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This month: the benefits of teaching by jumping in at the deepend, and finding out how developers learn to contribute to FOSS.
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> Disinformation itself may be nothing new, but the tactics deployed are always changing and improving.

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This month: predicting student performance ahead of time, keeping users safe from disinformation, and just how do we make AI understandable?

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> Twtxt is a “decentralised, minimalist micro blogging service.” While that may sound like every other fledgling social network out there, what caught my eye with twtxt is that it operates entirely over plain text. Yes, plain text, not HTML.

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By centering instances around a certain topic or niche, [Mastodon] naturally creates an environment more akin to friends sitting around a campfire than a contentious TV debate.

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For the long term health of the field, we need to focus on machine learning that everyone can get excited about.

Context is important, particularly when combating misinformation. But how much context does a typical user need, and how can we can clarify content at scale?

Everyone enjoys tweaking their personal projects to get each feature 'just right', but sometimes it pays to just declare things finished.

Media literacy classes are often touted as an effective means of tackling disinformation. However, we should be careful not to create a "question everything" environment.

I recently took part in @info_activism 's Summer School, an eye-opening experience that has shed light on plenty of new, at times concerning, areas to explore.

When it comes to tackling disinformation online, the issue is often framed as choosing between human moderators or algorithmic detection. What if instead we were to deploy a more balanced approach?

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This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!