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Evoking empathy or seeking solidarity: Which is preferable when covering people without homes?
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March 29, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: A (short) history of Twitter, FT to charge $190 for iPad edition, why mobile matters

Why mobile matters: by third quarter 2011, analysts predict 49% of U.S. cell phone users will have smart phones »

Android users now constitute 42% of AdMob’s US smartphone audience »

We need better mapping of our local media ecologies, argues @beyondbroadcast »

Behold, the mother of all Facebook-data infographics (via @mediabistro »

Comscore study suggests online ads can raise site visitation, even if click-through rates are minimal »

“Bring me wonder and magic and I’ll love you forever.” »

Now streaming live: panel on PEJ’s “State of the News Media” report, w/ Vivian Schiller, @jimbradysp, others »

RT @Chanders: What would be really cool is if the serendipity maker found a way to factor in user prefs. and then do the opposite. http: … »

Coder behind Random Guardian creates another serendipity-maker…for the NYT (via @rachelsterne »

Web’s big boost to magazines? No, not the iPad — selling print subscriptions »

Asian suppliers may now ship 8-10 million iPads in 2010, up from prior estimate of 5+ million »

FT’s iPad app will be free for 2 months — and then $190 a year »

A short (no surprise!) history of the no fewer than 5 ways Twitter has suggested it could make money »

Yahoo exec says they’ve integrated ad sales across platforms, boast an advantage in mobile »

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Evoking empathy or seeking solidarity: Which is preferable when covering people without homes?
Plus: How journalists cover global infectious disease, how audiences think news organizations should improve trust, and “news minimalists and omnivores.”
Lots of visible likes and shares on social lead people to spread more misinformation
When people saw that a questionable piece of content had been liked and shared lots of times, they were more likely to share it themselves
How much does fake coronavirus news affect people’s real-life health behavior?
And what about Trump’s hydroxychloroquine and bleach proclamations?