Accurate, Focused Research on Law, Technology and Knowledge Discovery Since 2002

Category Archives: Internet

Teaching Law Online: Yesterday and Today, But Tomorrow Never Knows

Nathenson, Ira Steven, Teaching Law Online: Yesterday and Today, But Tomorrow Never Knows (November 15, 2020). St. Louis University Law Journal, 2021 Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3731103 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3731103

“Although the role of “online” in legal education has grown over the past several decades, online teaching became a lifeline in Spring 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered classrooms nationwide. Online teaching is now necessary, but also problematic. Schools and teachers therefore need to carefully consider how to make effective use of online tools and techniques. This essay reflects on the author’s career-long experiences in online law teaching, much of which predates the COVID-19 pandemic. “With a little help” from a Beatles song or two, the essay reflects the yesterday, today, and tomorrow of online legal education. It closes with that most scholarly of prescriptions: The Beatles’ Top Ten hits relevant to teaching online.”

Access Denied: Federal Web Governance Under the Trump Administration

The Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI), February 2021: “The Trump administration pushed the boundaries of rules, guidelines, and norms in most areas of governance. Manipulating public information was a key tactic, which included dramatic and damaging changes to federal agency websites relating to environmental regulations. These changes led the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative… Continue Reading

Washington’s Most Influential People

Washingtonian – “The 250 experts and advocates—outside the government—who’ll be shaping the policy debates of the years to come. Contents: Antitrust Banking and Finance Business and Labor Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Climate/Environment Economic Policy Education Energy Foreign Affairs Good Government Healthcare Immigration Infrastructure and Transportation Legal Intelligentsia National Security and Defense Tech and Telecom Continue Reading

Google’s Live Caption Tool Is Now Available as a Hidden Feature in Chrome

Gizmodo: “Live Captions [still an experimental feature] is one of the most useful features on Android phones, allowing your mobile device to automatically transcribe any audio it’s currently playing. And now it seems Google is bringing Live Captions to Chrome, with the feature already available as a hidden option in the browser. First noticed by… Continue Reading

The importance of technology competence when communicating electronically

Sui Generis – Nicole Black: “I’m sure that by now you’ve already seen the now infamous cat filter court hearing video. If not, Google it and watch it. I’ll wait. Now that you’re back, let’s talk about how you can avoid replicating that unfortunate predicament. The short answer? By maintaining technology competence when using electronic… Continue Reading

5 hidden Google gems you aren’t using yet

Fast Company, Doug Aamoth – “For a tool most of us use every day to find stuff on the web, Google has more than a few helpful tricks up its sleeve that aren’t super apparent unless you know where to look. Here are a few I’ve found recently that have saved me countless clicks, spared… Continue Reading

Firefox 86 brings multiple Picture-in-Picture, “Total Cookie Protection”

Ars Technica – “Mozilla released Firefox 86 yesterday, and the browser is now available for download and installation for all major operating systems, including Android. Along with the usual round of bug fixes and under-the-hood updates, the new build offers a couple of high-profile features—multiple Picture-in-Picture video-watching support, and (optional) stricter cookie separation, which Mozilla… Continue Reading

46,218 news transcripts show ideologically extreme politicians get more airtime

Via LLRX – 46,218 news transcripts show ideologically extreme politicians get more airtime – Professors Joshua Darr, Jeremey Padgett and Johanna Dunaway research how changes in the media have shifted the incentives of elected officials and the considerations of voters, and what that means for American democracy. In recent work, they showed that extremely conservative… Continue Reading

Flim, an Intelligent Movie Screenshot Search Engine

Kottke.org: “Flim is a movie search engine currently in beta that returns screenshots from movies based on keywords like “clock” or “tree”…You can filter results by things like genre, year, and film ratio. You can search by color and within movies, e.g. “tuxedo” in Titanic..” Flim is the answer to the statement: images are everywhere:… Continue Reading

The Claim Review Project

“ClaimReview is a tagging system that fact-checkers can use to identify their articles for search engines and social media platforms such as Google Search, Google News, Bing, Facebook and YouTube. The platforms then use the tags to promote and highlight fact-check articles. Creating ClaimReview usually takes less than 30 seconds. Fact-checkers enter a few basic… Continue Reading

How to stop your emails from being tracked

The Verge: “All of those obnoxious marketing emails that crowd your inbox aren’t just pushing a product. They’re also tracking whether you’ve opened the email, when you opened it, and where you were at the time by using software like MailChimp to embed tracking software into the message. How does it work? A single tracking… Continue Reading