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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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LinkedUp Challenge | #dataviz #learning

LinkedUp Challenge | #dataviz #learning | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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Enter the competitionYou can choose between two methods when submitting your application. You can either submit a paper (following the Word template) via EasyChair, or you can fill out the online submission form. As part of the submission, you will also be expected to write a 200 word abstract which will be published on this website after the submission deadline. The method by which you submit will not affect your chances for winning. Your tool should be available to the evaluation panel. A publicly available application or open source code would be a plus, but is not required.You have till February 14th to submit your prototype.If you are interested in submitting something for the Vidi competition then please fill in our online 'expression of interest' form and indicate if you have any questions or areas we could help you with.

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Words that signal problems with understanding are similar across languages | #sentiments #patterns #semantic

Words that signal problems with understanding are similar across languages | #sentiments #patterns #semantic | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
A word like 'Huh?'—used when one has not caught what someone just said—appears to be universal: it is found to have very similar form and function in languages across the globe.

Via Wildcat2030
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It might seem frivolous to carry out scientific research on a word like 'Huh?' But in fact this little word is an indispensable tool in human communication. Without words like this we would be unable to signal when we have problems with hearing or understanding what was said, and our conversations would be constantly derailed by communicative mishaps. The research is part of a larger investigation of language and social interaction funded by the European Research Council.

Read more at: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0078273

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One of the oldest signals is pain. Aaaaaa and understanding aaaaaa. Ahaaa!! Hahahaha :)

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Humanidades Digitales México - Primer encuentro | #HD #dh

Humanidades Digitales México - Primer encuentro | #HD #dh | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Del 17 al 18 de mayo en la Cd. de México se llevó a cabo el 1er Encuentro de Humanistas Digitales. El evento fue un éxito. Contó con la participación de más de cincuenta ponentes y más de 200 asistentes tanto de México como de otras partes del mundo.

Especialistas nacionales e internacionales se reunieron para discutir sobre  la relación de las tecnologías de cómputo con las diversas áreas del conocimiento que abarcan las humanidades.

El  encuentro fue rico y variado ya que se presentaron proyectos y recursos para las humanidades. Se  discutió en torno a las tecnologías y aplicaciones de cómputo para la investigación y la enseñanza en las Humanidades.


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Social #agents y #algoritmos - simulated #identities - #bots agents o agentes emergentes - rep.licants.org

Social #agents y #algoritmos - simulated #identities - #bots agents o agentes emergentes - rep.licants.org | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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rep.licants.org is a web service allowing users to install an artificial intelligence (bot) on their Facebook and/or Twitter account. From a different set of techniques, the bot attempts to simulate the activity of the user, to improve it by feeding his account and to create new contacts with other users.

The bot does not born with a fictitious identity, but will be added to the real identity of the user to modify it at his convenience. Thus, this bot can be seen as a virtual prothesis added to an user's account, with the aim to build him a greater social reputation. Moreover, this bot can be perceived as a threat by defrauding even more the reality of who is really who on the cyberspace and by showing the poverty of our social interactions on these so-called social networks.

Home | Bot's Diary | About | Stats | Changelog | © 2011 rep.licants.org

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Generating #d3j s Motion Charts from rCharts | #Dataviz

Generating #d3j s Motion Charts from rCharts | #Dataviz | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Remember Gapminder, the animated motion chart popularised by Hans Rosling in his TED Talks and Joy of Stats TV programme? Well it's back on TV this week in Don't Panic - The Truth About Population,...
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Whilst considering what materials we could use to support the programme, we started looking for ways to make use of the Gapminder visualisation tool that makes several appearances in the show. Unfortunately, neither Gapminder (requires Java?), nor the Google motion chart equivalent of it (requires Flash?), appear to work with a certain popular brand of tablet that is widely used as a second screen device…

 

Looking around the web, I noticed that that Mike Bostock had produced a version of the motion chart using d3.js: The Wealth & Health of Nations. Hmmm…

 

Playing with that rendering on a tablet, I had a few problems when trying to highlight individual countries – the interaction interfered with an invisible date slider control – but a quick shout out to my OU colleague Pete Mitton resulted in a tweaked version of the UI with the date control moved to the side. I also added a tweak to allow specified countries to be highlighted. You can find an example here (source).

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#NSA director set to lose powers over US cyber warfare and defence | #privacy #surveillance

#NSA director set to lose powers over US cyber warfare and defence | #privacy #surveillance | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
The NSA director could soon lose power over Cyber Command, the US unit in charge of cyber warfare and defence, a source familiar with discussions has...

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#MOOC « Scientific Humanities » Instructor: Bruno Latour | #STS

#MOOC « Scientific Humanities » Instructor: Bruno Latour | #STS | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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ABOUT THE COURSE

"Scientific humanities" means the extension of interpretative skills to the discoveries made by science and to technical innovations. The course will equip future citizens with the means to be at ease with many issues that straddle the distinctions between science, morality, politics and society.

The course provides concepts and methods to :

learn the basics of the field called “science and technology studies”, a vast corpus of literature developed over the last forty years to give a realistic description of knowledge productionhandle the flood of different opinions about contentious issues and order the various positions by using the tools now available through digital mediacomment on those different pieces of news in a more articulated way through a specifically designed blog.

 

Course Format : the course is organized in 8 sequences It displays multimedia contents (images, video, original documents)

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Paperscape: an interactive map of all the scientific papers from ArXiv | #dataviz #SNA #Scientometrics

Paperscape: an interactive map of all the scientific papers from ArXiv | #dataviz #SNA #Scientometrics | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Paperscape is an interactive map of all the scientific papers from the ArXiv database.

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Paperscape is a tool to visualise the arXiv, an open, online repository for scientific research papers. The Paperscape map currently includes all (non-withdrawn) papers from the arXiv and is updated daily.

 

Each paper in the map is represented by a circle, with the area of the circle proportional to the number of citations that paper has. In laying out the map, an N-body algorithm is run to determine positions based on references between the papers. There are two “forces” involved in the N-body calculation: each paper is repelled from all other papers using an anti-gravity inverse-distance force, and each paper is attracted to all of its references using a spring modelled by Hooke’s law. We further demand that there is no overlap of the papers.

 

The map is rendered simply as a solid circle for each paper. The colour of the circle denotes the arXiv category of the paper, and the brightness indicates age. Brightness is sometime difficult to discern, and we are working on adding a heat-map overlay to indicate clearly the areas of the map which have the most recent activity.

As you zoom in on the map labels will start to appear on individual papers. These labels are (mostly) automatically extracted by analysing word frequency in the title and abstract of the paper, and are generally indicative of the subject matter of that paper. Zooming in closer also shows the author(s) of the paper. If a paper is deemed to be a review paper, or a set of lectures, this is noted.

 

References (and citation counting) are extracted by processing the TeX/LaTeX and PDF source obtained from the arXiv. This is done automatically each morning, and the map is finished updating about 3 or 4 hours after the arXiv’s new listing is announced. Some categories (noticeably hep-th and hep-ph) have better reference extraction than others and so the map for these areas has more variation in paper size and more structure. We are working on improving the reference extraction.

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#BigData and the Rise of Augmented Intelligence: Sean Gourley at TEDxAuckland | #dataviz #SNA_indatcom #SNA

Dr. Sean Gourley is the founder and CTO of Quid. He is a Physicist by training and has studied the mathematical patterns of war and terrorism. This research ...
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This research has taken him all over the world from the Pentagon, to the United Nations and Iraq. Previously, Sean worked at NASA on self-repairing nano-circuits and is a two-time New Zealand track and field champion. Sean is now based in San Francisco where he is building tools to augment human intelligence.

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Each year computers are getting faster, but at the same time we as humans are getting better at using them. The top chess players in the world are not humans OR computers, but combinations of humans AND computers. In this talk, Sean Gourley examines this world of augmented intelligence and shows how our understanding of the human brain is shaping the way we visualize and interact with big data. Gourley argues that the world we are living in is too complex for any single human mind to understand and that we need to team up with machines to make better decisions.

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Getting Historical Network Data into #Gephi --> #SNA #DH #dataviz #SNA_indatcom

Getting Historical Network Data into #Gephi --> #SNA #DH #dataviz #SNA_indatcom | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
I'm running a workshop next week on getting started with networks & gephi. Below, please find my first pass at a largely self-directed tutorial. This may eventually get incorporated into the Ma...
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In the popup, under ‘available plugins’ look for ‘MultimodeNetworksTransformation’. Tick this box, then click on Install. Follow the instructions, ignore any warnings, click on ‘finish’. You may or may not need to restart Gephi to get the plugin running. If you suddenly see on the far right of ht Gephi window a new tab besid ‘statistics’, ‘filters’, called ‘Multimode Network’, then you’re ok.

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Networked Privacy by danah boyd | #Surveillance & Society | #Privacy @zephoria

Networked Privacy by danah boyd | #Surveillance & Society | #Privacy @zephoria | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Networked Privacy
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Privacy rhetoric often focuses on the individual (Solove 2008). Computer systems are designed to give individuals control over their “personal” data while legal narratives often speak of individual harm and informed consent by individuals. Models that go beyond the individual often focus on groups (e.g., access- control lists that support bounded entities) or articulated lists of others (e.g., “joint rights” models that focus on multiple defined entities). But what are the implications of privacy in a networked world where boundaries aren’t so coherently defined and when entities aren’t so easily articulated?


Curious about what secrets might be hidden in my DNA, I decided to spit in a tube and turn my DNA over to the genetic testing service 23andMe. What came back was fascinating: hints that my ancestors might have origins that differ from the family narrative, and disease probabilities that suggest that family medical stories are either inaccurate or statistically curious. Through this test, I learned information about myself, but I also learned information about members of my family. Furthermore, by choosing to subject my DNA to this testing process, I didn’t just reveal data about myself; I gave away data that provides insights into my mother, brother, grandparents, and even children that I don’t yet have. I never asked my future grandchildren for permission to offer their data to a scientific database. I made a decision about the privacy of my data that affects numerous people who are implicated but who have no say. And, in doing so, I learned information about them that they may not wish to know, let alone have me know.


Our data—and with it, our privacy—is increasingly networked. What we share about ourselves tells heaps about other people. Sometimes, as with DNA data, we’re linked by immutable factors. In other situations, the connection is social or locational. I can’t even count the number of photos that were taken by strangers with me in the background at the Taj Mahal. And my friends often post photos of me with them without asking my permission. Yet, there’s also a third layer of connection. Our data also provides a probabilistic image of who we are based on comparisons to other people. 

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Social Network Analysis: New in Mathematica 9 | Wolfram | #SNA #dataviz

Social Network Analysis: New in Mathematica 9 | Wolfram | #SNA #dataviz | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Complete set of state-of-the art social network analysis functions. High level functions for community detection, cohesive groups, centrality, and similarity measures.
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Drawing on Mathematica's strong graph and network capabilities, Mathematica 9 introduces a complete and rich set of state-of-the art social network analysis functions. Access to social networks from a variety of sources, including directly from social media sites, and high level functions for community detection, cohesive groups, centrality, and similarity measures make performing network analysis tasks easier and more flexible than ever before.

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The Hidden Technology That Makes Twitter Huge | #TwitterAnatomy

The Hidden Technology That Makes Twitter Huge  | #TwitterAnatomy | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
How did an unprofitable startup become a multibillion-dollar public company? By making sophistication look simple

Via Pierre Levy
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While a tweet thrives in its timeline, among the other tweets, it’s also designed to stand on its own, forever. Any tweet might show up embedded inside a million different websites. It may be called up and re-displayed years after posting. For all their supposed ephemerality, tweets have real staying power.

 

Once born, they’re alone and must find their own way to the world, like a just-hatched sea turtle crawling to the surf. Luckily they have all of the information they need in order to make it: A tweet knows the identity of its creator, whether bot or human, as well as the location from which it originated, the date and time it went out, and dozens of other little things—so that wherever it finds itself, the tweet can be reconstituted. Millennia from now an intelligence coming across a single tweet could, like an archaeologist pondering a chunk of ancient skull, deduce an entire culture.

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All tweets share the same anatomy. To examine the guts of a tweet, you request an “API key” from Twitter, which is a fast, automated procedure. You then visit special Web addresses that, instead of nicely formatted Web pages for humans to read, return raw data for computers to read. That data is expressed in a computer language—a smushed-up nest of brackets and characters. It’s a simplified version of JavaScript called JSON, which stands for JavaScript Object Notation. API essentially means “speaks (and reads) JSON.” The language comes in a bundle of name/value fields, 31 of which make up a tweet. For example, if a tweet has been “favorited” 25 times, the corresponding name is “favorite_count” and “25” is the value.

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The power of metadata!

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"This metadata contains not just tidy numerals like “25” but also whole new sets of name/value pairs—big weird trees of data. A good example is in the “coordinates” part of the tweet. "

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L’impératif numérique ou La nouvelle ère des sciences humaines et sociales ? | Wieviorka | #DH

L’impératif numérique ou La nouvelle ère des sciences humaines et sociales ? | Wieviorka | #DH | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

"Et si l’omniprésence du numérique signait non seulement une nouvelle ère, un changement culturel majeur mais aussi une rupture profonde, une transformation radicale de l’humanité ? Et si le numérique constituait, après l’invention de l’écriture et celle de l’imprimerie, la troisième grande révolution ? A ces questions, Michel Wieviorka en ajoute une autre : l’ère du numérique ne pourrait-elle pas susciter en France aussi le renouveau des sciences humaines et sociales (SHS) ? Sa réponse est oui."


Via Terheck
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Pour Michel Wieviorka, les sciences humaines et sociales doivent être partie prenante des nouvelles technologies de l’information. Comment ? En utilisant données et réseaux sociaux du web 2.0 pour échanger, communiquer, travailler de manière collaborative et produire des Humanités numériques – référence aux anciennes Humanités. Exemples à l’appui, il explique tout le parti qu’elles pourraient tirer du numérique et propose une nouvelle organisation de la recherche afin de dépasser le système des disciplines, véritable frein à l’innovation intellectuelle. Un saut qualitatif propice à l’éclosion des figures d’intellectuels qui nous font aujourd’hui défaut…

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Aux origines de l’interactivité | LASPIC | #HCI

Aux origines de l’interactivité | LASPIC | #HCI | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Dans le tout premier numéro de la revue Interfaces numériques (dont j'ai effectué le compte-rendu pour la revue Lectures) se trou...
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Les deux régimes de l’interactivité aujourd’hui

 

À la fin des années 1980 intervient une bifurcation, les jeux vidéo développant leurs propres exigences d’interactivité (gameplay) emprunteront durant une vingtaine d’année un chemin distinct à celui de l’informatique interactive. Cette distinction des genres est une distinction des usages. Deux mondes différents, où la nature de l’interactivité diffère : d’un coté on trouve l’effectuation propre à l’informatique vue comme outil ; de l’autre coté, l’instanciation où le sujet traverse l’écran dans une visée plus ludique.

 

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The Age of #Context and the #API Economy

The Age of #Context and the #API Economy | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Shel Israel and Robert Scoble's new book Age of Context does an excellent job of laying out our contextual future - APIs are part of what will power that future
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The API Economy


The emerging economic effects enabled by companies, governments, non-profits, and individuals of using APIs to provide direct programmable access to their systems and processes.

Some well-known examples of APIs that are significant are the Netflix phenomena. Roku,Amazon, eBay, Salesforce.com, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Twilioare all examples of companies using APIs to change their business and even how the Internet is used and how it works. The Health Care industry is also very active in providing APIs. The ProgrammableWeb shows there are 129 medical APIs. The controversialHealthcare.gov web site has a powerful developers program with APIs.

 

Programmable Web tracks open published APIs and categorizes them on a daily basis. Programmable Web has now over 10,000 APIs listed and the growth continues to be at over 100% compound annual growth.

 

Needless to say, it is very important for every organization to understand what its role is going to be in this critical emerging API Economy.

 

 

Summary

 

There is no question in my mind about the Age of Context and its subsequent disruption and following benefits. We are just not recognizing that the ultimate success Age of Context will be enabled by the advent of API ubiquity.

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Collection of e-papers on Collective Intelligence in ArXiv | via ecosistema urbano | #inteligenciacolectiva

Collection of e-papers on Collective Intelligence in ArXiv | via ecosistema urbano | #inteligenciacolectiva | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
A collection of research papers about collective intelligence, crowdsourcing, collaboration, collective decision making and related topics - PDF Downloads
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¿#Guerra civil en Michoacán? | #mexico,, la plaza en lucha por el narco-gobierno, #derechoshumanos #offline

¿#Guerra civil en Michoacán? | #mexico,, la plaza en lucha por el narco-gobierno, #derechoshumanos #offline | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Ningún funcionario se atreve a decirlo. No hay gobierno municipal, estatal o federal que se decida a llamar a las cosas por su nombre. Pero lo que sucede en Mi
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Ningún funcionario se atreve a decirlo. No hay gobierno municipal, estatal o federal que se decida a llamar a las cosas por su nombre. Pero lo que sucede en Michoacán se parece mucho a una guerra civil. Le pueden llamar equis. Pueden pedir suspensión de garantías individuales o disolver los poderes como solicitó el Partido Acción Nacional. Pueden mandar miles de soldados y marinos; de policías federales, estatales y municipales. Pueden militarizar al 100 por ciento el estado, pero lo que sucede en Michoacán se parece a una guerra civil. Y si el gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto no quiere verlo, si quiere invisibilizarlo, si pretende que miremos a otro lado, comete un grave error. El hecho de ignorar o tapar un problema no lo elimina.

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#DataScience – the Key is in the Storytelling

#DataScience – the Key is in the Storytelling | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

I recently found a thought-provoking piece in the Hardvard Business Review Blog Network entitled "Data is Worthless if You Don't Communicate It" by Tom Davenport.


Via Yves Mulkers
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I recently found a thought-provoking piece in the Harvard Business Review Blog Network entitled “Data is Worthless if You Don’t Communicate It” by Tom Davenport. This article supports what I’ve been harping on in the blogosphere for a long while now – every data set tells a story and it is the job of the data scientist to be its mouthpiece. Gone are the days when you could just print a report with columns of numbers to provide business insight. As the article says:

 

"Too many managers are, with the help of their analyst colleagues, simply compiling vast databases of information that never see the light of day, or that only get disseminated in auto-generated business intelligence reports. As a manager, it’s not your job to crunch the numbers; …  it is your job to communicate them". 

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Seven Complex Lessons in Education by Edgar Morin @edgarmorinparis

Seven Complex Lessons in Education by Edgar Morin @edgarmorinparis | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Edgar Morin, an eminent sociologist and philosopher, discusses his work on Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future, addressing themes related to knowledge, identity and shared global challenges.


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Edgar Morin, évidemment !

 

 

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Visualizing the #TEDx idea network | #SNA #dataviz #SNA_indatcom

TED Fellows Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley of Quid collaborated with TEDx to visualize the explosion of ideas from the TEDx network through the ideas and theme...
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'Social dispersion': the Facebook factor that predicts relationships - and when they will end | #datascience

'Social dispersion': the Facebook factor that predicts relationships - and when they will end | #datascience | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
A scientific paper authored by a computer scientist and a senior engineer at Facebook has shown how your online social networks not only reveal who you’re going out with, but also when you’ll break up (and yes, that's without checking your...
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Backstrom and Kleinberg found that looking at just the number of mutual friends between any two individuals – a factor known as ‘embeddedness’ - was not actually a strong indicator the pair were in a relationship, and that instead a quality known as ‘dispersion’ was far more telling.

 

Dispersion measures not only mutual friends but the network structures that connect these friends together. ‘Low dispersion’ – the quality that was associated with couples – indicates not only that two people have a large number of mutual friends, but also that these mutual friends knew one another.

 

Essentially, romantic partners act as social bridges between individuals’ networks, introducing people to each other and creating friendships. Eg, you might go for drinks with your boyfriend's friends from work and bring some of your friends from home to meet them.

Using this dispersion algorithm Backstrom and Kleinberg  were able to correctly identify who somebody’s spouse was 60 per cent of the time and correctly guess somebody’s partner a third of the time – a far better return than the 2 per cent success rate from pure guesswork.

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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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