Expertise and curation

ReadWriteWeb passes along thoughts on expertise and blogging from entrepreneur and publisher Jason Calacanis: Web 3.0: The Age of Expertise “You have to have a deep understanding to be a blogger,” Calacanis said. Calacanis thinks that Web 3.0 will be the “Age of Expertise.” Blogging brought about the era of Web 2.0 where people who […]

The journalistic 1%

It’s a tough time for aspiring journalists. Business models are failing faster than new ones can pop up, layoffs and buyouts are the norm at numerous legacy publications. How might we improve the outlook for young would-be journalists? What about by demanding a little something back from the journalistic 1%? Here’s Matt Yglesias in a […]

Being told “Be Rational” doesn’t de-bias

More bias research. I’ve been digging in pretty deeply on interventions that help mitigate motivated reasoning and the results aren’t great. There’s self-affirmation, which I discussed in my Atlantic piece, but beyond that it’s pretty thin picking. Motivated reasoning doesn’t track significantly with open-mindedness, and interventions urging participants to be rational seem to have little […]

How inequality harms

http://static.bloggingheads.tv/ramon/_live/players/player_v5.2-licensed.swf I try to avoid politics here on the blog, even though it’s something I read about and talk about quite a bit. But there’s a point about inequality that I’ve been startled to see conservatives either missing or ignoring. In the clip above, Rich Lowry makes what I believe is a very misguided statement, […]