon shoppers, but the threat that algorithms pose to journalism. By forcing reporters to optimize every story for clicks, not giving them time to check or contextualize their reporting, and requiring them to race to publish follow-on articles on every topic, the clickbait economics of online media encourage carelessness and drama.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Continuous web death.
The modern journalist is not an expert on the web. They and their colleagues have spent a large part of the last twenty-five years dismissing the open web at every stage. They are not the people you can trust to either accurately assess the web or to make usable websites. You can’t even trust them to make sensible decisions about web strategy. Just look at their damn websites!
Monday, September 27th, 2010
This is a news website article about a scientific finding | Martin Robbins | Science | guardian.co.uk
A perfect parody lampooning the shallow and cowardly reporting of most so-called science stories by the press (I'm looking at you, BBC).
Monday, April 13th, 2009
The New York Times covers Everyblock, Outside.in, and their ilk.
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
Yet more on the events I blogged about down the street, again from the local newspaper.
Monday, July 9th, 2007
Here's the local paper's take on the happenings on my street that I blogged about.
Friday, March 17th, 2006
Rotation Of Earth Plunges Entire North American Continent Into Darkness | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Millions of eyewitnesses watched in stunned horror Tuesday as light emptied from the sky, plunging the U.S. and neighboring countries into darkness. As the hours progressed, conditions only worsened.