"As the avalanche of information coming through social networks and real-time tools like Twitter continues to grow, the need for filters to make sense of that tsunami of data also increases, and it seems as though everyone has a different way of trying to solve that problem.
Facebook threw its hat into the ring this week with what it says is an improved “newspaper-style” news feed that highlights important content, while Digg has just launched “newsrooms” aimed at doing the same thing, and online influence-ranking service Klout is rolling out topic pages based on what’s being shared by those with influence.
But will any of these be able to solve the filtering problem, or will they just add another source of noise?"
I have recently finished reading the book 'The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few' by James Surowiecki and I can strongly recommend it to anyone that is interested in how opinions are conformed, and why self-organisation might...
To celebrate the launch of critically acclaimed video game DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, Square Enix has commissioned filmmaker Rob Spence aka Eyeborg (a self proclaimed cyborg who lost an eye replaced it with a wireless video camera) to investigate prosthetics, cybernetics and human augmentation. How far are we from the future presented to us in DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION?
Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity, focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% of time spent online dominate Internet usage, with more than twice the next category games, at 9.8% of time...
17/03/2011Debate y Conocimiento - ESPAÑA David McCandless ha presentado una nueva forma de trasmitir grandes cantidades de información de forma sencilla y visual mediante infografías creativas que llamen más la atención del lector y le ayuden a...
Online gamers have solved the structure of a retrovirus enzyme whose configuration had stumped scientists for over a decade. This is the first instance that researchers are aware of in which gamers solved a longstanding scientific problem.
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