People like to get news from social media, although they don’t trust the services

study: fake news sources, reuters institute
Social media services, especially Facebook not trusted as news source. Source: Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2020

At first, it may feel strange that photo sharing service Instagram and messaging service Whatsapp are developing into news channels. That’s what Reuters Institute Digital … Read the Story

Phones, Instagram and selfie-sticks are transforming travel

selfie photograph takers at a viewing platform

Tourism is a key industry in Australia that is studied in universities. Professors of the University of Canberra have published a study The social media tourist gaze that focused on the effect of social media on travel. They discovered a relatively … Read the Story

Ebook news digest: Internet improves writing, travel can be political, two approaches to travel writing

Tavira, Portugal: a non-digital nomad in a park
A writer taking notes in a park in Algarve, Portugal

News on ebooks, writing and self-publishing

Is the Internet Making Writing Better?

The New Yorker examines linguist Gretchen McCulloch’s new book “Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language”. The review concludes: Yes, the … Read the Story