Untangling a Baltimore girl’s abduction and rape.

ArsTechnica

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In the digital era, there’s no doubt consumers are more connected to each other and to global retail brands than ever before.

But despite this connectivity, researcher David R. Bell makes the case in his new book, “Location is (Still) Everything,” that the neighborhoods we live in — and the acquaintances we encounter there — still have deep influence on how we shop.

Washington Post

Last month brought a great deal of fanfare, and accompanying snarky outrage, about a new “Satire” tag on Facebook for content sources like The Onion. Yet fake “news” items — which run deeper than satire — continue to propagate rapidly across the site, as well as on other social media platforms, such as Twitter.

Washington Post