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Report: #Bot traffic is up to 61.5% of all website traffic | #scrapers #agents

Report: #Bot traffic is up to 61.5% of all website traffic | #scrapers #agents | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Bot traffic is up to 61.5% of all website traffic. Who's up, who's down and is Google really winning its war on spam?

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Research Methodology

 

For the purpose of this report we observed 1.45 Billion visits, which occurred over a 90 day period. The data was collected from a group of 20,000 sites on Incapsula’s network, which consists of clients from all available plans (Free to Enterprise). Geographically, the traffic covers all of the world’s 249 countries, per country codes provided by an ISO 3166-1standard.

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How Google and Twitter move the #market for #bitcoin | #economy #cyberculture

How Google and Twitter move the #market for #bitcoin | #economy #cyberculture | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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Anyone who has followed bitcoin over the last three years knows that its price is an ad nauseum repeat of price spikes followed by mini crashes. Some of them have been triggered by external stimuli, like MtGox being hacked in 2011 before it ultimately met its demise this past March. The cycle — more like a roller coaster — of bitcoin price movements is becoming an interesting research topic for academics. However, how much of the price fluctuation has to do with the hype around the cryptocurrency?

Researchers at ETH Zurich, a university in Switzerland, decided to study how social information online affected the price in their paper:

 

“The digital traces of bubbles: feedback cycles between socio economic signals in the bitcoin economy.” http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.1494

 

The researchers looked at Facebook shares, number of tweets, number of downloads of the blockchain client, users on the network and the number of searches on both Google and Wikipedia to try to find a correlation between the price and the online network.

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#Bitcoin made simple | #socialchange #Economy

In 190 seconds we explain what Bitcoin actually is, where the idea came from, and the impact it's having around the world

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Baffled by bitcoin? Confused by the concept of crypto-currencies? Well, fear no more. In 190 seconds we explain what bitcoin actually is, where the idea came from and the impact it's having around the world. Is bitcoin the future of finance, a potential destroyer of the economy ... or just a silly slice of technical utopianism?

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Why #BigData Requires the #SocialSciences

Why #BigData Requires the #SocialSciences | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Hallam Stevens | Smart Data Collective This is the first in a series of posts that will examine the big data phenomenon from the point...
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The social sciences have spent a lot of time thinking about the relationship between technology and society. Big data are, of course, part of technological system. They emerge from computers, databases, and the World Wide Web. But, big data are not only a technological phenomenon. Data are collected for particular purposes (eg. because they are valuable) by and for particular individuals or groups. In other words, which data is collected, how it is collected, from where and who, and how much, depends not just on technological capability but on the social and political interests at stake (a point that has recently been recognized by the White House in its report and in the conference on 'The social, cultural, and ethical dimensions of Big Data').

 

This is typical of other kinds of technological systems. The form taken by televisions, bridges, power tools, or missiles doesn’t just depend on technical or engineering questions, but on social and political interests. If we want to understand why these things are the way were are, we have to understand them not merely as technological objects, but also as ‘social’ objects. All but the most superficial analysis of data is going to need to take account of how, why, and for what reason a particular set of data came to be. 

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Cómo el uso de los big data requiere el conocimiento de las ciencias sociales

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13 #memes around Sisi's presidential bid | #Egypt #cyberculture #politics

13 #memes around Sisi's presidential bid | #Egypt #cyberculture #politics | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Egyptians discuss Sisi's decision to run in the May election.
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Abdel Fattah al-Sisi opponents are meme-ifying their disapproval of the retired army chief's bid to become Egypt's next president. A campaign against Sisi's decision to run surfaced following his announcement last Wednesday. The hashtag #انتخبوا_العرص or "Vote for the pimp" has gained more than 100 million impressions. 

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La folle poursuite de Satoshi Nakamoto, le mystérieux créateur du #bitcoin | #cyberculture

La folle poursuite de Satoshi Nakamoto, le mystérieux créateur du #bitcoin | #cyberculture | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Depuis 2008, la presse spécule sur l'identité du créateur de cette monnaie virtuelle. Le 6 mars, “Newsweek” annonçait l'avoir retrouvé,...
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Aux origines du mystère

 

Novembre 2008 : un long article scientifique est mis en ligne. Signé d'un certain Satoshi Nakamoto, il théorise les principes du bitcoin. L'homme ne communique que par email ou sur des forums.  Les premiers bitcoins sont échangés en janvier 2009.....

 

Article: Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Petite Poucette | Michel Serres | #socialchange

Petite Poucette | Michel Serres | #socialchange | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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Le monde a tellement changé que les jeunes doivent tout réinventer ! 
Nos sociétés occidentales ont déjà vécu deux révolutions : le passage de l’oral à l’écrit, puis de l’écrit à l’imprimé. Comme chacune des précédentes, la troisième, tout aussi majeure, s’accompagne de mutations politiques, sociales et cognitives. Ce sont des périodes de crises.


De l’essor des nouvelles technologies, un nouvel humain est né : Michel Serres le baptise « Petite Poucette » – clin d’œil à la maestria avec laquelle les messages fusent de ses pouces.
Petite Poucette va devoir réinventer une manière de vivre ensemble, des institutions, une manière d’être et de connaître… Débute une nouvelle ère qui verra le triomphe de la multitude, anonyme, sur les élites dirigeantes, bien identifiées ; du savoir discuté sur les doctrines enseignées ; d’une société immatérielle librement connectée sur la société du spectacle à sens unique…
Faisons donc confiance à Petite Poucette pour mettre en œuvre cette utopie, seule réalité possible !

 

Professeur à Stanford University, membre de l’Académie française, Michel Serres est l’auteur de nombreux essais philosophiques et d’histoire des sciences, dont les derniers,Temps des crises et Musique ont été largement salués par la presse. Il est l’un des rares philosophes contemporains à proposer une vision du monde qui associe les sciences et la culture.

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danah boyd: It's Complicated: Teen #Privacy in a Networked Age | @zephoria #cyberculture

danah boyd from Microsoft Research presents "It's Complicated: Teen Privacy in a Networked Age" at FOSI's 7th Annual Conference (#fosi2013) titled 'Connect.S...
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But as Dr. Boyd sees it, adults are worrying about the wrong things.

Children today, she said, are reacting online largely to social changes that have taken place off line.

 

“Children’s ability to roam has basically been destroyed,” Dr. Boyd said in her office at Microsoft, where a view of the Boston skyline is echoed in the towers of books on her shelves, desk and floor. “Letting your child out to bike around the neighborhood is seen as terrifying now, even though by all measures, life is safer for kids today.”

Children naturally congregate on social media sites for the relatively unsupervised conversations, flirtations, immature humor and social exchanges that are the normal stuff of teenage hanging-out, she said.

 

“We need to give kids the freedom to explore and experience things online that might actually help them,” she added. “What scares me is that we don’t want to look at the things that make us uncomfortable. So rather than see what teenagers are showing us online about bullying and suicide and the problems they’re dealing with and using that information to help them, we’re making ourselves blind to it.”

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/fashion/danah-boyd-cracking-teenagers-online-codes.html?_r=0

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The Mission to De-Centralize the Internet

The Mission to De-Centralize the Internet | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
In response to fears about diminished privacy, some programmers want to make the Internet more like it used to be.

Via Spaceweaver
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Though Snowden has raised the profile of privacy technology, it will be up to engineers and their allies to make that technology viable for the masses. “Decentralization must become a viable alternative,” said Cook, the ArkOS developer, “not just to give options to users that can self-host, but also to put pressure on the political and corporate institutions.”

 

“Discussions about innovation, resilience, open protocols, data ownership and the numerous surrounding issues,” said Redecentralize’s Bolychevsky, “need to become mainstream if we want the Internet to stay free, democratic, and engaging.”

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"Paul Baran, predicted the rise of a centralized “computer utility” that would offer computing much the same way that power companies provide electricity. Today, that model is largely embodied by the information empires of Amazon, Google, and other cloud-computing companies. Like Baran anticipated, they offer us convenience at the expense of privacy."

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“Discussions about innovation, resilience, open protocols, data ownership and the numerous surrounding issues,” said Redecentralize’s Bolychevsky, “need to become mainstream if we want the Internet to stay free, democratic, and engaging.”

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L'historien et l' #algorithme : Présentation Nouveau Monde Industriel I #cyberculture

Présentation au ENMI 2013 : Entretiens du Nouveau Monde Industriel - Centre Pompidou.

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The evolution of the web | #cyberculture #dataviz

The evolution of the web | #cyberculture #dataviz | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Interactive infographic about the evolution of browsers and the web.
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The Evolution of the Web

The web today is a growing universe of interlinked web pages and web apps, teeming with videos, photos, and interactive content. What the average user doesn't see is the interplay of web technologies and browsers that makes all this possible.

 

Over time web technologies have evolved to give web developers the ability to create new generations of useful and immersive web experiences. Today's web is a result of the ongoing efforts of an open web community that helps define these web technologies, like HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL and ensure that they're supported in all web browsers.

 

The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.

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An Anarchist Ethic for the Treatment of Trolls | #trollstudies

This post is in response to hearing Tarleton Gillespie’s AoIR plenary talk on SNS’ responses to trolling.  First, a nod to Lisa Nakamura’s point that when we talk about discriminatory acts as troll...
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This post is in response to hearing Tarleton Gillespie’s AoIR plenary talk on SNS’ responses to trolling.  First, a nod to Lisa Nakamura’s point that when we talk about discriminatory acts as trolling, it potentially deescalates the real harm engendered by racist, sexist and demeaning behaviors. This in fact reminds me of boyd and Marwick’s arguments that teens use the term “drama” over “bullying” because it allows them to acknowledge a behavior without taking sides. At the risk of not doing what Nakamura suggests (usually not a good idea when talking about the Internet) I’ll continue to use the term trolling here, in fact bringing it into an offline context. In listening to Tarleton’s talk, I started thinking about two incidents at last year’s Anarchist Book Fair in NYC.  I want to look at how these two incidents were handled within the anarchist community and then consider how they differ from those of mainstream SNS policies.

 

I should preface this with the request to take anarchism as a legitimate political ideology – it’s only been in the past year that I’ve recognized my own deligitimizing prejudices against anarchism, having previously accepted the widely-held belief that anarchism represented nihilist, violent anti-politics.  I credit Anarchist Pedagogies as a text that helped me recognize my own failure to learn about anarchism as a belief system, which is pretty embarrassing given that the dismissal of anarchism (like the dismissals of feminism) as a viable set of practices is one of the most effective tools of maintaining hegemonic, capitalist norms.

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The Socialist Origins of #BigData | #Cybersyn #Cybernetics

The Socialist Origins of #BigData | #Cybersyn #Cybernetics | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Evgeny Morozov on how the ideas behind Project Cybersyn, a futuristic experiment in cybernetics from nineteen-seventies Chile, still shapes technology.
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The consultant, Stafford Beer, had been brought in by Chile’s top planners to help guide the country down what Salvador Allende, its democratically elected Marxist leader, was calling “the Chilean road to socialism.” Beer was a leading theorist of cybernetics—a discipline born of midcentury efforts to understand the role of communication in controlling social, biological, and technical systems. Chile’s government had a lot to control: Allende, who took office in November of 1970, had swiftly nationalized the country’s key industries, and he promised “worker participation” in the planning process. Beer’s mission was to deliver a hypermodern information system that would make this possible, and so bring socialism into the computer age. The system he devised had a gleaming, sci-fi name: Project Cybersyn.

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40 maps that explain the internet | #dataviz #cyberhistory

40 maps that explain the internet | #dataviz #cyberhistory | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Where the internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world

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Before the internet, there was the ARPANET

 

ARPANET, the precursor to the modern internet, was an academic research project funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency, a branch of the military known for funding ambitious research projects without immediate commercial or military applications. Initially, the netowrk only connected the University of Utah with three research centers in California. ARPANET was a test of a then-novel technology called packet-switching, which breaks data into small "packets" so they can be transmitted efficiently across the network. It also had a more practical goal: allowing more efficient use of expensive computing resources. Computers scientists sometimes used ARPA money to buy computers, and the agency hoped that ARPANET would allow universities to share these expensive resources more efficiently. One of the first ARPANET applications was Telnet, which allowed a researcher at one ARPANET site to log into a computer at another site.

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Culture Machine Review - Platform #Politics, Vol 14 | #cyberculture #Memory

Culture Machine Review - Platform #Politics, Vol 14 | #cyberculture #Memory | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Journal of Culture and Theory
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Articles:

 

- Introduction:  Politics, Power and ‘Platformativity’ - Joss Hands 


- The Research Politics of Social Media Platforms - Ganaele Langlois, Greg Elmer 


- Social Computing as a Platform for Memory - Neal Thomas 


- Software Tunnels Through the Rags 'n Refuse: Object Oriented Software Studies and Platform Politics - Paul Caplan 


- Immaterial Civil War: The World Wide War on the Web - Harry Halpin 


- Platform Infomediation and Journalism - Eugenia Siapera 


- Platform Communism - Joss Hands 


- Red Plenty Platforms - Nick Dyer-Witheford 


- Information as Politics - Tim Jordan 


- Death Proof: On the Biopolitics and Noopolitics of Memorializing Dead Facebook Users - Tero Karppi 


- Critically Engineered Wireless Politics - Jussi Parikka 


- Giving What you Don’t Have: Interviews with Sean Dockray and Dmytri Kleiner - Cornelia Sollfrank.

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#Algorithmic culture. “Culture now has two audiences: people and machines" | #cyberculture

#Algorithmic culture. “Culture now has two audiences: people and machines" | #cyberculture | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

“ A conversation with Ted Striphas”


Via Jessica Parland, nicolasthely
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How will you define the “Culture of Algorithms”?


My preferred phrase is “algorithmic culture,” which I use in the first instance to refer to the the ways in which computers, running complex mathematical formulae, engage in what’s often considered to be the traditional work of culture: the sorting, classifying, and hierarchizing of people, places, objects, and ideas. The Google example from above illustrates the point, although it’s also the case elsewhere on the internet. Facebook engages in much the same work in determining which of your friends, and which of their posts, will appear prominently in your news feed. The same goes for shopping sites and video or music streaming services, when they offer you products based on the ones you (or someone purportedly like you) have already consumed.

 

What’s important to note, though, is the way in which algorithmic culture then feeds back to produce new habits of thought, conduct, and expression that likely wouldn’t exist in its absence—a culture of algorithms, as it were. The worry here, pointed out by Eli Pariser and others, is that this culture tends to reinforce more than it challenges one’s existing preferences or ways of doing things. This is what is often called “personalization,” though Pariser calls it a “you loop” instead. By the same token, it is possible for algorithmic systems to introduce you to cultural goods that you might not have encountered otherwise. Today, culture may only be as good as its algorithms.

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Cahier d'enjeux Questions Numériques 2014/2015 : Les #Controverses - La FING - | #cyberculture


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Twitter’s Root Injustice | #socialmedia #cyberculture

Twitter’s Root Injustice | #socialmedia #cyberculture | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
For the past three years this post has been stuck in the drafts folder of my computer.
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Early adopters rule Twitter. If Twitter wants to survive it will need to make the fight for power that rages inside the platform more fair for all.

 

How To Make Twitter More Fair and Competitive

The story of my experience on Twitter is the story that is celebrated—but rarely the case for most people. When I joined Twitter in 2009 it was like showing up to a half-settled frontier town. I could talk with people who would normally never talk to me, I could gain a following in fields where I was years younger than most, and I could do this all from a laptop in my underwear.

Twitter was magical in 2009 because the platform was getting a daily flood of users of all stripes eager to find accounts to follow. We’ll never be able to get back to that era of Twitter, but there are a ton of things Twitter can do to help users....

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China's Web Junkies - Internet Addiction Documentary | #health

Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n A short documentary about a Chinese boot-camp-style treatment center for young men "addicted" to the Internet. Rea...
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In this Op-Doc video, we show the inner workings of a rehabilitation center where Chinese teenagers are “deprogrammed.” The Internet Addiction Treatment Center, in Daxing, a suburb of Beijing, was established in 2004. It was one of the first of its kind – and there are now hundreds of treatment programs throughout China and South Korea. (The first inpatient Internet addiction program in the United States recently opened in Pennsylvania.)

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Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web | #decentralised

Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web | #decentralised | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years on from the web's inception, its creator has urged the public to re-engage with its original design: a decentralised internet that at its very core, remains open to all
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It's the role of governments, startups and journalists to keep that conversation at the fore, he added, because the pace of change is not slowing -- it's going faster than ever before. For his part Berners-Lee drives the issue through his work at the Open Data Institute, World Wide Web Consortium and World Wide Web Foundation, but also as an MIT professor whose students are:


"building new architectures for the web where it's decentralised".


On the issue of monopolies, Berners-Lee did say it's concerning to be "reliant on big companies, and one big server", something that stalls innovation, but that competition has historically resolved these issues and will continue to do so.

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L'intelligence collective : John Nederreiter at TEDxQuebec | #CI

Le présent paradigme de la propriete intellectuelle nuit a l elaboration et a la proliferation des idees. Est-il possible de partager les inventions tout en préservant l'opportunité de profiter des retombées économiques ?


Via Vincent Porte, Jean-Claude DUSSAUCY, thierrydenys
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Préserver la ressource "temps", refuser l'urgence à tout prix ... La réflexion collective demande un investissement en temps dont le ROI sera très court

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Los 13 #Memes del 2013 en México I #Cyberculture #Virality

Los 13 #Memes del 2013 en México I #Cyberculture #Virality | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Ciudad de México, 20 de diciembre (SinEmbargo).– El recuento del año que está a punto de terminar también se puede narrar en imágenes que circularon po
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Amazon.com: the Hidden Empire I #cyberculture

Our "most favorited" 2011 study revealing Amazon.com's strategies for dominating online retail has been updated to include analyses on all of the company's late
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Labic : Laboratório de estudos sobre Imagem e #Cibercultura

Labic : Laboratório de estudos sobre Imagem e #Cibercultura | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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O Laboratório de estudos sobre Imagem e Cibercultura (Labic) tem como missão a realização experimental de produtos digitais e a promoção de pesquisas e atividades de extensão sobre o impacto da cultura digital nos processos e práticas de comunicação contemporânea.

 

Criado em 2007, o Labic conta com a coordenação do profº drº Fábio Malini e com a equipe de 12 pesquisadores e desenvolvedores. Realiza pesquisas com apoio do CNpq, Fapes e Facitec. Em projetos especiais, desenvolveu produtos digitais e eventos acadêmicos com o apoio do Itaú Cultural, Petrobrás, Sebrae, Banco do Brasil, Arcelor, Governo do Estado do Espírito Santo e Prefeitura de Vitória.

O Laboratório produziu eventos de porte nacional e internacional como o II Fórum de Mídia Livre (2009), Seminário Internacional “MundoVix” (2008), Festival de Música Livre (2009), Seminário Internacional “A Constituição do Comum” (2007), IV e V Fórum Regional de Comunicação (2007 e 2008) e Intercom Sudeste 2010.

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