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From digital security to metrics, algorithms to wearables, here’s some of what a bunch of journalists and technologists were thinking about at their recent Helsinki conference.
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Using geotagged Instagram data, CityBeat tries — often unsuccessfully or belatedly — to find breaking news.
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The New York Times story changes its text depending on where you’re reading it: “It’s a fine line between a smarter default and being creepy.”
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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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New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter
A new study from the Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation finds that more Americans of all ages, races, genders, education levels, and incomes are using Twitter and Facebook to consume news.
701Newsonomics: The halving of America’s daily newsrooms
If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
551“Modern” homepage design increases pageviews and reader comprehension, study finds
A new report from the Engaging News Project shows that users prefer modular, image-heavy homepage designs.
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