Links 2018-01-21 - Thomas Bibby

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop – Scientific American

A listener to Worst Case Scenario (thanks Jane!) listened to our latest episode where I was talking about trying to systematically use a paper notebook. I’m a relatively quick typist so the quoted researchers’ conclusions that writing forces you to summarise and therefore think differently rings true to me.

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next – The Guardian

A timely article on how and why people are more suspicious of statistics post-Trump and Brexit

BuzzFeed Style Guide

I have a weakness for style guides, and this one is surprisingly comprehensive. Like pun-laden tabloid headlines you may not admire the content of BuzzFeed’s listicle-driven posts, but it’s difficult not to ignore the craft.

The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm In 2018 – BuzzFeed

While we’re on the subject of BuzzFeed, this is an amusing summary of most Twitter drama (with an odd number in the headline, natch).

The Invasion of the German Board Games – The Atlantic

I need to write a German board games blog post some day. A good summary if you’re new to the genre.