The Noisy Channel


Filter Failure

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

A number of folks, including Daniela Barbosa have pointed to Clay Shirky’s recent keynote at Web 2.0 NYC entitled “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.“. It’s a informative, entertaining talk, and I recommended to the readership here.

What I particularly like in his “filter failure” characterization is that it really exposes the human-computer interaction challenges in managing information flow (in both directions). It also reminds me of Danah Boyd’s Master’s Thesis on managing identity in a digital world, and of some earlier discussion here about privacy through difficulty.

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