Articles of Interest - Feb 12


STUDY: We’re Not Addicted To Smartphones, We’re Addicted To Social Interaction  Daily Wire

Jon Gabriel: How to keep social media from rewiring your brain  AZcentral

Teens Are Losing It Over Snapchat's Unpopular App Redesign  BuzzFeed


Instagram Is Telling People If You Screenshot Their Story In A Test  BuzzFeed

Instagram is testing screenshot alerts for stories  TechCrunch


Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook—and the World  Wired

Facebook hired a full time pollster to monitor Zuckerberg’s approval ratings  The Verge

Facebook Messenger’s ‘Your Emoji’ status tells friends what’s up  TechCrunch

Facebook losing young users even faster to Snapchat  USA Today


Twitter just had its first profitable quarter  CNN

Twitter failed to remove hundreds of Russian propaganda videos aimed at Americans  CNN


Your Mobile Phone Can Give Away Your Location, Even If You Tell It Not To Scientific American

Behold, the 157 new emoji for 2018  Ars Technica


Podcasting Is the New Soft Diplomacy  The Ringer


You Can Now Mute Websites Forever in Chrome  LifeHacker

What to Do If Your Favorite Website Won't Load  LifeHacker


Chinese police are wearing sunglasses that can recognize faces  Quartz


Newspaper movie trailer 

How cleaning off your desk can help you figure out what to say no to  Poynter

 Proposed Journalist Protection Act Would Make Assault Of Reporter A Federal Crime  Forbes


Theresa May announces review into future of newspapers  BBC

Newsonomics: Inside Tronc’s sale of the L.A. Times (and all the new questions to come)  Nieman Journalism Lab

New York Times Co. Subscription Revenue Surpassed $1 Billion in 2017  New York Times

Can Independent Web Journalism Survive?  PBS Media Shift


He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse  BuzzFeed 

Overseas Fake News Publishers Use Facebook’s Instant Articles To Bring In More Cash  BuzzFeed

Let’s focus on real journalism, not so called ‘fake news’ (opinion)  Grand Rapids Herald Review

A Field Guide to Fake News and Other Information Disorders: A Free Manual to Download, Share & Re-Use  Open Culture 

The far-right sharing fake news — or conservatives sharing conservative journalism?  NiemanLab


The Argument Against Quantum Computers  Quantam Magazine

Behind Artificial Intelligence Lurk Oddball Low-Paid Tasks  Wired

New report reveals a growing 'trust gap' in data, analytics, and AI and uncertainties about who's accountable for errors and misuse  ZD Net

China's military "is funding the development of new AI-driven capabilities" in battlefield decision-making and autonomous weaponry  Science Mag

3 steps to get clean, structured data you trust  IOT for All

Are the Digits of Pi Truly Random?  Here’s one for the data geeks among us  Data Science Central

Bayesian model selection shows extremely polarized behavior when the models are wrong  Phys org

Cloudera looks to be an Apache Hadoop/Spark alternative to making meaning out of the Data Deluge   Federal News Radio


The Moment You Feel  Becoming (my blog)


Oxford comma dispute is settled as Maine drivers get $5 million  Boston

How periods and scare quotes can create emphasis far beyond the squiggles on the page  Chronicle of Higher Ed


A Language's Popularity Could Influence Its Grammar and Vocabulary  The Atlantic

An unsung term that has the magical power of deflecting anger and resentment  Chronicle of Higher Ed

How Americans preserved British English  BBC

Talking Killer Whales? Gullible Science Journalists More Likely  Chronicle of Higher Ed 


Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays  New York Times

Bill Gates Names His New Favorite Book of All Time: A Quick Introduction to Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now


A word in the Nunes memo that has no male counterpart  Chronicle of Higher Ed


This is what happens when a class called ‘White Racism’ comes to campus death threats and hate mail keep arriving for the professor  Daily Dot 

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show  The Guardian

Black History Month posters covered up at University of Tennessee with ones referencing Hitler  CBS News

Former Klansman finds Forgiveness and a Friend in a Black Church  Philadelphia Inquirer


Can LGBT Rights and Religious Rights Coexist?  Washington Post

Died: James W. Sire, Editor Who Brought Us Francis Schaeffer and Os Guinness  Christianity Today

Christian group plans ‘revival’ to protest ‘toxic evangelicalism’  Religious News Service

Ex-CFO stole $100K from Children's Bible Fellowship in Kent: Cops  Lohud 

The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses  The Guardian

Christian-only Michigan community faces lawsuit: Buyers must prove they are practicing churchgoers to live in Bay View  The Week

5 facts about blacks and religion in America  Pew Research Center

Racist Bullying? Religious School In Texas Argues Courts Can’t Intervene  Huffington Post  


Natalie Grant reclaims voice from cancer  Times FreePress

Trouble No More trailer (video)


The complicated history of In God We Trust and other examples Trump gives of American religion  Washington Post

3 new books analyze Trump’s faith and his faithful followers  Religious News Service

Beth Moore, Jen Hatmaker and other evangelical leaders are publishing a letter urging Trump, Congress to act on immigration  The Washington Post


Compilation of 2017 loops  Philip Lueck


Bob Dylan Updates "The Times They Are A-Changin'" for 2018 (video)


Student-run newspaper says hundreds of copies taken from racks due to controversial story  KWCH


 Over Time, Humanities Grads Close the Pay Gap With Professional Peers  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Easily accessible porn prevalent among students  Baptist Standard

Preventing suicide: Teen deaths are on the rise, but we know how to fight back  USA Today

Teenagers are better behaved and less hedonistic nowadays - The youth of today  Economist

University Won’t Expel student who called himself “the most active white nationalist in the Nebraska area”  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Kansas Scrambles To Change Rules After 6 Teens Enter Governor's Race  NPR

Dental students took selfie with severed heads at Yale training workshop  Associated Press

Transgender student: Professor refused to use preferred pronoun  New York Post


Digital Media is Driving Job Growth in LA region, report Finds  MSNBC

Microsoft releases its LinkedIn resume helper for Word  Engadget


Is There a Smarter Way to Think About Sexual Assault on Campus?  New Yorker

Ten women sign letter accusing Northwestern journalism professor Alec Klein of sexual harassment and assault  Chicago Reader

Air Force Academy mismanaged sexual assault program, Pentagon says  CNN

UNC claims right to shield names of students disciplined for on-campus sex misconduct  Herald Sun

UT investigates vandalism connected to professor’s domestic abuse case  Statesman

Being Aware Of Abuse May Make People Uncomfortable — And That's OK (by a writing professor)  WBUR


Former William & Mary professor files discrimination lawsuit against college  WY Daily

Princeton students leave class after professor allegedly uses N-word  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Northwestern journalism professor accused of misconduct takes leave of absence  Chicago Tribune

ICE Detains Chemistry Professor Before He Can Goodbye To His Family  Newsweek

How Much Do Professors Work? One Researcher Is Trying to Find Out  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Northeastern University professor walks back ‘stupid’ comment on Donald Trump  Boston Herald


5 facts about crime in the U.S.  Pew Research

Talk is cheap: the myth of the focus group  The Guardian


Don't Tell Terminal Cancer Patients It's All Going To Be OK  NPR

Many people take dangerously high amounts of ibuprofen  Reuters

Are Hand Dryers Actually Full of Bacteria? A Viral Photo Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story  The New York Times

Scientists create functioning kidney tissue  Manchester


When You’re a ‘Digital Nomad,’ the World Is Your Office  The New York Times

WeWork: The Perfect Manifestation of the Millennial Id  The Atlantic


Why Don't Babies Smile from Birth?  Scientific American

The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling  Christianity Today

The mental health and loneliness paradox  Salon

Major Psychiatric Disorders Have More In Common Than We Thought, Study Finds : The Two-Way  NPR

Why You Get Hooked on Candy Crush and Snapchat  Bloomberg

People with depression use language differently – here's how to spot it  The Conversation 


Meet the Philosophers Who Give ‘The Good Place’ Its Scholarly Bona Fides  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Self-driving cars' Trolley Problem: Philosophers are building ethical algorithms to solve the problem  Quartz


After it stopped posting to Facebook, a Danish broadcaster saw its traffic stability improve  Digiday


A library without books? Universities purging dusty volumes  Yahoo

Judge blocks UW from billing student Republicans for campus rally  Seattle Times

A Crash Course in Crisis Communication for Colleges (opinion)  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Sexual assault less likely, gender discrimination more likely on Christian campuses  Baptist Standard


Our Students Aren’t In Our Heads With Us: Teach Writing In Your Field With Good Assignment Sheets  Chronicle of Higher Ed

This Student Failed Her Assignment Because Her Professor Said "Australia Isn't A Country"  BuzzFeed

How One University Connects Students and Mentors With Surprising Success  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Why I Stopped Writing on My Students’ Papers  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Would College Students Retain More If Professors Dialed Back The Pace?  NPR 

How to Help Students of Differing Abilities  Chronicle of Higher Ed