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Wikipedia Embracing Information Accountability?

January 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Given the recent debate on this blog over the merits of Wikipedia, I’m tickled to see that Jimbo Wales, Wikipedia’s controversial founder, is coming out in favor of requiring anonymous edits to be approved. (via Matthew Webber at UID Teatime Blog). I’m stoked, since this is the one point on which I think Knol beats […]

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Information Accountability, Still Unsolved

October 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

The top story on Techmeme as I write is Apple Denies Steve Jobs Heart Attack Report: “It Is Not True”. An excerpt: It is significant that this report appeared on a site owned by CNN.  CNN does not profess to be directly responsible for iReport, but its name is at the top of the site. […]

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Information Accountability

September 15th, 2008 · 7 Comments

The recent United Airlines stock fiasco triggered an expected wave of finger pointing. For those who didn’t follow the event, here is the executive summary: In the wee hours of Sunday, September 7th, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel (a subsidiary of the Tribune Company) included a link to an article entitled “UAL Files for Bankruptcy.” The […]

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Approach and Identify

May 19th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Back on my 30th birthday, my wife gave me a copy of Logan’s Run, with a card ensuring me that I’d found sanctuary. The joke is probably lost on those who haven’t seen this wonderful sci-fi B-movie, as is the title of this post, but you can crib from the script here. But I’ll get […]

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Transparency or FAIL

April 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I’ve long been proponent of transparency in search engines and recommendation systems, on the grounds that transparency cultivates trust even in the face of the inevitable fallibility of algorithmic models. Perhaps my stance has an ideological tinge. But, as we’ve seen from recent events, transparency isn’t just an academic concern. I’d like to touch on […]

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Sell Your Integrity for $0.65

January 17th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Everyone has their price, but who knew it was so low? First, we see Burger King persuading people to trade 10 Facebook friends for a Whopper (suggested retal price: $3.69). Then some are suggesting that Twitter might create a business model offer companies a sort of pay-per-click (PPC) approach to friendship where they might pay […]

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Networks of Trust are Vulnerable

December 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The offline story of how former Nasdaq chairman  Bernard Madoff evidently took $50B from investors in a massive Ponzi scheme has been been a staple in the press since the story broke last week. But what caught my eye today was an article in the Wall Street Journal. The title, “Madoff Exploited the Jews“, strikes me as […]

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Tweet First, Ask Questions Later

November 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments

If anyone has any doubt as to the real-world impact of social media, consider the recent battle between Motrin and the “mommy bloggers”. Motrin had released an ad, launched to coincide with international baby-wearing week,  that presented an irreverent take on “wearing your baby”. Apparently too irreverent: a critical mass of indignant baby-wearing moms used […]

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David Bowie on Techmeme!

September 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on David Bowie on Techmeme!

Well, not quite, but here’s the screen shot: “Notice anything different” indeed! Nice follow-up on the information accountability theme. Clicking through to the post on the Joost blog reveals the source of confusion: a quote at the top of the article. “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes” – David Bowie

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