Understanding the meme Paid Members Public
Abby Rabinowitz, writing for Nautilus about memes [http://nautil.us/issue/5/fame/the-meme-as-meme]: > But trawling the Internet, I found a strange paradox: While memes were everywhere, serious meme theory was almost nowhere. Richard Dawkins, the famous evolutionary biologist who coined the word “meme” in his classic 1976 book, The
Bored Panda lives - or dies - at Facebook’s whim Paid Members Public
Fascinating profile of viral content site Bored Panda [https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/technology/facebook-bored-panda.html] from the New York Times: > Last summer, Mr. Banisauskas traveled to New York to meet with a group of other Facebook-focused publishers. All these companies produce entertaining material that reaches millions of
What causes Fake News to spread? People. Paid Members Public
For all the panic, soul-searching and debate about the “fake news” phenomenon, there’s one basic truth I rarely see discussed. Much of the blame for the spread of “fake news” can be placed squarely at the feet of the general public, far too few of whom actually apply critical
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