Literacy in the algorithmic medium
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Reading, writing, curating, publishing, modeling, coding: what are the new skills, what education is needed?
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How to Solve Twitter’s Engagement Problem: Add Semantics | Nova Spivack - Minding the Planet

How to Solve Twitter’s Engagement Problem: Add Semantics | Nova Spivack - Minding the Planet | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
  The fundamental problem that Twitter has is engagement. If engagement can be corrected, the whole Twitter ecosystem (and their stock price) will
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Bono says 'Oops, sorry' for U2 iTunes download debacle

Bono says 'Oops, sorry' for U2 iTunes download debacle | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
U2 lead singer Bono apologises to iTunes users for the automatic download of the band's latest album.
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The Pointlessness of Unplugging

The Pointlessness of Unplugging | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it

If it takes unplugging to learn how better to live plugged in, so be it. But let’s not mistake such experiments in asceticism for a sustainable way of life. For most of us, the modern world is full of gadgets and electronics, and we’d do better to reflect on how we can live there than to pretend we can live elsewhere.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 24, 2014 5:34 AM

Nice article which underlines how technology is now integrated with our lives.

RossanaPiccini's curator insight, March 24, 2014 2:04 PM

It's more often than not that I come across someone who shuns modern technology for a day or two in pursuit of some sort of "purification". What are they really talking about and why? This article begins to explore some of the issues underlying our reborn fear of technology.

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Wikipediocracy

Wikipediocracy | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
A critical review site examining Wikipedia's flaws and follies
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The dark side of Wikipedia

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luiy's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:17 AM
Our Mission:We exist to shine the light of scrutiny into the dark crevices of Wikipedia and its related projects; to examine the corruption there, along with its structural flaws; and to inoculate the unsuspecting public against the torrent of misinformation, defamation, and general nonsense that issues forth from one of the world’s most frequently visited websites, the “encyclopedia that anyone can edit.”
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The Second Digital Divide: Disparity in Online Skills Leaving Many Students Behind - NEA Today

The Second Digital Divide: Disparity in Online Skills Leaving Many Students Behind - NEA Today | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
While digital learning can infuse an exciting variety of technological resources into the classroom, many students lack the basic understanding

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Harvard Graduate School of Education releases study on teens and digital stress | Harvard Magazine

Harvard Graduate School of Education releases study on teens and digital stress | Harvard Magazine | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
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Donald Clark Plan B: Sceptics & social media: 5 stages of grief

Donald Clark Plan B: Sceptics & social media: 5 stages of grief | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, September 2, 2013 10:04 AM

"Technology is always ahead of the sociology. What matters is that the early adopters and people with some foresight ignore the naysayers and get on with their blogging, contributions to Wikipedia, YouTube uploads, Facebook posting, Tweets, whatever, and ignore the sceptics."


And in a nutshell, that is what Educational Change needs as well. 

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To Save Everything, Click Here: Technology, Solutionism, and the Urge to Fix Problems that Don’t Exist by Evgeny Morozov

To Save Everything, Click Here: Technology, Solutionism, and the Urge to Fix Problems that Don’t Exist by Evgeny Morozov | Literacy in the algorithmic medium | Scoop.it
Tara Brabazon on the hypocrisy of digital utopianism
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Like Morozov’s earlier title The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World, this is not an academic book but does offer thinking space for scholars. In its early stages it grafts from the Malcolm Gladwell/Clay Shirky mode of writing where stories replace argument. There is a discussion of “human nature” on page 7 that is squelchingly uncomfortable. Occasionally, his attack on technological utopianism swings into unhinged humanism. However, as the book progresses, the structure and commentary matures and the impact of “solutionism” becomes clear. Links are made to other dehumanising narratives, such as Ivan Illich’s Deschooling Society and Jane Jacobs’ critique of urban planning.

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