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THE FUTURE OF READING

This is Future Forward

Special episode: The Future of Reading… Are the Internet, social media, and video creating a nation of illiterates? Or is it the opposite?
Before the future, a look at the present… and it’s a pretty big story in our opinion, so we’re devoting a few minutes at the top, to the subject of what exactly is going on at Facebook. We’re big readers, but the time has come to watch, and to listen — to us.

HAS FACEBOOK LOST ITS WAY?


https://www.npr.org/2018/11/16/668508612/facebook-underfire-for-allegedly-hiring-a-republican-public-relations-team
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/11/facebooks-sheryl-sandberg-leaned-we-just-didnt-like-outcome/576046/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/11/15/the-moral-and-ethical-rot-at-mark-zuckerberg-and-sheryl-sandbergs-facebook/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2ba87c5dc31a

II. THE FUTURE OF READING

-Has the Internet ruined our ability to read anything more than 140 characters?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/skim-reading-new-normal-maryanne-wolf
-Video is Killing Reading: Nine in 10 consumers prefer visual content over text
https://www.inc.com/amy-balliett/this-1-type-of-content-will-dramatically-increase-traffic-to-your-website.html
-Social media is killing reading.
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/08/21/teens-social-media-study_a_23506393/
-Audio is killing reading. Are Audiobooks As Good For You As Reading? Here’s What Experts Say
http://time.com/5388681/audiobooks-reading-books/
-Hope? Update on MEDIUM: Trying to reinvent the compact between readers and writers in the digital age.
http://studyhall.xyz/blog/2018/6/12/mediums-mess-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-site-that-was-supposed-to-save-journalism