The Disinformation Age

“The new so-called hyperpartisan sites mix with long-standing outlets to create a new, huge online partisan news ecosystem that is taking over people’s timelines and creating alternate universes in which your side is always right and the other side is always wrong.” From Buzzfeed: Inside The Partisan Fight For Your News Feed.

+ Nautilus: The story behind the birth of the information age.

+ For an interesting look at how we’ve used information through the ages, check out Alex Wright’s book, Glut. “Today’s ‘information explosion’ may seem like an acutely modern phenomenon, but we are not the first generation—nor even the first species—to wrestle with the problem of information overload.” (One of my ancestors was responsible for compiling a list of the day’s most fascinating hieroglyphics.)

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