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Everything old is new again, the saying goes. Despite touting the idea of a press release as a destination being a new idea, it actually dates back about 15 years — and retains all of its value. Neville and Shel explore the idea of defeating paywalls with destination press releases in this monthly long-form episode of “For Immediate Release.” Also in this episode:
- Follow-ups to stories about Artificial Intelligence (AI) interns and facial recognition used for nefarious purposes.
- The 2023 Edelman Trust Barometer — and whether Edelman can claim to be trust experts
- A roundup of news and commentary about ChatGPT
- A decline in Mastodon users
- Dan York’s Tech Report, which looks at some Twitter changes, good news for Mastodon users, a Mastodon instance for Medium users, Getty’s lawsuit targeting the generative AI image tool Stable Diffusion, Wikipedia’s new look-and-feel, and WordPress’s upcoming 20th birthday.
The next monthly, long-form episode of FIR will drop on Monday, February 20.
We host a Communicators Zoom Chat each Thursday at 1 p.m. ET. For credentials needed to participate, contact Shel or Neville directly, request the credentials in our Facebook group, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
You can find the stories from which Shel’s FIR content is selected at Shel’s Link Blog. Shel has started a metaverse-focused Flipboard magazine. Neville’s Asides blog is also available.
Links from this report:
- Lawyers Barred by Madison Square Garden Found a Way Back In
- Opinion | How ChatGPT Hijacks Democracy
- Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach
- Don’t Ban ChatGPT in Schools. Teach With It.
- Mastodon Users Have Started Fleeing the Platform
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Links from Dan York’s Report
- You can pin a List and then swipe to it in the Twitter app
- The next Twitter update will remember which view you are in and come back to that
- Twitter’s new developer terms ban third-party clients
- Twitterrific: End of an Era
- Buffer adds Mastodon to its social media management platform
- Medium Embraces Mastodon
- Getty Images is suing the creators of AI art tool Stable Diffusion for scraping its content
- WordPress turns 20 in 2023
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