Kategoriarkiv: Communication

The internet news cycle

I have in some ways a pretty broad stream of news coming to me online; on the other hand, I realise it’s also pretty specific at times. But I keep seeing a pattern: Sometimes a story appears, I read about … Læs resten

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Political compass

Last year I linked to a good political compass, which I found quite useful. We have our upcoming national election in Denmark, and as usual I take one of the which-candidate-do-you-agree-with online tests. I usually use Altinget’s. I only do … Læs resten

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On other people’s behalf

Quite young I experienced how arguing on the behalf of another person was counterproductive, and while I cannot say that I have stopped doing it, I was suitably reticent. I have tried to put my thinking into words but only … Læs resten

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14 rules for online discourse

These, from The Discourse, are 14 rules for discussions and interactions online. Highlights: 3. Sometimes people have differing opinions because they considered something you didn’t. 5. There’s always more to the story. You probably don’t know the full context of … Læs resten

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Jeg forstår ikke det med Forældreintra

For det første, hvis man får stress af at få mange beskeder skal man nok arbejde med sit eget informations-filter. For det andet, hvis ikke beskederne bliver sendt på Forældreintra, vil de så ikke blive sendt ad andre kanaler? For … Læs resten

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Principles of journalism

American Press Institute has extracted the essential principles and practices of journalism from Kovach & Rosenstiel’s “The Elements of Journalism” and I think both journalists and the rest of us can benefit from being reminded of them: Journalism’s first obligation … Læs resten

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I understand now

I have spent far too long trying to understand the reasoning of the radical left. Since 2015 I have also spent far too long trying to understand the reasoning of the radical right, the “alt-right”. Both could just be dismissed … Læs resten

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What Facebook did right

I am no fan of Facebook but I have to respect professional contrarian Dave Winer’s point, that Facebook enabled everyone to post anything online. This is what they did right and I (and Winer) can keep saying that everyone should have … Læs resten

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When the left turn to the feudal overlords

Deplatforming works; forcing a platform, like Facebook or Twitter, to remove a user so that user can no longer use the platform absolutely works. A crazy person like Alex Jones and his fake news Infowars is not missed, but of … Læs resten

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When censorship is too efficient

China has run into problems with their censorship: When you need workers to censor content, they have to know what they are censoring and if your censoring is too efficient, they wont know what they are supposed to be censoring. … Læs resten

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