After a wonderful August, travelling with my family and taking time off from Thought Shrapnel, I’m back.
This is the 420th post here. I collect potential posts as drafts, which means I’ve currently got a backlog of 157 potential posts. Obviously, the vast majority of those are never going to see the light of day, so I thought I’d just link to them below.
Here’s a list of 10 articles from each of the first six months of 2018. They’re links that I never got around to writing about, but I think might interest you. Note that I’ve listed them in terms of when I discovered them, which is not necessarily when they were originally published.
- Fake News about the Future of Education
- Social Media Has Hijacked Our Brains and Threatens Global Democracy
- 10 New Principles Of Good Design
- Want to Change the World With Your Business? Grow Slow
- How children’s TV went from Blue Peter to YouTube’s wild west
- Autopsy of a Failed Holacracy: Lessons in Justice, Equity, and Self-Management
- The Great Attention Heist
- Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Try the F-Droid App Store
- Showing Off to the Universe: Beacons for the Afterlife of Our Civilization
- Will tech giants move on from the internet, now we’ve all been harvested?
- Your Pills Are Spying On You
- The Olympics are a mass propaganda tool for countries to assimilate their citizens
- Truly open education will require sweeping changes
- The media exaggerates negative news. This distortion has consequences
- Humanity’s Biggest Machines Will Be Built in Space
- The usefulness of dread
- The Internet Isn’t Forever
- Algorithmic Wilderness
- Are We Ready For a Post-Work World?
- If the elite ever cared about the have-nots, that didn’t last long
- Education in the (Dis)Information Age
- How Tiny Red Dots Took Over Your Life
- If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance.
- Twitter is not a public utility
- The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News
- Small, Regular Doses of Caffeine Offer the Biggest Mental Boost
- Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous.
- Beyond the Tree Octopus – Why we need a new view of k12 (digital) literacy in a Cambridge Analytica world
- I work therefore I am: why businesses are hiring philosophers
- Critical Thinking for Educators
- Researchers develop device that can ‘hear’ your internal voice
- 12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech
- What Comes After The Social Media Empires
- Coming up with a title
- Eminent Philosophers Name the 43 Most Important Philosophy Books Written Between 1950-2000: Wittgenstein, Foucault, Rawls & More
- An Open Education Reader
- Against metrics: how measuring performance by numbers backfires
- Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now
- Why co-operative education needs a rethink
- A Modest Guide to Productivity
- Alfie’s Army, misinformation and propaganda: The need for critical media literacy in a mediated world
- Hot Prospect: Designer Richard Holbrook’s Three-Year Quest to Understand the World’s Most Creative Companies
- Chromebooks are ready for your next coding project
- Tech firms can’t keep our data forever: we need a Digital Expiry Date
- How to achieve happiness and balance as a remote worker
- Create Kid Skills for Alexa
- Should Africa let Silicon Valley in?
- Autocrypt: convenient end-to-end encryption for email
- Scouts’ new visual identity designed to diversify membership
- A cartoon intro to DNS over HTTPS
- Do platforms work?
- Why read Aristotle today?
- The Uncertain Future of OER
- Chatbots were the next big thing: what happened?
- The Theology of Consensus
- Building a Cooperative Economy
- What’s right for your company? Decision making in 3 different organizational structures
- The ethics of ceding more power to machines
- UTC is Enough for Everyone… Right?
- It’s impossible to lead a totally ethical life—but it’s fun to try
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