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Will Deeper YouTube and G+ Integration Stamp Out Trolls? - Social Times (blog)

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Will Deeper YouTube and G+ Integration Stamp Out Trolls?
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This strategy creates a deeper integration between YouTube and G+ and essentially pushes the filter bubble into the comments section.
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The Rise Of The Spoon-Fed Internet - Forbes

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The Rise Of The Spoon-Fed Internet
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They “bubble” when they filter search results on the basis of information they have acquired about the user; hence different users who make the same search at the same time will see different results.
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Why I'm unfriending you on Facebook | Julia Angwin

Why I'm unfriending you on Facebook | Julia Angwin | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it
But these very personal events, combined with people's need to be first, have created a situation that overturns grieving into a process of managing information flow. I have no delusions about the work that is required to put on ...
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Personal learning networks – notes and resources | Learning ...

Personal learning networks – notes and resources | Learning ... | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Some thoughts and partial thoughts as I work through a collection of readings and resources on personal learning networks (PLNs) as they apply broadly to professionals and learners of all types. These readings will be part of ...
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Affluenza, anyone? - Personal Knowledge Management for ...

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Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians - Thoughts regarding personal knowledge management concepts & tools, academic workflow, and Social Collaborative Learning.
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My Digital Reading Practices, Part 5

My Digital Reading Practices, Part 5 | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it

by Troy Hicks

 

"All of this is just to say that I do make a very conscious effort to curate even what has already been curated for me. There is no way to keep on top of everything, and I don’t even pretend to try.

 

"Over the course of the past 10 years or so, as I have learned to use RSS (and, yes, Will’s original blog was the first one that I followed with my original Bloglines account!), I have pulled together feeds that are useful for me. Twitter has, to some extent, supplanted that. I try to keep a “balanced” reading list, inviting some RSS sources that will, I know, help me see beyond my own filter bubble.

 

"Moreover, I actively use and adjust my online comprehension strategies so I can make meaning as I go. Often, as I wrote yesterday, that means finding key quotes and staying with one article (web-based or PDF) before clicking off to read something else. That takes a very conscious, active effort on my part, as the natural tendency is to keep clicking.

 

"I don’t know that I am any closer to digging myself out of the rabbit hole. I don’t know that I, or any of us, ever will be. Still, IMHO, I have a good lantern and all the other caving tools that I need to keep exploring as a digital reader. I hope that Kristen and I can figure out how to summarize and share these strategies in a way that is most helpful for teachers and students."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 21, 2013 9:02 PM

Ways in which one very connected educator goes about trying to keep up with digital, professional reading material

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PKM and competitive intelligence | Harold Jarche

PKM and competitive intelligence | Harold Jarche | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it

CI, like knowledge management, needs people to be continuously involved and engaged. CI is really just a focused type of knowledge management. Therefore, people with good personal knowledge management (PKM) skills should also be better contributors to CI.


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Exploring Personal Learning Networks: Open seminar begins October 7, 2013

Exploring Personal Learning Networks: Open seminar begins October 7, 2013 | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it
So what is this all about? We're scholar-practitioners who are immersed in the topics of learning and organizational change. And this is our base camp for an open, online seminar designed to explor...

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The Discoverability Problem: How To Get Out of the Filter Bubble Recommendation Systems?

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Robin Good: Brett Sandusky attacks the "discovery" topic with simple, straight logic, analyzing what all the new startups and the new tech fanatics seem to systematically look over.

 

How can you help me discover new stuff, if you are intentionally limiting your exploratory gathering to algorithms and to, however varied, network of contacts?

 

She writes: "The discoverability problem in books is a challenge. It’s about connecting users to new and interesting titles, that they wouldn’t normally have seen. This last part bears repeating: …that they wouldn’t normally have seen.

 

Ultimately, the problem with all these discoverability sites is this: their algorithms (if they are even using an algorithm) are based on aggregate data in a one size fits all model.


The more people who read something, the more often it shows up in your recommendations. But, that’s not discoverability. That’s the NYT bestseller list. That’s Nielsen Bookscan telling you the top sales of the week.


Just because most of my friends are reading bestsellers (because, duh, whose aren’t? In fact, that seems to just reinforce the concept of the term “bestseller”) does that mean I should only be shown these titles?

 

Obviously, the answer is no. But, how do we get there?"

 

The answer is that we need a) more expert and qualified human intervention to unearth and pick new stuff, and b) behavioral data coupled with data collected on customer preference to allows us to connect those selected materials to the users in the system.

 

 

Rightful. Timely. 8/10

 

Find out: http://www.brettsandusky.com/2012/10/05/discover-me/

 

(Image credit: Josephine Wall - Discovery)

 

 


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Robin Good's comment, October 14, 2012 12:56 AM
Too bad that it is only in Russian, as I can't make much sense of whether there is real value in there or not. Or is it there a western language edition?
RPattinson-Daily's comment, October 14, 2012 5:20 AM
Robin Good, thank You for attention to my comment. Unfortunately, due to crisis of 2008 plans of creation its western language edition were terminated. However, concept, technologies, business model of such recommendation service for creative goods (books, movies, music) were described in book “The Economics of Symbolic Exchange” by Alexander Dolgin (2006) (http://www.amazon.com/Economics-Symbolic-Exchange-Alexander-Dolgin/dp/354079882X). I was content curator, market researcher and editor of this book.
It can be read by parts/chapters depending on interest (see its Contents in Amazon). For example, chapter 1.3 about consumer navigation in creative industry such as online music market, ch.2.7 – survey of recommender systems. The music industry was first where recommendation systems based on collaborative filtering were implemented (for example Last.Fm, and many others). How well they are working you may check out for music – Last.Fm (www.last.fm), for movies – Netflix (www.netflix.com).
Robin Good's comment, October 14, 2012 6:12 AM
Thank you for clarifying this and having provided these useful references.
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OneZoom: open source data visualization tools for science & education

OneZoom: open source data visualization tools for science & education | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer... An excellent way of visualizing data... Good usage of fractals.

 

"Big data" is a growing issue in science and industry, as modern computing has enabled large amounts of data to be captured and stored, revolutionizing many branches of science. These advances, however, also lead to challenges, such as how to explore and visualize large data sets.

The very first blue-skies idea that could have been identified with OneZoom was that of a mind map so vast that it could contain all human knowledge. The concept involved making the information easy to explore by laying it out in ever smaller bubbles using a fractal structure and a zooming interface so that the computer never runs out of space to put the information no matter how much there is.


OneZoom is committed to heightening awareness about the diversity of life on earth, its evolutionary history and the threats of extinction. This website allows you to explore the tree of life in a completely new way: it's like a map, everything is on one page, all you have to do is zoom in and out. OneZoom also provides free, open source, data visulation tools for science and education.


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 The mind map concept is also showing up in a project and upcoming conference and book for organizing and making available the diversity of research information in neurobiology.  From the link below you can track down that information.  Also you can go to newsroom.ucla.edu and search for Dr. Silva, below.  

 

I believe that the visual representation of complex systems is going to percolate progressively into fields less friendly to or organized as a science.

 

"Alcino Silva, a professor of neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. "

UCLA researcher invents new tools to manage 'information overload' threatening neuroscience

Before the digital age, neuroscientists got their information in the library like the rest of us. But the explosion of neuroscience research has resulted in the publication of nearly 2 million papers — more data than any researcher can read and absorb . . .

 

Have fun,

Ed

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Suffocating Echo Chamber - New York Times

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Suffocating Echo Chamber
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The right-wing echo chamber breeds extremism, intimidates Republican moderates and misleads people into thinking that their worldview is broadly shared.
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Personal Learning Networks Simplified for Teachers

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We got several emails from our readers about an article we posted here earlier under the title : " A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The Use of Personal Learning Networks in Education ". Some of the readers were asking for more tutorials and fortunately Sherry Terrell was to the rescue. I personally am so impressed by the work of this girl and I enjoy reading her posts


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el PLE simplificado para docentes que quieran practicarlo
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What's New in Digital Scholarship: Tracking SOPA, when filter bubbles aren't ... - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

What's New in Digital Scholarship: Tracking SOPA, when filter bubbles aren't ... - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it

This summer edition of What’s New In Digital Scholarship has a few insights on some sizzling (and very wonky) questions: Are paywalls worth it? What’s the cosmic meaning of the SOPA-PIPA debate? What do we learn by visualizing millions of Instagram users? How filter-y are search engine filter bubbles, really? And did the early reporting on the Arab Spring miss the boat on social media? That and more among these half-dozen selected studies:

 

 


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MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles | Ed Tech Now

MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles | Ed Tech Now | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The first was the South Sea Bubble of 1720—an investment scam based on a company to which the British government had granted a monopoly to trade with South America, even though war with Spain meant that trade was impossible.
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Is social media ruining knowledge management? | KM on a dollar a ...

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Given the greater focus on the individual more emphasis needs to be given to developing “personal knowledge management (PKN)” skills of staff (Harold Jarche has a lot of great writings that explore this topic further).
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3 Ways To Turn Your PLN Into An Active Learning Network - Edudemic

3 Ways To Turn Your PLN Into An Active Learning Network - Edudemic | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Here are a few quick and useful tips on how to turn your professional or personal learning network (PLN) into an Active Learning Network (ALN).
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Goals, Motivation for, and Outcomes of Personal Learning through ...

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Recent developments in the use of social media for learning have posed serious challenges for learners. The information overload that these online social tools create has changed the way learners learn and from whom they ...
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Slideshare: Personal Knowledge Management

What is "Personal Knowledge Management" and what skills, tools and literacies do you need to ensure you remain relevant in today's fast-moving and sometimes chaotic environment.


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Leonie Mateer's comment, August 30, 2013 3:00 PM
Love the quote "Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant!!" Oh how true..
Sharon Barich's curator insight, April 29, 7:34 AM

#inf530 #inf532

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Online information, credibility and the “Google generation”: Research review, tips, resources, reading list

Online information, credibility and the “Google generation”: Research review, tips, resources, reading list | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it
2013 research review of academic literature and practical tips for instilling good online information-seeking habits.

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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | Video on TED.com

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.


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DuckDuckGo Search & Stories >> Applications Android sur Google Play

DuckDuckGo Search & Stories >> Applications Android sur Google Play | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it

 

DuckDuckGo Search & Stories offers you a better way to search and a new take on Stories.
• Search anonymously.
• Find instantly.
• Stay informed....

 

Search anonymously. We believe in better search and real privacy at the same time. That's why:

• We don't track you: http://donttrack.us/
• We don't filter bubble you: http://dontbubble.us/
• We don't collect or share your personal information.
• When you search DuckDuckGo, you are anonymous.

 

Find instantly. Our app has tons of instant answers, which means you have to work less to get what you really want.
• Get answers from hundreds of sources.
• Auto-complete to answers instead of just searches.
• Search directly on thousands of other sites with !bang commands.

Stay informed. We only feature the most shared stories from hand-crafted sources:
• Just #1 stories like most emailed or upvoted
• No repeat topics per day (even across sources)
• Readability view with search suggestions that tie Search & Stories together.

We love feedback.

 

 

Bonus:
http://sco.lt/55hXBB

 


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Personal learning networks: Advice from the trenches

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Recently, I had the opportunity to record a Google Hangout with four connected educators on “Growing Your PLN." Lyn Hilt (@l_hilt), Nick Provenzano (@thene

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Magic keywords on Google and the consequences of tailoring results - Gabriel Weinberg's Blog

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What does it mean when you hear talk of a filter bubble? This post from Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of the search engine DuckDuckGo, discusses an "experiment" that took play on Sept. 6, 2012, when 131 DuckDuckGo users searched Google for specific words. It "was the first in a series of experiments we're doing to explore the state of Google search tailoring -- the fact that different people see different results on Google based on who they are."

The results are pretty amazing (and very detailed). To learn more check out this post, or to have a quick overview, scroll down to the end of the post and watch the video. You may also want to head over to Vimeo to watch a 2nd video about DuckDuckGo that provides a quick overview of DuckDuckGo, a search engine that protects your privacy and has many great tools! And the link to that video is http://vimeo.com/50984188.


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Digital Literacy in the Classroom? There is a TED Talk for that!

Digital Literacy in the Classroom? There is a TED Talk for that! | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy. Description from TED Talk site."


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Jay Cross: informal learning guru

Jay Cross: informal learning guru | Personal Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Cross is often ahead of his time and with one simple, diagram, he opened our eyes up to the fact that most learning is informal yet almost all the spend is on formal courses.

He invites us to think about learning in a more naturalistic way, seeing learners as real people in real organisations who use real tools in real networks, both offline and online. Informal learning is driven by conversations, communities of practice, context, reinforcement through practice and now social media to “optimise organisational performance”. Blogs, wikis, podcasts, peer-to-peer sharing, aggregators, social media and personal knowledge management are all emergent phenomena, unlike the top-down tools and content that traditional e-learning has provided.


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