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Teach Your Kid About Digital Safety With the ‘Be Internet Awesome’ Program

Teach Your Kid About Digital Safety With the ‘Be Internet Awesome’ Program

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/teach-your-kid-about-digital-safety-with-the-be-interne-1835951617

“As parents, we’re constantly urged to teach our kids about internet safety. It’s something we must do—this is clear. But Moms and dads need more guidance because let’s face it: We ourselves are also struggling to navigate the murky waters of the web. That’s why I’m liking the tools released by Google as part of their Be Internet Awesome program for children. The free online game “Interland” is particularly helpful—I played it and learned a few things about digital safety and citizenship myself.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 17, 2019, 6:56 am Category: Uncategorized

Forbes: A Reminder That ‘Fake News’ Is An Information Literacy Problem – Not A Technology Problem

A Reminder That ‘Fake News’ Is An Information Literacy Problem – Not A Technology Problem

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/07/07/a-reminder-that-fake-news-is-an-information-literacy-problem-not-a-technology-problem/

“The problem is that technology can only mitigate the symptoms, it cannot address the underlying cause of digital falsehoods: our susceptibility to blindly believing what we read on the Web and our failure to verify and validate information before we share or act upon it.”

Stephen

 

 

Posted on: July 17, 2019, 6:36 am Category: Uncategorized

Getting the Most from your Special Libraries Conference Experience, Part 1 & 2

Updated July 16, 2019

 

July 9, 2019

Getting the Most from your Special Libraries Conference Experience,
Part 1

Posted by: Stephen Abram

special libraries, professional development,: Getting the Most from your Special Libraries Conference Experience, Part 1
Every year I update this list of tips based on the hundreds of conferences I have attended—and the feedback and tips of friends and colleagues. As we navigate the main conference season, it’s time to put them out there again. I’ve got so many that I’m putting them into two posts. Here’s Part 1.
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Getting the Most from your Special Libraries Conference Experience,
Part 2

Posted by: Stephen Abram

Each year I update this list of tips based on the hundreds of conferences I have attended—and the feedback and tips of friends and colleagues. As we navigate the main conference season, it’s time to put them out there again. I’ve got so many that I’ve put them into two posts! Here’s Part 2.
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Posted on: July 16, 2019, 1:49 pm Category: Uncategorized

Do We Still Need Libraries? [Origin Of Everything]

Do We Still Need Libraries? [Origin Of Everything]


Stephen

Posted on: July 16, 2019, 6:50 am Category: Uncategorized

AI Trained on Old Scientific Papers Makes Discoveries Humans Missed

AI Trained on Old Scientific Papers Makes Discoveries Humans Missed

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/neagpb/ai-trained-on-old-scientific-papers-makes-discoveries-humans-missed

“Using just the language in millions of old scientific papers, a machine learning algorithm was able to make completely new scientific discoveries.

In a study published in Nature on July 3, researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory used an algorithm called Word2Vec sift through scientific papers for connections humans had missed. Their algorithm then spit out predictions for possible thermoelectric materials, which convert heat to energy and are used in many heating and cooling applications.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 16, 2019, 6:26 am Category: Uncategorized

Why people (but not you) are fooled by social media

Why people (but not you) are fooled by social media

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2019/07/14/why-people-but-not-you-are-fooled-by-social-media.html

“One way to understand this contradiction is through the Nobel prize-winning work of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, as explained in Kahneman’s book Thinking, Fast and Slow. They have demonstrated that each of us uses two complementary processes for evaluating information and making decisions. They term these processes System 1 and System 2.

System 1 has evolved for fast thinking; for when it is necessary to respond quickly based on fragmentary information. It is a system designed for “jumping to conclusions” and recalls personal experiences that are associated with strong emotions to construct a plausible storyline. This storyline is then compared to the new information to assess it. System 1 makes almost all of our decisions without our conscious awareness: they are “what my gut tells me.”

System 2 performs slow, reflective, conscious thinking. Because it is conscious, we are aware of making a decision when using System 2 and our conception of our self is necessarily based on our System 2. Despite this, System 2 is invoked only when System 1 fails to construct a storyline from our experiences that resonates with the new information.

The difficulty, in the context of finding reliable information, is that most of our decision-making is hidden from us, because it is performed by System 1. We are aware only of our System 2 decisions, and believe all our decisions are made by reflection and assessing the reliability of information.

When we view others, we notice that many decisions are quick reactions to appeals to emotion or emotional events. We cannot understand why they are blind to the way they are manipulated by unreliable information. When they observe us, they are equally mystified: Why we are blind to our System 1 decisions?

Social media platforms and outlets are in the business of bringing issues into focus by concentrating on individual, personal storylines that appeal to emotion. This engages System 1.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 15, 2019, 6:58 am Category: Uncategorized

Video: Building Public-Private Partnerships

Video: Building Public-Private Partnerships

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“ULI’s involvement from the public and the private area is part of what allows us to see where things are going in the future.”
Real estate projects require both private and public sector cooperation, and understanding both sides is critical.
ULI’s multidisciplinary approach to solve real estate’s biggest problems is what brings the industry’s thought leaders to ULI over any other real estate organization.

 

 

Posted on: July 15, 2019, 6:20 am Category: Uncategorized