Thoughts on Facebook and the election.

I posted this NYT article to my linkblog, so I thought I’d expand on it here. People have been saying that they think Facebook/Twitter/social media influenced the election, and that’s why Donald Trump won. What they’re actually saying is they’re afraid fake news influenced the election, (especially on Facebook,) and I suppose that could happen … [Read more…]

Quick thoughts on Brexit.

Normally I take this time on Thursdays to make a list, but since I really couldn’t think of anything interesting to list, and since Brexit seemed to be on everyone’s mind, I decided I’d write a quick post about it. Right now, the results are leave: 17,228,077 remain: 16,000,701, with one region yet to declare. … [Read more…]