Henk van Ess

by Henk van Ess

Twitter lists are my favorite way to filter information. A private Twitter list lets you follow anyone without them knowing you follow them, which basically undermines the whole idea of social media, but has its uses if you are a checking out a company, for instance, and don’t want to follow visibly. This kind of list presents […] more »

by Henk van Ess

Online research is often a challenge. Information from the web can be fake, biased, incomplete, or all of the above. Offline, too, there is no happy hunting ground with unbiased people or completely honest authorities. In the end, it all boils down to asking the right questions, digital or not. Here are some strategic tips and […] more »

by Henk van Ess

Did Pope Francis play a major role in Argentina’s Dirty War? Reporters claim they can substantiate this allegation. They published photos of dictator Jorge Videla with a cardinal, allegedly Jorge Bergoglio, the recently elected Pope Francis. But something was wrong with these findings. Great find, Brad: pope’s connivance with dictatorship RT <a href="https://twitter.com/delong">delong</a> Hugh O'Shaughnessy: […] more »

by Henk van Ess

The new Facebook Graph Search, currently in beta and only available to some, is a powerful search engine capable of revealing and uncovering incredibly detailed information about you, your friends and total strangers. It allows you to search for fun facts like “Former actors who are currently employed as waiters,” “Which games do Dutch Defense […] more »