Thoughts 14.03.18

Trends in Content 21: Fake News and Fonts

CONTENT: How Fake News Spreads on Twitter

“Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote. He made that statement in 1710. We live in a world where it’s hard to tell what if you are reading is fact or fiction. This is the biggest study ever looking at how fake news work, how it is shared and why it’s so darn effective. Scary stat from the report, a false story reaches 1,500 people six times quicker, on average, than a true story does.

To sum it up fake news prospers, “because humans, not robots, are more likely to spread it.”


ADVERTISING: How the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted evolved with the times

It’s an iconic piece of advertising that has saved countless lives. Just like advertising has rolled with the times so has this iconic naughty list. Starting out as the wanted posters of the Wild West the FBI then morphed this concept into the original listicle of bad boys (and girls). It’s now digital and social, even playing a role in contemporary culture featuring in countless films and TV.


DESIGN: Geek out on fonts in your Instagram feed

Designer or not this account has all the prettiest, most beautiful fonts in the world. Looking at fonts is nice, it’s good for your brain. They are like little bits of art made out of words. Follow this account and be hit with some glorious type next time you open up the gram.


Image credit: The Atlantic