It seems as though there are more mistakes, hoaxes and journalistic failures than there have ever been, but former Reuters media critic Jack Shafer argues they are just easier to spot now
Online verification expert Craig Silverman didn’t just want to write about hoaxes that make their way into the media, he wanted to help track and disprove them — so he created a data-powered, socially-driven debunking machine called Emergent
Following the exodus of Facebook LGBTQ members to Ello, Facebook’s head of product published a post admitting to the company’s mistakes and promising to rectify them.
Whenever a breaking news event leads to errors on Twitter, critics suggest that the service needs some kind of built in correction or editing mechanism — but adding one would not only be complicated, it would also be unwise.
Critics of a Newsweek cover story by historian Niall Ferguson say the piece should never have been published because of the errors and flawed logic it contains. But isn’t it better if those kinds of mistakes are corrected in public view instead of behind closed doors?
Media advocates say Twitter should add a feature that allows users to correct an erroneous tweet by striking through a mistake after the fact, to prevent errors from being retweeted — but is such a thing really necessary, even if Twitter could implement it?
Google+ users can under some circumstances access IM conversations of other Google users. The bug seems to be related to the way Google Talk is integrated within Google+. Google has said that it is addressing the issue, which only affects users of shared machines.
I’ve found that some people can very easily get their back up when attempts are made to point out their grammar weaknesses. Maybe it feels like being reprimanded in school. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and the same sentiment applies with grammar, too.