“Misinformation” has been picked by Dictionary.com as their Word Of The Year!!
The 2018 pick is intended to serve as a “call to action” to be vigilant in the battle against fake news, flat-earthers, and anti-vaxxers, among others. Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen Monday as Dictionary.com’s word of the year on the tattered coattails of “toxic,” picked earlier this month for the same honor by Oxford Dictionaries in these tumultuous times.
Jane Solomon, a linguist-in-residence at Dictionary, said in a recent interview that her site’s choice of “mis” over “dis” was deliberate, intended to serve as a “call to action” to be vigilant in the battle against fake news, flat-earthers, and anti-vaxxers, among other conduits.
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Instruments picked up the seismic waves more than 10,000 miles away—but bizarrely, nobody felt them.
–Homophily refers to the tendency for people to have (non-negative) ties with people who are similar to themselves in socially significant ways. The term itself (due to Lazarsfeld) specifically refers to an internal preference
–Earth Is Sucking Down Way More Water Than We Thought And No One’s Sure Where It’s Going
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–Our buddy Paul On The Plane asked on Twitter: Does Novak Djokovic know the earth is flat?
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