My question about this is, has anyone been regularly taking screenshots or
scrapes of http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/ over the past few
months? And, does anyone know of similar projects to try to show the
On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 12:28 PM, Eric Hellman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm sure we've all read articles about the fake news that circulates in an
> information environment anchored by social media, and the relation of that
> information environment to the election.
> Libraries are participants in this new information enviroment, so I have
> some questions.
> 1. Do libraries understand the algorithms and metadata that guide search
> results and suggestions in the services they provide? Do these algorithms
> reproduce biases in our society?
> 2. Are libraries provide compelling enough services to be meaningful and
> reliable participants in public discourse?
> 3. When libraries connect their services to social networks (for example
> with a Facebook "Like" button) are they making user's the information
> environment better or worse?
> 4. With many users fearing a more authoritarian state, are libraries
> providing services that are safe from surveillance by commercial or
> government entities?
> Eric Hellman
> President, Free Ebook Foundation
> Founder, Unglue.it https://unglue.it/
> twitter: @gluejar