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“Whenever you have an individual interaction, a lot of the bluster, a lot of the generalizations, a lot of the group identifications fall away,” one participant in Pennsylvania said.
Plus: How “junk news” differs from “fake news,” and LinkedIn gets less boring (but not in a good way).
“News avoidance appeared to be a strategic choice to conserve both emotional energy and time, in order to better fulfill demanding responsibilities, especially caretaking.””
When a one-hour outage on the platform can result in a 20 percent net hike in traffic to publishers’ websites, YouTube’s got a special share of the attention economy.
Plus: Alexa for U.S. election information, daily news podcasts that aren’t U.S.-centric, and the state of Recode’s podcasts.
“Recognition of altruism as a motive for publishing (i.e. shedding a light on unknown/hidden information).”
“While younger Europeans are less likely than those 50 and older to use public news media, they are more likely to name a newspaper or magazine brand as their main source for news.”
“We couldn’t get the plans, but through the audience we managed to do it. I feel like screaming, hurray, how awesome.”
“I don’t know where they found my phone number.”