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The Shazam Effect - The Atlantic
"“Because the most-popular songs now stay on the charts for months, the relative value of a hit has exploded. The top 1 percent of bands and solo artists now earn 77 percent of all revenue from recorded music, media researchers report. And even though the amount of digital music sold has surged, the 10 best-selling tracks command 82 percent more of the market than they did a decade ago. The advent of do-it-yourself artists in the digital age may have grown music’s long tail, but its fat head keeps getting fatter.”" &! http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/382837/who-made-pop-music-so-repetitive-you-did/ &! http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/revenue-streams?currentPage=all &! http://www.katinkahesselink.net/his/influence-theosophy.html &! http://ma.tt/2014/11/science-of-hits/
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Google News Displaying "Suggested For You" Stories Customized To Match Your Interests
[the new Google is not like the old Google] "The goal is to surface narrow and local topics specific to you." Bharat says suggestions will change along with the news, “…to keep things fresh and serendipitous.” The feature includes a “Not interested” button so that you can modify what Google News serves up in its suggested content.
Google  News  content  curation  Google  algorithm  Big  Data  metadata  filters  filter  bubble  filter 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Google Inbox | Hacker News
Inbox functions very much more like a ToDo list than it does an email client. & See https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8508967 "Most day to day interpersonal communication has moved away from email and into chat apps. Your email outside of work is largely an incoming federated asynchronous dumping ground for receipts, bills, notifications, and other things. It's become unmanageable for many people, a nuisance." << Signal vs. Noise, Notifications (ala Yo), Stream/Feed ala FB NewsFeed and Twitter Feed,
Google  Inbox  ToDo  productivity  Signal  vs.  Noise  Notification  pollution  filters  filter  bubble  filter 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
iPod Mastermind Tony Fadell On The Death Of The iPod: "You Can't Get Too Nostalgic" | Co.Design | business design
As for the future of music: It's not iPods, iPhones, or iPads. It's apps that read your mind. "Now that we all have access to all the music we could ever want, discoverability is the new Holy Grail," Fadell says. "Using machine learning and AI to figure out context, so that the celestial jukebox knows the perfect song for every occasion."
discovery  Signal  vs.  Noise  filter  bubble  filters  filter  curator  content  curation  curation  AI  algorithm  algorithms  algos  algo 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Twitter’s Huge Mistake | TechCrunch
Twitter needs to grow and please shareholders ... shareholders don't care about users who boarded on during year 1 and 2 ....
Twitter  Facebook  Newsfeed  engagement  Signal  vs.  Noise  filter  filters  filter  bubble  audience  Wall  Street  algorithm  algos  algo  algorithms  differentiation  differentiate  user  experience 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
The End of Big Twitter | Hacker News
Twitter is an optimal conduit for narcissism, trolling, harassment, mobbing, astroturfing, demagoguery, and manufacturing consent. The medium shapes the discourse, and Twitter encourages and amplifies bad behavior while inhibiting intelligent and thoughtful conversation. Even if it didn't architecturally push you toward this behavior the scale alone enables every bad behavior you would expect if you scaled a single IRC channel up to a billion people. There is no way to "fix" this. It is its nature. It is a technology that exists because it makes a few people a ton of money and gives regular people a dopamine tweak along with heaps of suffering. It is the online equivalent of a crackhouse. [...] Platform starts, intelligent, well-spoken early adopters sign on. Fast forward 7-8 years. Platform is overrun by normal people. Early adopters leave and move on to the next platform. The cycle continues.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
News Feed FYI: Click-baiting | Hacker News
... fallacy on building your business on somebody else's proprietary, closed platform .... "Entrepreneurs" still doing it: http://launch.co/story/pinterest-launches-analytics-for-businesses-to-optimize-content-the-tool-provides "@jason: i've been pitched on 10+ @pinterest analytics tools; pass on investing for this reason." // http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/28934479
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
If Twitter implements a Facebook-style algorithm, you may not hear about the next Ferguson | PandoDaily
New York Times reported that Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was experimenting with Facebook-style algorithms designed to unearth the “best” content for users. The objective here is two-fold. For one, Twitter has a relatively steep learning curve compared to Facebook and other popular consumer web products. Getting the most out of Twitter can mean spending weeks or even months finding the best people to follow. It also takes some upkeep, finding new kids on the block to follow and unfollowing accounts that have worn out their welcome. With Wall Street unimpressed by Twitter’s user growth since going public, the company is desperately looking for ways to make the service more attractive to newcomers. The other reason? Advertising. Not only is Facebook good at predicting what news stories people will click on, it’s also learning how to leverage all the data it collects from “likes” and comments in order to better serve up advertisements.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
dctp.tv | Frank Schirrmacher - Emigration Of Thinking Because Of Algorithms.
... apart from teaching algo's, people have to be taught too - to think about the third factor that puts everything in question. algo's are about the absolute solution to problem x. thus we become blind to factor x, the third factor, the black swan (see GFC, we are not in a bubble, houseprices never reverted back to the mean). Narrative, doubt (zweifel), intuition - vs - algo's outcome. Without narrative, what world is that, where we just have results only? No narrative (linearity), no grammar. What world is that?
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Social media mass surveillance is permitted by law, says top UK official | World news | theguardian.com
The allegation that mass online surveillance is illegal emerged in the wake of revelations from the US whistleblower Edward Snowden about the impact of the Tempora monitoring programme operated by the UK monitoring agency GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA). Under RIPA, traditional interception of communications within the UK requires an individual warrant. Farr argues that in a technologicallly-fast moving world, where the greatest threat to national security is from "militant Islamist terrorists" operating both abroad and in the UK, identifying individual targets initially is too difficult. He says: "Any regime that … only permitted interception in relation to specific persons or premises, would not have allowed adequate levels of intelligence information to be obtained and would not have met the undoubted requirements of intelligence for the protection of national security."
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations - YouTube
http://youtu.be/-1hPJC_j0Sc (Debate, Reparations Movement) + http://bit.ly/1kYRxbx "" That existential something, of course, is that the United States and its economic infrastructure are the products of so much brutality, stealing, lying and exploitation, of so many hundreds of millions of people not only within “our” borders but — as the center of a vast economic and military empire — that it would not only be impossible to compensate all of its victims without going broke many times over, reparations would force American political leaders to concede that we are indeed an exceptional nation, if only in our violence and perfidy. "" || _ +++ http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-to-pay-772-million-euros-in-reparations-to-holocaust-survivors-a-902528.html + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reparations_Agreement_between_Israel_and_West_Germany || Reparations could be Obama's only chance to save his name for history, to be remembered smthg for.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Syrische Flüchtlinge: Sie werden weitgehend auf sich gestellt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
wieso kann man nicht eine syrische familie adoptieren, und persoehnlich helfen? wieso macht das keiner? hyper local web app for adoption program. ... >>> Martha Nussbaum: "To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control." ( http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/03/14/martha-nussbaum-bill-moyers-world-of-ideas/ ) || + a sprinkle of fear and illinformed/educated about other forms of Religion than Christianity - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_anti-cultural,_anti-national,_and_anti-ethnic_terms#Anti-religious_terms || Deutsche gesellschaft ist nicht so weltoffen wie es sich gerne gibt. Bloss nicht vor meiner hausstuer. +++ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHO9-Ol3rEw
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june 2014 by asterisk2a

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