A WWII photo series follows the induction and training of one Army recruit

TwitterFacebook

Image: Library of Congress

Image: Library of Congress

Shortly after the entry of the United States into World War II, the Office of War Information was established to organize and distribute propaganda and news about the war effort.

The OWI absorbed the famed photographic unit of the Farm Security Administration, reassigning photographers from stories about rural poverty to covering weapon and vehicle factories, scrap metal drives, and other patriotic activities.

In 1942, OWI photographer Jack Delano followed George Camblair of Washington, D.C. through his induction and training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, documenting his daily life and tracing the transformation of an average young man into a skilled and disciplined soldier. Read more…

More about History, Retronaut, Military, Soldier, and Army
Read full story

Hillary Clinton just called out the ‘conspiracy, lies, false information’ of #Twitter and #Facebook

TwitterFacebook

Hillary Clinton is not happy with Twitter. Or Facebook.

Responding to a question from Mashable Tech Editor Pete Pachal at the Code Conference regarding whether Twitter has been “bad or good for our national discourse,” the former presidential candidate expounded upon the ways that Twitter has negatively impacted our politics.

“I think it has certainly provided, as you say, positive information, quick turnaround information to a very large audience,” observed Clinton. “But I think it has become victimized by deliberate efforts to shape the conversation and push it toward conspiracies, lies, false information.” Read more…

More about Facebook, Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Hillary Clinton

Read full story

Video Roundup: New from IBM Watson

It seems like IBM’s supercomputer, which uses artificial intelligence and analytical software to interpret all your data and serve up insights, is tackling everything — from your taxes to diabetic eye diseases.
Read full story