Biomedical and Electrical Engineer with interests in information theory, evolution, genetics, abstract mathematics, microbiology, big history, Indieweb, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation
@kristenhare A growing group of journalists are joining the IndieWeb movement to better own their work and data within their own personal archives as well as using tools like Ben's to archive their work on larger institutional repositories. There's a stub page on the group's wiki dedicated to ideas like this for journalists at https:/
Coincident with these particular sites disappearing, there's now also news today that Peter Thiel may purchase Gawker in a bid to make it disappear from the internet, which makes these tools all the more relevant to the thousands who wrote for that outlet over the past decade.
For journalists and technologists who are deeply committed to these ideas, I'd recommend visiting the Reynolds Journalism Institute. They just finished a two day conference entitled "Dodging the Memory Hole" at the Internet Archive last week focused on saving/archiving digital news in various forms. (https:/
Makes me wish I was in Auckland at the end of the month to chat with @billbennettnz on @WordPress and #Journalism
Okay journalists, let's change this shall we?
.@chronotope & @pressfwd may appreciate this conference
Dodging the Memory Hole 2017 #journalism #DtMH17
A pretty solid explanation for why journalism sucks right now. This: https:/
@billbennettnz @davewiner I think I mentioned to you that @Chronotope was mulling something over along these lines:
I'm curious if there's a middle ground? The way that @davewiner does his blog with updating hashes throughout the day would be interesting within news distribution, that way the URL changes, but at the same time it doesn't really. Example: http:/
In some sense, these hashes are related to the IndieWeb concept of fragmentions: https:/
Depending on implementation, news sites could offer a tl;dr toggle button that gives a quick multi-graph synopsis. As I recall USA Today and Digiday used to do something like this on longer pieces:
Here's a version of the functionality via the WayBackMachine that still works: https:/
Imagine how powerful a long running story could be with all of these features? Or even snippets of inter-related stories which could be plugged into larger wholes? Eg: The Trump Administration's handling of North Korea seen in fact snippets over time spanning months while pieces of this could be integrated into a larger Trump Administration mega-story going back to January or even the beginning of his campaign. Someone who hasn't been following along could jump back months or years to catch up relatively quickly, but still have access to more context that is often missing from bigger pieces which need to stand on their own relatively.
#journalism #indieweb #fragmentions
Journalism about female scientists alternative to the Bechdel test
Excited to see @danehillard working on Webmention for Django!
@billbennettnz Some resources for intersection of indieweb & journalism which you may appreciate https:/
Great research by B. Fitzgerald into ad trackers used by misleading news to generate revenue. #journalism
A few favorite passages:
"Using an intercepting proxy, we observe nearly 800 different calls to several hundred distinct urls while visiting the homepage and a single article on TMZWorldStarNews."
"How can we expect ad trackers to heed calls for increased responsibility when mainstream news organizations continue to give money and user data to companies that support misinformation?"