Saturday, December 19, 2015

Link roundup

1. WaPo: "What was fake on the Internet this week: Why this is the final column"

Where debunking an Internet fake once involved some research, it’s now often as simple as clicking around for an “about” or “disclaimer” page. And where a willingness to believe hoaxes once seemed to come from a place of honest ignorance or misunderstanding, that’s frequently no longer the case.
Frankly, this column wasn’t designed to address the current environment.
institutional distrust is so high right now, and cognitive bias so strong always, that the people who fall for hoax news stories are frequently only interested in consuming information that conforms with their views — even when it’s demonstrably fake.
2. Destructoid's "best new IPs of 2015" list recommends buying a game, playing it through, and the getting a refund:
Just make sure to complete it within your Steam refund window, as there are legitimate reasons to want to return this game after purchase.
3. Reddit Thread about The Force Awakens and why ____ and ____ are good at _____, but ______ is not.

4. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is 40% off at Amazon.