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The Rationality of Algorithms: Facebook Algorithm, Google Algorithms or No Algorithm at All?

If you could choose any of the following three options, which one would you pick? Facebook Algorithm Google Algorithms No Algorithm whatsoever Granted: You probably have more choices than that – I’m just trying to keep it simple (stupid 😉 … Continue reading Continue reading

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Do You Want To Be Right Or Do You Want To Be Happy?

Did anyone ever ask Galileo this question? Why or why not? Why do some people ask other people this question today?
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Explicit Thoughts

When ideas cross my mind, I generally have little or no inhibitions about expressing them plainly and explicitly. In contrast, I feel like many people censor themselves by suppressing or at least not explicitly stating what they think. Most people … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why people used to go to church + why they now go to Google + Facebook instead

In case you haven’t seen them yet, check out Part 1 and Part 2. For many years, I have maintained that Google is something like the Pope of the Internet: Google’s index functions quite similarly to what used to be … Continue reading
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Nice sentiment, but too ignorant of the rest of the world

Does the DMCA apply outside of America, or only in the United States? Every company that you use to share videos, pictures, and thoughts (from Google search to Facebook to Snapchat to WordPress.com) relies on the DMCA to balance free … Continue reading
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The Day Google Stopped Being a Search Engine

Google stopped being a search engine (for me) at the latest on May 10, 2006: What would you expect when you search for “credit card”? Visa, MasterCard, Citibank, American Express, etc. Not Creditcards.com, credit.com, good-credit-card.com, credit-cards-x.blogspot.com Of course Google had … Continue reading
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In the Information Age, People Will Not be Better Informed — They Will be Differently Informed

One of my favorite stories from my father’s work experiences is also a very simple one. It comes from a job he had at J.P. Stevens — which only lasted a year or two (I think) in the early 70s. … Continue reading
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The Bad Old Days of New Media

John Battelle fondly remembers “the way it used to be”, and goes out on a limb: I believe that the personal-site-based essay is making a comeback I won’t say that I totally disagree (after all, not only is remediary precisely … Continue reading
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Experience is retarded

I just read a great post by Jeremiah Owyang about “The Four Elements of Career Management in Business” — highly recommended, but I have some issues with it. First, the Founding Fathers had no experience in democracy. Neil Armstrong had … Continue reading
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