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The New York Times story changes its text depending on where you’re reading it: “It’s a fine line between a smarter default and being creepy.”
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Tweaks to the News Feed algorithm that push back against satire and hoaxes suggest that Facebook wants better content — but is pushing responsibility on its users.
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Some historical collections are aiming to enable serendipitous content discovery, peering beyond the current limitations of search to capture happy accidents.
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“We’re always navigating information and culture by way of these mechanisms, and every mechanism has a built in notion of what it’s trying to accomplish.”
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Plus: Debating Twitter’s publicness and the ethics of quoting tweets, robot journalists, and the rest of the week’s news about journalism and the web.
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Nick Diakopoulos explains why journalists needs to start thinking more critically about algorithms that govern an increasingly large share of our lives.
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