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By Christoph Ono, builder at GBKS, and tweetable at @GBKS.

When Genuine Data Leads to Disingenuous Conclusions


The challenge with data is that the truth lies in the interpretation. Without context genuine data can lead to disingenuous conclusions. This is why data can not be put out in the public without context. Yet this is exactly what happens. It creates a scenario where a media industry who thrives on negativity can take genuine data, miss the context, and create stories around a false narrative. It is not their fault entirely. It is the fault of the data firms who release data to the public, without proper interpretation or context, and allow the media industry to draw their own conclusion, and often a false one.

There is no one left; none but all of us.


two new forms of provocative content: kiss-and-tell memoirs and saucy investigations

Very interesting article about the role and history of journalism. Personally, I hate most TV news reporting. There is so much focus on showcasing people's emotional states, or exposing some "dark secrets". Local news here are 95% police reports. It's emotional porn pretending to be journalism, and it's lacking any integrity and respect for its audience.

News should be about informing people about things that matter, about making the world a smaller place that makes more sense, and about bringing people together.