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The Filter Bubble

The Filter Bubble
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Online Personalization Creates Echo Chamber to Affirm Biases ON the Web, we often see what we like, and like what we see. Whether we know it or not, the Internet creates personalized e-comfort zones for each one of us. Bulle de filtres Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Eli Pariser La bulle de filtres (anglais : filter bubble) est un concept développé par le militant d'Internet Eli Pariser. Il désigne l'état dans lequel se trouve un internaute lorsque les informations auxquelles il accède sur Internet sont le résultat d'une personnalisation mise en place à son insu. À partir des différentes données collectées sur l'internaute, des algorithmes vont silencieusement sélectionner les contenus qui seront visibles ou non par lui. Le terme de « bulle de filtres » renvoie à l'isolement produit par ce mécanisme : chaque internaute accède à une version différente du web, il reste dans une « bulle » unique et optimisée pour lui. Selon Pariser, ce phénomène tend à reproduire les opinions, croyances et perspectives de l'utilisateur en formant un cercle vicieux. Des requêtes similaires peuvent alors donner des résultats très différents. La bulle de filtres peut aussi influer sur les relations sociales.

Who Does Facebook Think You Are Searching For? | UPDATE March 28, 2013: Many people have commented here and emailed me that it no longer works for you. I have made an update to fix the bookmarklet for those with Facebook Graph Search. You can get the new bookmarklet here Updated Facebook Friends Ranking Bookmarklet to Work with Graph Search ========================================== UPDATE February 14, 2012: Many people have noted that Facebook has changed stuff in the last several months and so the bookmarklet broke. I have updated it to work on the new filename Facebook is using, and also to match the protocol you are browsing on. Have you ever wondered how Facebook orders your search results? Well Facebook gives explicit numbers to the directed edges (connection going from you to your friend), about how much they think you are looking for this person. To try it out, just drag the image here up to your browser’s bookmark bar. Note: This is really interesting, but may be embarrassing to you. Tested on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

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The Anatomy of a Search Engine Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page {sergey, page} Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 Abstract In this paper, we present Google, a prototype of a large-scale search engine which makes heavy use of the structure present in hypertext. Google is designed to crawl and index the Web efficiently and produce much more satisfying search results than existing systems. 1. (Note: There are two versions of this paper -- a longer full version and a shorter printed version. 1.1 Web Search Engines -- Scaling Up: 1994 - 2000 Search engine technology has had to scale dramatically to keep up with the growth of the web. 1.2. Creating a search engine which scales even to today's web presents many challenges. These tasks are becoming increasingly difficult as the Web grows. 1.3 Design Goals 1.3.1 Improved Search Quality Our main goal is to improve the quality of web search engines. 1.3.2 Academic Search Engine Research 2. 2.1 PageRank: Bringing Order to the Web References

Could This Be The Most Upworthy Site In The History Of The Internet? Hi, we're Upworthy, a new social media outfit with a mission: to help people find important content that is as fun to share as a FAIL video of some idiot surfing off his roof. Let's be honest: The Internet's been overrun with inanity, and all of us are eating it up. For example, here's a scientific study we commissioned about what comprises the online world: We can't change all that. How do we get there? Down the road, we'll be creating our own memes as well. The thing is, we're just getting started. Quel est le sens de cette information ? S'agit-il d'un fait ou d'une opinion ? S'agit-il d'un fait raconté ou expliqué ? Cette information provient-elle d'un compte rendu, d'une analyse, d'un reportage, d'une entrevue, d'une nouvelle brève, d'une photographie, d'un débat télévisé, d'un documentaire audiovisuel, etc.? Cette information provient-elle d'un commentaire, d'un éditorial, de l'opinion d'un lecteur, d'une caricature, d'une critique, etc.? Cette information provient-elle d'une fiction dramatique, d'un dessin animé, d'un film, d'une chanson, etc. ? Cette information provient-elle d'une affiche, d'un feuillet, d'un document audiovisuel ou sonore publicitaires ? Cette information aurait-elle pu être communiquée dans un autre genre médiatique ?

Humanities aren’t a science. Stop treating them like one. | Literally Psyched Will math help determine the Illiad's historic accuracy? Image credit: G. V. There’s a certain allure to the elegance of mathematics, the precision of the hard sciences. Take, for instance, a recent paper that draws conclusions about the relative likelihood that certain stories are originally based in real-world events by looking at the (very complicated) mathematics of social networks. But what is the analysis really doing? I’m skeptical of this kind of approach—and not at all sure that it adds anything to our understanding of, well, anything. Can we apply today's standards to analyzing "War and Peace"? I don’t mean to pick on this single paper. It’s one of the things that irked me about political science and that irks me about psychology—the reliance, insistence, even, on increasingly fancy statistics and data sets to prove any given point, whether it lends itself to that kind of proof or not. Kagan himself analyzes the problem in the context of developmental psychology:

Walking in Ecuador (the Good) Okay, we've established that Ecuador has some challenges when it comes to the pedestrian environment. But what about its successes? As I observed in my jaunts through cities large and small, in many places Ecuador has really done things right. Consider this street in Quito's New Town: Note the street furniture, large trees, and narrow roadway. The bricks are a nice touch also, though I wonder if they present any type of maintenance or accessibility problems. Even better is this street in Banos: What I loved the most about this street (aside from the fact that cars are allowed only half of the space the pedestrians enjoy--take that Ventura Boulevard with your seven travel lanes and narrow sidewalks) was the perfectly proportioned mixed-use buildings on either side. But perhaps most exciting to me were the pedestrian streets like this one that littered the roadway network in Quito's Old Town: And this was only in the cities.

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Why can’t we read anymore? Spending time with friends, or family, I often feel a soul-deep throb coming from that perfectly engineered wafer of stainless steel and glass and rare earth metals in my pocket. Touch me. Look at me. You might find something marvellous. This sickness is not limited to when I am trying to read, or once-in-a-lifetime events with my daughter. At work, my concentration is constantly broken: finishing writing an article (this one, actually), answering that client’s request, reviewing and commenting on the new designs, cleaning up the copy on the About page. All these tasks critical to my livelihood, get bumped more often than I should admit by a quick look at Twitter (for work), or Facebook (also for work), or an article about Mandelbrot sets (which, just this minute, I read). Dopamine and digital It turns out that digital devices and software are finely tuned to train us to pay attention to them, no matter what else we should be doing. How can books compete? Pleasing ourselves to death