Linked: The Power of Simple Communication: Why Plain Language Is Better Than Complex Jargon
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Linked: The Power of Simple Communication: Why Plain Language Is Better Than Complex Jargon

This is an important thing to remember: “One of the major problems with complex jargon is that it makes the listener or reader feel isolated, like they “don’t belong” in the conversation. So they walk away feeling less interested and less knowledgeable on the subject.” If the effects of your communication is someone feeling less…

Linked: Hackers are exploiting a critical flaw affecting >350,000 WordPress sites
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Linked: Hackers are exploiting a critical flaw affecting >350,000 WordPress sites

If you use this plugin, or really any plugin, keep ’em up to date! “Hackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability that allows them to execute commands and malicious scripts on Websites running File Manager, a WordPress plugin with more than 700,000 active installations, researchers said on Tuesday. Word of the attacks came a few hours…

Linked: A fake, AI-generated blog reached the top of Hacker News
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Linked: A fake, AI-generated blog reached the top of Hacker News

I’ve been at this blog for almost 19 years. Are you sure it’s still me writing these posts? Did I disappear and just leave it on autopilot to write posts for me long after I’m gone?

Are you sure you would know if I did?

Not everything is as it appears. We could all use a lot more skepticism, especially on topics we are already biased to believe.

Linked: Twitter to ask some users to click link to article before retweeting
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Linked: Twitter to ask some users to click link to article before retweeting

I can get behind this, sharing without reading is a huge problem, so why not nudge people to read it before they share it? “Twitter Inc. will prompt some users to click links to other websites before retweeting them, part of an effort to discourage the spread of misinformation and foster more thoughtful communication on…

Linked: Australian court rules media are liable for comments made on their Facebook pages
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Linked: Australian court rules media are liable for comments made on their Facebook pages

Well this is disturbing. If you run a Facebook page, are you responsible for the comments people post? Australia seems to think you are. ““A person who participates in and is instrumental in bringing about the publication of defamatory matter is potentially liable for having done so notwithstanding that others may have participated in that…

Remember Curation?

Remember Curation?

“Who said it? Why do I trust them? Have they been wrong in the past?” Once upon a time, in the blogging world, the idea of curation was an important one. The idea was that while we wanted to be generous with sharing and linking to others, we also wanted to be responsible curators. The…