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Algorithms: The Glue Between Content, Data and Insight

Algorithms: The Glue Between Content, Data and Insight | Data & Informatics | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Stephen Dale's insight:

"We are in the era of the algorithm. They decide what news we will see, they decide which person is important and they will even merge more and more into our non-digital lives.

 

But the biggest and realest danger lies in us. If we believe that there is only one truth and that is the one generated by a black-box algorithm we might be deceived easily."

 

A reminder, then, that algorithm's should not take the place of critical thinking.

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Robin Good's curator insight, March 24, 11:25 AM


Lutz Finger, reports from SxSW on the topic of algorithms, curation and the future, as the skills of content creators, data analysts and code programmers are seemingly converging for the first time. 


Among others, he reports Steve Rosenbaum (founder of Magnify.net) significant own words at SxSW: "...a wise combination of human judgement enabled by algorithms will become the new king of content."


But while there are great new tools, startups and ideas leveraging the great potential of big data and human curation, there is a big, invisible danger, still looming on us.


"The danger is that any algorithm might fall prey to someone trying to influence it.

This might be the ones programming the algorithm or the users. We for instance saw governments trying to skew algorithms by introducing fake online personas (
Learn more about the US government persona-management software).
 

But the biggest and realest danger lies in us.

If we believe that there is only one truth and that is the one generated by a black-box algorithm we might be deceived easily."



Informative. Resourceful. 7/10



Full article: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140320132545-6074593-the-age-of-the-algorithms-sxsw-summary 


See also: www.masternewmedia.org/future-of-search


Image: Bjoern Ognibeni - SxSW




Georges Millet's curator insight, March 25, 1:10 AM

Knowledge & life turning today into a (google) search. Algorithms are key!  

Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, March 26, 6:44 AM

 

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44% of Links Go Lost: To Preserve Valuable Content Online Will Become a Prime Need

44% of Links Go Lost: To Preserve Valuable Content Online Will Become a Prime Need | Data & Informatics | Scoop.it

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Some worrying trends - which raises the question on whether Information Management standards are being gradually eroded or ignored. 

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Christel Binnie's comment, December 29, 2013 3:26 PM
Duh, of course. Thanks Robin. :-)
Peinture Deco's curator insight, January 2, 11:41 PM
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pilar arroyo's curator insight, March 5, 10:08 AM

Scoop del maestro Robin Good en el que se evidencia la necesidad de preservar el contenido online, especialmente en el caso de información institucional y gubernamental que es la que tiene mayor índice de desaparición.

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The Basic Flipboard Curation Guide

The Basic Flipboard Curation Guide | Data & Informatics | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Flipboard (an App available for iOS and Android) is my favourite app for consuming and sharing inrormation. Relevence is improved by being able to choose the topics you want to follow, and liking or favouriting specific articles.

 

The recent addition of the Flipboard Editort now enables you to create and curate your own magazine, which you can share with others, or keep simply as a place for bookmarking.

 

In this article, Sue Waters provides a step by step guide on how to use and make the most of the Flipboard features. 

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:05 AM

tephen Dale's insight:

Flipboard (an App available for iOS and Android) is my favourite app for consuming and sharing inrormation. Relevence is improved by being able to choose the topics you want to follow, and liking or favouriting specific articles.

 

The recent addition of the Flipboard Editort now enables you to create and curate your own magazine, which you can share with others, or keep simply as a place for bookmarking.

 

In this article, Sue Waters provides a step by step guide on how to use and make the most of the Flipboard features. 

Nick Mortel's curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:32 AM

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MTD's curator insight, June 24, 2013 1:10 AM

We like Scoopit, but Flipboard is good too. Take a look!

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The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide

The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide | Data & Informatics | Scoop.it
There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.

Via Robin Good
Stephen Dale's insight:

People who use Google are given the impression that they are interacting with the data out there, but they are actually interacting with Google and its view of the world.

 

"They are prediction engines that constantly refine a theory about who you are and what you are going to do or want next. Together, they create an universe of data for each one of us."

"In a 2010 paper published in the Scientific American journal, Tim Berners-Lee warned about companies developing ever more “closed” products and “data islands”.

"Morville, in his book Search Patterns, says that the first and second results receive 80% of attention. The vertical approach suggests to the user the idea of a single result that fully answers the question, enclosing possibilities and preventing alternative realization."


Or in other words, is our acceptance of what we see in search results eroding our ability (or willingness) to consider alternatives and employ critical thinking?

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Claude Terosier's curator insight, January 12, 11:44 PM

"we should worry about search engines becoming the arbiters of truth." De l'importance de comprendre comment on accède à l'information et de reprendre la main.

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 16, 5:21 PM

This is alarming.  We, as Teacher Librarians, need to be aware of the ramifications of this.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 8:52 AM

My favorite statement, "we must always be aware and well informed about the intentions of companies, and never stop having multiple options for any service."

 

This article was an eye opener for me. I had never questioned Google before.

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Content Curation and Preservation: How To Archive Digital Documents Reliably

Content Curation and Preservation: How To Archive Digital Documents Reliably | Data & Informatics | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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A useful guide to the art of digital archiving.

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ghbrett's curator insight, October 29, 2013 5:08 PM

Be sure to check out Robin Good's comments below.

Darryl Barnaby's curator insight, October 30, 2013 6:05 AM

Guidance on how to best preserve media.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 2, 2013 5:38 PM

Interesting post about archieving digital documents in a realiable way

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From Data To Insight: Turning Information Into Intelligence

From Data To Insight: Turning Information Into Intelligence | Data & Informatics | Scoop.it
Marketers are all over big data - but are they looking to big data at the expense of true insights and missing the heartbeat of their customers?

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William J. Ryan's curator insight, March 4, 2013 5:35 AM

Same can be said for learning as well, we track a lot in LMS's but are we measuring what matters?  Have we defined, and agreed upon, the metrics that will help the business and the performance of the community we serve?

Irina Radchenko's curator insight, August 13, 2013 4:32 AM

Today’s connected consumer has access to an insane amount of information, all at their fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphone access to the web.

 

From checking restaurant reviews and stock prices, to taking pictures of a new pair of jeans and asking the opinion of friends on Facebook, today’s consumer is no longer restricted to choosing a brand through a push marketing approach.