…but then I noticed that when I would search for new things it would sort of steer me back to my usual topics. I searched something kind of close to my interests but a little different than normal, “sea shell crafts” but when I went down a little ways… #mscedc

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I’m doing something similar to @Crouchipuss except on Pinterest. Pinterest “knows” me very well so I have been trying to see how many searches it might take to change my suggestions page. #mscedc It started out normal… https://t.co/cxMiMaiPQm

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Is anyone else secretly proud that Google got a bunch of their interests wrong? It says I’m interested in American Football (no), Basketball(no), and greeting cards (Neutral) #mscedc

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Racial Sensitivity Better Off Ted

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I posted this because it reminded me of how algorithms aren’t always right. Neither is any technology. For example, this clip is from a TV show called Better Off Ted where the company all the characters work at installing a technology that “doesn’t see black people.” It reminded me of Kitchins, “Algorithms then are often ‘out of control’ in the sense that their outcomes are some- times not easily anticipated, producing unexpected effects in terms of their work in the world (Mackenzie, 2005).” (pg. 21)

Saving the world one algorithm at a time

 

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I loved this video because it reminded me that not all technology is out to hurt me. Sometimes I get lost in the readings, become overwhelmed with these ideas that technology just wants to “take humanity for all its got.” This video reminded me that that isn’t always the case. Thanks RDJ!

‘What we generally lack as a public is clarity about how algorithms exercise their power over us.’ (Kitchin) This quote neatly summed up my problem with algorithms. I don’t mind them in my life, even if I did what could I do? But its really that I can’t see them. #mscedc

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@Eva07686348 In regards to the question, I think that while it could be effective in ways of education for children unable to attend, but I don’t think it would work in other regards. Children need to socialize with classmates, be part of a community separate from their family. #mscedc

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@Eva07686348 The same thing is happening over here (US), someone was telling me that this is what Stanford was doing. I think that this could be an interesting experiment to see what is effective and what is not. It will be a valuable experience for all, families and schools. #mscedc …

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