But they can get trapped in an infinite loop of screaming and self-care.
Two auto-replying bots have now been stuck in a loop with each other for several hours and the resulting thread reads like most of my internal monologue: pic.twitter.com/QK5NThBTAN
— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) June 7, 2018
These two Twitter-famous bot moments, just a week apart earlier this year, show how gullible humans can be about what bots are and how they’re used. (But they did show some pretty strong feelings about Olive Garden.)
Two-thirds of Americans have heard of social media bots. (Good!) Eighty percent of
The Coastal Courier is a weekly community newspaper in Georgia with an office on Main Street — and a VR channel.
“Are they adequately meeting the information needs with their technology?” Jesse Holcomb wondered. “Are they carving out a space on social platforms or avoiding them altogether?”
Holcomb, a Calvin College professor and former Pew researcher, highlighted the Coastal Courier’s digital adaptation — not necessarily innovation — at an event at Columbia Journalism’s Tow Center Wednesday evening. He conducted research to answer those very questions more broadly in the journalism industry, finding that one in ten local news outlets don’t even have their own website, among other tidbits we summarized here.
New in this talk: Holcomb shared the starting-a-local-news-outlet to-do list of Brian Boyer, head of product at digital local news chain Spirited Media: A website, a subscriber box, and an email newsletter. Then, “start publishing
Truth: When someone sends me back a Word Doc with track changes my first impulse is always to throw the computer. I get the wariness of Google Docs but editing in them is a game changer – and the same holds for grading, which I also always did in Docs.https://t.co/KkHhdQAm1X
— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) October 1, 2018