Be more critical! Change privacy settings, use other browsers, use other search engines, go to the 2nd page, etc.
Your filter bubble is this unique, personal universe of information created just for you by this array of personalizing filters. It’s invisible and it’s becoming more and more difficult to escape. We are turning media into a mirror that reflects our own prejudices back at us. Even worse, services like Google and Facebook distort the mirror so that it exaggerates our grosser characteristics. Without our knowing, they reshape our information worlds according to their interpretation of our interests.
We’re used to thinking of the Internet like an enormous library, with services like Google providing a universal map. But that’s no longer really the case. Sites from Google and Facebook to Yahoo News and the New York Times are now increasingly personalized – based on your web history, they filter information to show you the stuff they think you want to see. That can be very different from what everyone else sees – or from what we need to see. We are living in a time when your knowledge and my knowledge, based on what search results we are served, may be very different from each other.
The idea behind curators and content curation is that there is such a flood of new content pouring through the Internet pipes these days that being aware of all of it and sorting it out in meaningful ways is simply not possible. Curators are people or organizations that do the hard work of sifting through the content within a particular topic area or “meme” and pulling out the things that seem to make most sense. This effort involves significantly more than finding and regurgitating links, though.locating and evaluating valuable contentorganizing and connecting content so that it is as accessible as possiblecreating and re-purposing content when it adds to the underlying valuecapitalizing on the Social Web to build connections and contextbuilding trusted relationships with learners and other curatorsdesign learning experiences (in a much broader sense than traditional approaches)Bottom line: A curator is an individual or organization who excels at helping others make sense.
Facebook (3 billion photos and 20 million videos uploaded every month)Be warned though that all web statistics, particularly those related to social media, go quickly out of date because what we are talking about here is exponential. We are overwhelmed by a tsunami of contenthttp://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2011/07/just-minute.html
Be warned though that all web statistics, particularly those related to social media, go quickly out of date because what we are talking about here is exponential. We are overwhelmed by a tsunami of contenthttp://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2011/07/just-minute.html
Transcript of "Digital identity, Digital literacies, Learning with social media"
CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 kliefi Digital identity | Digital literacies | Learning with social media Catherine Cronin @catherinecronin | catherine.cronin@nuigalway 17th November 2011 Perspectives in the Digital Age, BA Information Technology, NUI Galway
“Students will not simply pass through a course like water through a sieve,but instead leave their own imprint on the learning process.” ~ Bryn Holmes (2001)
What digital toolsdo you use most?Searching Learning Creating Sharing
SOCIAL MEDIA use of web 2.0 technologies to create & exchange user-generated content (Kaplan and Haenlein, 2010) SOCIAL NETWORKINGusers create profiles, connect w/ other users, view connections, create content, etc. (boyd, 2010)
There are other search engines! Bing Yahoo! WebCrawler Dogpile DuckDuckGo ...
Let’s talk about Google Google search options (left column) Google Advanced Search Google Scholar To set preferences for NUIG Library within Google Scholar: click Advanced Scholar Search click Advanced Search Tips click Library Links click Scholar Preferences enter "NUI Galway" and click Find Library
Some questions...1. How do I find recent articles?2. How do I find Irish examples?3. How do I find recent journal articles?4. How do I get full text of articles, if not available on Google Scholar?
Eli Pariser (2011) The Filter Bubblewww.thefilterbubble.com
Search results we are served are based onwhat we have clicked on in the past...Search technologies make the worldsinformation “universally accessible”,as Googles motto puts it, but it is not “makinguniversal knowledge universally accessible”. Siva Vaidhyanathan The Googlization of Everything
digital curation “organizing, filtering and„making sense of‟ information on the web and sharing the very best of content with your network” - Judy O’Connell
if we paused the web for 60 seconds...we would miss more than 1500 new blog posts,almost 100,000 new tweets,20,000 posts on Tumblr,600 new videos (>24 hours) uploaded to YouTubeand at least 3,000 new images on Flickr.-Gizmodo(also see 24 Hours of Flickr Photos exhibit)
... and in the past month3 billion photos and20 million videos have beenuploaded to Facebook- Steve Wheeler
70% Surfing Rule “...if you surf vs. subscribe, you will spend at least 70% of your online time consuming interesting instead of actionable information, and 70% of the time, you won‟t return to the task you initially set out to complete.12 Filtering Tips for Better Information in Half the Time
Useful curation tools: Google Reader is an RSS reader that enables you to collect all of your RSS feeds in one place (available in Google bar under More tab)StumbleUpon helps you to discover web pages, photos and videos recommended by friendsDelicious / Diigo social bookmarking tools help you to find, create and share bookmarks
NEWER curation tools:Paper.li turns selected posts from your Twitter, Facebook or Google+ stream into an online newspaper Scoop.it find the things that interest you and turn them into a visual, online magazine PearlTrees organize, discover and share everything you like on the web
Treat any material you findon the internet (e.g. Google images)as the exclusive property of the ownerunless you find it is held undera Creative Commons license. Creative Commons: an Educational Primer - http://edreach.us