Tag: critical evaluation

Digitally Literate #202

Clearing the path Digitally Lit #202 – 6/22/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to issue #202 of Digitally Literate. In this newsletter I curate the news of the week and distilling this down into an easy-to-read resource for you. Thank you for reading. Please subscribe if you haven’t already. This week…

49% of all Google searches are no-click, study finds

A rich data set from analysis conducted by SparkToro. Zero-click searches have steadily risen over the past three years, up from 12% in 2016 to 48.96% in 2019. No click, or zero-click, searches are a search engine result page (SERP) that displays the answer to a user’s query at the top of a Google search…

SIFT (The Four Moves)

Mike Caulfield on “four moves” that students can make as they critically evaluate online information. Stop. Investigate the source. Find better coverage. Trace claims, quotes, and media to the original context.

Scary deepfake tool lets you put words into someone’s mouth

Last week, Stanford researchers announced they’d created an algorithm that makes “editing video as easy as editing text.” Imagine using a video editing program in which you can modify talking-head videos (footage from the shoulders up) by extracting patterns from real clips. The system uses machine learning to create a realistic video of a person saying something…

The Credibility Coalition

The Credibility Coalition (credibilitycoalition.org)

Credibility Coalition: A diverse, interdisciplinary community committed to building better standards for credibility on the web.

An alternative to throwing credibility to the crowd: convene a community to propose standards and then test rigorously. One effort working systemically working toward creating such standards is the Credibility Coalition, a community of researchers seeking to create shareable, open-source definitions that could be widely adopted. The coalition is also dedicated to reviewable research on how this process will work…