- Trump Embraces One Of Russia’s Favorite Propaganda Tactics — Whataboutism : NPR – Rhetoric is *always* about policy.
> But whataboutism extends beyond rhetoric, said Dmitry Dubrovsky, a professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. "It's not only a narrative practice; it's real policy," he said. "For example, the Russians installed a special institute to cover the violation of human rights in the United States." – (epistemology politics rhetoric trump )
- Trump knows the feds are closing in on him – Today's poli-rhetorical lesson from Business Insider. – (none)
- Trump’s Speech to Congress Was Not “Normal” – The New Yorker – > Yet these were superficialities. On closer inspection, Tuesday’s speech was not that normal at all—at least, not in light of what the President and his aides have spent the past few weeks doing and saying. Trump’s sudden distaste for “the wedge of disunity”—a wedge he has used with such abandon that he could just as well brand it, gild it, and have his sons sell it—was so obviously at odds with his public persona that it provoked, on the Democratic side of the aisle, bitter laughter. But the starkest contradiction the speech contained was the one between the President, who promised “a new program of national rebuilding,” and the words of his senior adviser, Stephen Bannon, who announced, only five days earlier, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, in Washington, that the Administration had begun a project of “deconstruction.” So which is it: Is the federal government in the construction business, as Trump insists, or the deconstruction business, as Bannon has put it? Can it possibly be in both? – (rhetoric )
- The Anatomy of the Perfect Blog Post – It's a sure thing. It's based on Science. But consider what perfect means here: SEO. – (rhetoric wcw wcwexample )
- Testing, Lists, the Loss of Knowledge and the Development of the Perpetual Present – Lists don't have to be reductive, (a list of 1001 solutions to poverty would not be reductive), and I wonder if it's the list itself that irks or the net genre of the list. Still, one for consideration. – (pedagogy epistemology )
- OER Foundation – WikiEducator – – (OER mooc )
- knowledge-development-and-personal-learning-environments – Graham's notes on a PLE model that seeks to fuse/weave together knowledge and process. Most interesting aspect is the reseeding module. And the suggestion that a PLE could have a memory – (ple pln epistemology )
- Joho the Blog » Transparency is the new objectivity – Dave Weinberger. "transparency is now fulfilling some of objectivity’s old role in the ecology of knowledge." that is, "Transparency gives the reader information by which she can undo some of the unintended effects of the ever-present biases. Transparency brings us to reliability the way objectivity used to." – (web2.0 epistemology journalism )
- apophenia: Would the real social network please stand up? – "Not all social networks are the same.
You cannot assume network transitivity.
You cannot assume that properties that hold for one network apply to other networks.
To address this, I want to begin by mapping out three distinct ways of modeling a social network. These are not the only ways of modeling a social network, but they are three common ways that are often collapsed in public discourse." – (twitter facebook socialnetworking socialpractices )