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Media in the age of algorithms
The essence of algorithm design is not to eliminate all error, but to make results robust in the face of error. Where de Havillands tried in vain to engineer a plane where the materials were strong enough to resist all cracks and fatigue, Boeing realized that the right approach was to engineer a design that allowed cracks, but kept them from propagating so far that they led to catastrophic failure. That is also Facebook’s challenge.
timoreilly  facebook  fakenews  boeing 
november 2016 by iankennedy
Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On
Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle pen an update to their famous whitepaper.
web2.0  timoreilly  johnbattelle 
november 2010 by iankennedy
Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On
John Battelle and Time O'Reilly update their pivotal Web 2.0 whitepaper to recognize the rise of mobile contexts, information shadows, and the Internet of Things.
web2.0  trends  timoreilly  johnbattelle 
october 2009 by iankennedy
Social Graph visibility akin to pain reflex
It's a lot like the evolutionary value of pain. Search creates feedback loops that allow us to learn from and modify our behavior.
privacy  web2.0  timoreilly  dla 
february 2008 by iankennedy

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