On Friday, I sent out the first published version of the tutorial timetable, the task that marks the end of the worst part of my job. Every semester, there are three weeks that are absolute hell: O-week to the end... Read more »
I used to work in Social Media, so his main points were all very familiar to me. I found these two conceptual points helped me to go beyond my practical knowledge to think more deeply about the phenomenon.... Read more »
I have spent the last 8 years fighting the alogorithms and that makes it hard for me to find a place where my longitudinal choices lead to good recommendations. I only read Facebook via Most Recent stories (though that isn’t... Read more »
I will explore what happens with algorithms when I search as I usually do, on the Google open web (influenced by location etc data, but not me specifically). I will then carry out the same search logged in on my... Read more »
One of the most basic ways that we contribute and attempt to shape the algorithmic culture of online spaces is through quietly pressing a thumbs up or a star, we ‘like’ and ‘favourite’ and ‘upvote’. It’s a quick way to tell the counting machines that this was something worth counting.
I’ve only just noticed, there is no way to Like or Share blogs either here, or on the EDC main site.
I got used to seeing the comforting little series of avatars at the bottom of posts I’ve written, the thing that tells me I’ve said something worthwhile.
From my professional blog, Research Degree Voodoo
Along with the messy ‘lifestream’ model, this just feels like another way to do work in ‘public’ but be sure what we do is safe in the noise.