‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News

Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that’s similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.

Source: ‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News

Book Mentions, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, from Google’s Book Scan Project, 1990-2008

Over at Google’s Ngram Viewer, I put in Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, from 1990 through 2008, to see the frequency of mention in scanned books by Google. Below is the resulting chart. Here’s the link for the active research, if you’d care to try your own project…

WordPress.com won’t let us use iframe or embed with certain code, so I’ll just include a screenshot below…

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‘Not Sitting Quietly Anymore’: How Librarians Are Fighting Trump | Broadly

“In a political climate where truth is dismissed, it can be difficult to figure out where politics end and moral, or even professional, imperatives begin.”


Though some people may think the job involves more shushing than rallying, many librarians consider “making America read again” to be a radical political proposition.

Source: ‘Not Sitting Quietly Anymore’: How Librarians Are Fighting Trump | Broadly

Making The Met’s Collection More Accessible | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wonderful news, fits open culture, open access to encourage use and access to art images.. kudos to The Met.. read more about the policy, gain access to the images, and learn how to identify the public domain images here.


Director Thomas P. Campbell announces a major update to the Museum’s policy governing the use and reuse of images in our collection.

Source: Making The Met’s Collection More Accessible | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Indivisible | WNYC

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Source: Indivisible | WNYC

As a conservative Twitter user sleeps, his account is hard at work – The Washington Post

“One research team found that “highly automated accounts” supporting President Trump — a category that includes both bots and cyborgs — out-tweeted those supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton by a ratio of 5 to 1 in the final days before the vote.”

This is sad failure of technology, and Twitter, and social media, that corrupts democracy.


Daniel John Sobieski is among those who adeptly use “bots” and “cyborgs” to amplify their tweets.

Source: As a conservative Twitter user sleeps, his account is hard at work – The Washington Post

Alternative National Park Twitter Accounts Appear As EPA Media Blackout Continues : All Tech Considered : NPR

Countering the Trump administration’s restrictions on public communications, unofficial Twitter accounts for the National Park Service have been tweeting facts about climate change.

Source: Alternative National Park Twitter Accounts Appear As EPA Media Blackout Continues : All Tech Considered : NPR