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Future Content Filters Shall Be User-Driven and Interchangeable

Future Content Filters Shall Be User-Driven and Interchangeable | Content Curation |

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Robin Good's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:25 PM

JP Rangaswami highlights and defines seven key principles for effective filtering in this age of excessive information. 

Two of them are of particular important to the future of information access as they may have a very deep impact on society and on our ability to be in control of how to select and find what is relevant for us.

1. Filters, of whatever kind, should be user-driven and not publisher-driven. 

2. Filters should be interchangeable, exchangeable, even tradeable

"What we don’t know is how to solve a much bigger problem: what to do when there are filters at publisher level. Once you allow this, the first thing that happens is that an entry point is created for bad actors to impose some form of censorship.

In some cases it will be governments, sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly; at other times it will be traditional forces of the media; it may be generals of the army or captains of industry.

The nature of the bad actor is irrelevant; what matters is that a back door has been created, one that can be used to suppress reports about a particular event/location/topic/person."


Insightful. 7/10

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 24, 2014 11:39 AM
Rangaswami makes his own case for why filters matter:
soon, everything and everyone will be connectedthat includes people, devices, creatures, inanimate objects, even concepts (like a tweet or a theme)at the same time, the cost of sensors and actuators is dropping at least as fast as compute and storageso that means everything and everyone can now publish status and alerts of pretty much anythingthere’s the potential for a whole lotta publishing to happenwhich in turn means it’s firehose timeso we need filterswhich is why the stream/filter/drain approach is becoming more common


Filters are important when drinking from the Internet firehose!

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Six easy steps to curation success Curation is sometimes confusing. Everyone has a different definition and it's used in many different ways as part of content and marketing strategies.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:53 AM

Honored when Jeff asked me to be part of this group and am reading every other curators shares very carefully (lol).