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Tweaks to the News Feed algorithm that push back against satire and hoaxes suggest that Facebook wants better content — but is pushing responsibility on its users.
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Some historical collections are aiming to enable serendipitous content discovery, peering beyond the current limitations of search to capture happy accidents.
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“We’re always navigating information and culture by way of these mechanisms, and every mechanism has a built in notion of what it’s trying to accomplish.”
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Plus: Debating Twitter’s publicness and the ethics of quoting tweets, robot journalists, and the rest of the week’s news about journalism and the web.
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Nick Diakopoulos explains why journalists needs to start thinking more critically about algorithms that govern an increasingly large share of our lives.
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Don’t try too hard to please Twitter — and other lessons from The New York Times’ social media desk
The team that runs the Times’ Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn’t — from running @NYTimes in 2014.
692Q&A: Amy O’Leary on eight years of navigating digital culture change at The New York Times
“In 2007, as digital people, we were expected to be 100 percent deferent to all traditional processes. We weren’t to bother reporters or encourage them to operate differently at all, because what they were doing was the very core of our journalism.”
544How do you get millennials to care about local news? The Charlotte Observer is testing out one idea
Its new website and newsletter Charlotte Five is an attempt to use lessons from viral publishers to find a spot in young people’s daily habits.
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