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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

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8 digital skills we must teach our children The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years. With the internet of things, the digital and physical worlds will soon be merged. Keep your opt-outs Posted by Sean Harvey and Rajas Moonka, Product Managers Today we’re making available Keep My Opt-Outs, which enables you to opt out permanently from ad tracking cookies. It’s available as an extension for download in Chrome. Why have we developed this feature? Recently, the Federal Trade Commission and others have expressed interest in a “Do Not Track” mechanism that could offer users a simple way to opt out of personalized advertising.

Random You should follow Designspiration on Twitter and Facebook for site news. — Shelby Designspiration Search Color mediumsmalllarge Discover Ads via The Deck Comment Google modifie vos résultats de recherche « à la main » We and our partners store and/or access information on a device, select basic ads, select personalised ads, measure ad performance, develop and improve products, create a personalised ads profile, create a personalised content profile, select personalised content, measure content performance, apply market research to generate audience insights, select basic ads, measure ad performance, develop and improve products, measure content performance, apply market research to generate audience insights, create a personalised ads profile, select personalised ads, create a personalised content profile, select personalised content. These technologies may process personal data such as IP address and browsing data for ensure security, prevent fraud, and debug, technically deliver ads or content. They may link different devices, match and combine offline data sources, receive and use automatically-sent device characteristics for identification.

November 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Media literacy This is the third in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first post dealt with financial literacy, the second with visual literacy, and this one will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse media literacy into the curriculum. The literacies I feel need to be explored, practiced and mastered by students can be found in the graphic below. The Filter Bubble Personalization algorithms already tell us what movies to watch, news stories to read and tunes to listen to. It was only a matter of time, then, that they’d tell us who to love. Matching algorithms aren’t new to online dating services. EHarmony, Chemistry and OKCupid have long served up compatible mates based on dozens, if not hundreds, of questions singles answer on their sites. But a new dating app, StreetSpark, is venturing out internet-wide to pick up clues on who you’re likely to become enamored with.

Advanced Mechatronics Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon Various activities during the course of an engineering design project can be divided into two categories. The first set of activities are the actual design activities which involve carrying out various synthesis and analysis tasks. The second set of activities are support activities that involve project management, selecting tools and people, deciding organization, defining interfaces etc. In a complex design project, the time spent in carrying out support activities is a large fraction of the overall design time. As design projects get much more complex the time spent on carrying out the support activities increases rapidly. How much is your personal data worth? Explore how valuable your data are with this interactive calculator. While the multibillion-dollar data broker industry profits from the trade of thousands of details about individuals, those bits of information are often sold for a fraction of a penny apiece, according to industry pricing data viewed by the Financial Times. The average person’s data often retails for less than a dollar. General information about a person, such as their age, gender and location is worth a mere $0.0005 per person, or $0.50 per 1,000 people. A person who is shopping for a car, a financial product or a vacation is slightly more valuable to companies eager to pitch those goods. Certain milestones in a person’s life prompt major changes in buying patterns, whether that’s becoming a new parent, moving homes, getting engaged, buying a car, or going through a divorce.

Information & Media Literacy Information & Media LiteracyWhat is Media? Media is ever changing and evolving. The school’s media center used to be called a library. It was full of books and nothing much more than print media. Are we stuck in filter bubbles? Here are five potential paths out The filter bubble is a name for an anxiety — the worry that our personalized interfaces to the Internet will end up telling us only what we want to hear, hiding everything unpleasant but important. It’s a fabulous topic of debate, because it’s both significant and marvelously ill-defined. But to get beyond arguing, we’re going to need to actually do something. I have five proposals. If you’re not familiar with the filter bubble argument, start with Eli Pariser’s TED talk.

blog: The Secret Source of Google's Power April 4, 2004 The Secret Source of Google's Power by skrenta at 2:11 PM Much is being written about Gmail, Google's new free webmail system. There's something deeper to learn about Google from this product than the initial reaction to the product features, however. Ignore for a moment the observations about Google leapfrogging their competitors with more user value and a new feature or two.

50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students 50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students by Terry Heick Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.” Unfiltered News "Hello Mr. Griffin, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for these news updates and for the huge service you have been doing for humanity. Your work has opened my eyes to so many agendas and continues to educate with every new post…. Chainmail Bikini – Special Edition! Shamus Says: This comic was made backwards. In days of yore, I’d write a joke, then Shawn would draw it.

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