Category Archives: Society

Girl, 24, Beats Harry Potter Sales in One week

Zoella: Zoe Sugg’s book Girl Online becomes fastest-selling debut novel ever ‘The first novel by YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg aka Zoella has become the biggest-selling debut ever. The novel, Girl Online, has become the fastest-selling book of 2014 after selling … Continue reading

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How About a Fact-checking App for Articles?

Some computers like IBM’s Watson can store millions of facts and that’s a fact. If Watson could do that, it’s so believable that it could also check if articles are factual and do not contain false ‘facts’. Free Journalism Ethics … Continue reading

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Amazon Labels’Tom and Jerry’ Racist

Tom And Jerry cartoons depict ‘ethnic and racial prejudice’, warns Amazon ‘Without mentioning specific examples, the Amazon blurb reads: ‘Tom And Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Writing and the Perfect Daily Routine

‘…Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly … Continue reading

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New Rules with Paid Wikipedia Editors

They have to disclose now if they’re paid. Will that stop the Editorial Wars? ‘The heart of the change is that anyone who is paid to edit the site must “add your affiliation to your edit summary, user page, or … Continue reading

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This Copyright Dispute Helped Give America Rock ‘n’ Roll

And isn’t it ironic that presently, copyright lawsuits are still being used against famous musicians? ‘…The boycott lasted for almost a year. In late 1941, ASCAP signed an agreement with radio stations at terms less generous than it had before … Continue reading

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Famous Actor and Author Only Started Reading at 31

‘I didn’t read a book myself until I was 31 years old.’ An interview with Henry Winkler – award-winning children’s book writer of the Hank Zipzer series and dyslexia awareness campaigner – who adults of certain age will forever know … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Listen to Critics Anymore

My critics have gotten worse. Two of them replied to me in forums and I discovered that both of them were criticising so that they could manipulate me. I learned too that critics don’t admit their own mistakes—even blatant ones. … Continue reading

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Wikipedia’s Wales Tags Holistic Healers ‘Lunatics’

Jimmy Wales rants at holistic healers petitioning Wikipedia He’s too dumb to realize he’s also making enemies with Buddhists and Yogis. He also proved that Wikipedia is prejudiced. Maybe he’s on the payroll of the Big Pharma and doesn’t have … Continue reading

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What to Do with Neglected Gifted Children

Precocious kids do seem to become high-achieving adults. Why that makes some educators worried about America’s future ‘…Lubinski’s unusually successful cohort was also a lucky group from the start—they participated in the study in the first place because their parents … Continue reading

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