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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 | Stretching our comfort zone | 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.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:58 AM

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?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 16, 2014 8:21 PM

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

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:52 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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The Harsh Reality of the Classroom of the Future - Edudemic

The Harsh Reality of the Classroom of the Future - Edudemic | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
What does the classroom of the future actually look like? Here's a hint: it's your current classroom. There's just a harsh reality to face.
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How will we evolve?

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StormFly Wristband Lets You Wear an Operating System

StormFly Wristband Lets You Wear an Operating System | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
StormFly is a wearable USB that stores any operating system and additional files.
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Kodak Not Enough: Google Acquires Printer and Camera Patents from Silverbrook

Kodak Not Enough: Google Acquires Printer and Camera Patents from Silverbrook | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Google has acquired 270 digital camera, printer, and photographic effects patents from Silverbrook Research.
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How will Facebook's new search engine affect the travel industry? | Hotel Management

How will Facebook's new search engine affect the travel industry? | Hotel Management | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Facebook announced its own search engine this week that may give Google and Yelp a run for their collective money. And it may also be a new tool for hoteliers to promote their properties.
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Facebook announces new product called Graph Search – implications for travel

Facebook announces new product called Graph Search – implications for travel | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg ended reams of speculation this week and announced a new product called Graph Search.
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Why People Really Love Technology: An Interview with Genevieve Bell - The Atlantic

Why People Really Love Technology: An Interview with Genevieve Bell - The Atlantic | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Why People Really Love Technology: An Interview with Genevieve BellThe AtlanticThe thing I love about Intel researcher Genevieve Bell is that she finds surprising things by looking at what's left out of the dominant narratives about technology.
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IDG Connect – Dan Swinhoe (Global) - Research and Development Centres Around the World

IDG Connect – Dan Swinhoe (Global) - Research and Development Centres Around the World | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Innovation keeps business going. Dan Swinhoe investigates some the major R&D hubs across the world.
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Pentagon Wants Smartphone Biometric Scanning Tool

Pentagon Wants Smartphone Biometric Scanning Tool | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
The Pentagon has inked a deal with tech company AOptix to develop a tool to turn a smartphone into a device that can scan eyes, faces, thumbs and voices.
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Moving to Philip K. Dick's world

 

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The Week University (As We Know It) Ended

The Week University (As We Know It) Ended | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
For many years I've been writing about how the Internet and new models of pedagogy will bring an end to the university's monopoly on higher education. Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.
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Using e-Learning To Facilitate 21st Century Learning

This presentation explores learning and how we can use web 2.0 learning tools and Open Educational Resources (OER) to transform the way we learn. Finally, it re

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In the Future, Will Libraries Look More Like Apple Stores?

In the Future, Will Libraries Look More Like Apple Stores? | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
In Bexar County, Texas, the center of the San Antonio metropolitan area’s breakneck growth, a population boom has left some residents without adequate library access.
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How California’s Online Education Pilot Will End College As We Know It | TechCrunch

How California’s Online Education Pilot Will End College As We Know It | TechCrunch | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Today, the largest university system in the world, the California State University system, announced a pilot for $150 lower-division online courses at one its campuses--a move that spells the end of higher education as we know it.
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Eric Schmidt: How We Outrace the Robots

Eric Schmidt: How We Outrace the Robots | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
The executive chairman of Google says that the three great economic trends of our time are globalization, demography and automation, and together they will create a worldwide crisis in employment.
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