Social media strategy guide for law enforcement-
Do not allow an over-sensitivity to risk assessment to derail the process
of developing social media . There will always be individuals in any
organization who focus on the potential pitfalls of a new technology or
process. Police leaders should focus on the potential rewards of using
social media and then work to mitigate risks.
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— Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) October 25, 2013
The true story about the woman who sued McDonald’s over hot coffee – Boing Boing
“The story of a woman who spilled coffee on her lap and ended up being awarded $2.9 million in a lawsuit against McDonald’s is often cited as THE example of frivolous lawsuits and out-of-control juries. The real story, though, is different from the version you’ve probably heard. For one thing, the woman suffered burns to 16% of her body, some of which were 3rd degree. For another, at the time, McDonald’s served their coffee at a temperature 30 degrees hotter than the stuff that comes out of home coffeemakers. Also the $2.9 million was only the jury-recommended award, based on just two days worth of McDonald’s coffee sales. This New York Times video is an interesting look at the nuance that gets lost when media, pop culture, and politicians twist an event to better serve their own narratives and ends.”
GIF: the news-friendly movie format that just works – Boing Boing
New journalism skill . . .
defective yeti: Matthew Baldwin, Perpilocutionist
“Dontopedalogy: An aptitude for putting one’s foot in one’s mouth.”
There are very specific words for just about everything.
Hard Sci-Fi Movies – Neatorama
Unidentified British soldier… | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
The National Library of Ireland using social media (flickr) to add information to unknown images.
The Backfire Effect shows why you can’t use facts to win an argument
Why we are doomed.
” Participants in the experiments were more likely to experience the Backfire Effect when they sensed that the contradictory information had come from a source that was hostile to their political views. But under a lot of conditions, the mere existence of contradictory facts made people more sure of themselves — or made them claim to be more sure.”
How to Read a Scientific Paper (About That Researcher With a Nematode in His Mouth) – Wired Science
“Was he thrilled? He took pictures (which you will find in the paper). He pulled down his lip to show his colleagues (those who would look). He took more pictures. He used the images to do internet research (yes, Google) and made a tentative identification of the creature in his mouth as a parasitic nematode best known for inhabiting the mouths of livestock.”