Bookmarks for August 24th from 13:13 to 14:14

by danhon

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for August 24th from 13:13 to 14:14:

  • DESTRUCTION AND CREATION By JOHN R. BOYD – "To comprehend and cope with our envi- ronment we develop mental patterns or con- cepts of meaning. The purpose of this paper is to sketch out how we destroy and create these patterns to permit us to both shape and be shaped by a changing environment. In this sense, the discussion also literally shows why we cannot avoid this kind of activity if we intend to survive on our own terms. The activity is dialectic in nature generat- ing both disorder and order that emerges as a changing and expanding universe of mental concepts matched to a changing and expand- ing universe of observed reality." – yes, by John "OODA LOOP" Boyd
  • Brian Enigma: “Do people shout at portraits as a convenience? “D…” – XOXO Zone – Do people shout at portraits as a convenience? “Dumbledore, what's 1 quart converted to cups?” “Snape, set the living room lights to 50%.” “Phineas, reorder trash bags.”
  • Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy – At Warwick University department of Economics. Group that produced thestudy on Facebook's link to attacks on minorities in Germany.
  • Fanning the Flames of Hate: Social Media and Hate Crime – "This paper investigates the link between social media and hate crime using Facebook data. We study the case of Germany, where the recently emerged right-wing party Alternative fu ?r Deutsch- land (AfD) has developed a major social media presence. We show that right-wing anti-refugee sentiment on Facebook predicts violent crimes against refugees in otherwise similar municipalities with higher social media usage. To further establish causality, we exploit exogenous variation in major internet and Facebook outages, which fully undo the correlation between social media and hate crime. We further find that the effect decreases with distracting news events; increases with user network interactions; and does not hold for posts unrelated to refugees. Our results suggest that social media can act as a propagation mechanism between online hate speech and real-life violent crime."
  • Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests – The New York Times – that study