From The Guardian: Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study.

Low-quality, extremist, sensationalist and conspiratorial news published in the US was overwhelmingly consumed and shared by rightwing social network users, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

and the kicker:

One thing the study did not find is evidence of substantial amounts of Russian news sources being shared. “The political conversations on social media exclude a Russian audience group,” the researchers concluded.

If this study were to shared in these right wing social network groups, it would be dismissed as fake news, of course.

Mediamap Circa 1996 Screenshot

Behold my first first site* from more than 20 years ago. I didn’t design it, but I thought it looked alright at the time. Now, it’s painful to look at. Most of my time was spent building pages and updating what little content we had. I also hacked around with some PERL scripts that collected form information.

This was the company’s first site. Management hadn’t prioritized a web site in 1996, I decision I didn’t agree with. I was experimenting and accidentally left a web server with the equivalent of a “hello world” page running on my laptop while I went to a meeting. When I came back a prospective customer had found the page and sent me an email. We had this site up and running shortly after I told the founder about this new prospect.

* Officially, this was the first site I was paid to work on. Sometime in ’94 or ’95, I created a short-lived cocktail recipe site that I hosted on my shell account. I doubt anyone other than me ever saw it.

Amazon’s first Go storefront is set to open on Monday in Seattle. I first heard about this about a year ago. Not being a fan of lines, I like the concept. However, I ask the same question now as I did then: Why make customers scan their phones to enter the store?

I suspect the barriers exist to prevent theft. But, it seems like a step that could be avoided or at least made less like entering the subway.

via Dave Winer