The Google Society and the Snowflake Effect

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Presented to the emeriti-forum on 25 February 2010 in Leuven, Belgium.

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The Google Society and the Snowflake Effect

  1. 1. De ‘google maatschappij’ het Snowflake Effect Emeritiforum, K.U.Leuven, B, 25 Februari 2010 Erik Duval K.U.Leuven & ARIADNE & IEEE LTSC http://erikduval.wordpress.com 1
  2. 2. Thanks - merci - gracias - dank u- köszönöm - MANY thanks for the invitation ! 2
  3. 3. http://www.slideshare.net/erik.duval 3
  4. 4. My team: technology enhanced learning, music & research
  5. 5. de ‘google maatschappij’ ? 5
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  12. 12. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/02/ff_google_algorithm/ 12
  13. 13. not that new... Paul Otlet (1868-1944, B) • “There is too much to read”... • Universal Decimal Classification • Mundaneum Vannevar Bush (1890-1975) • Memex Jim Gray (missing...) • Unlocking peer-reviewed literature • PubMed for other sciences 13
  14. 14. google is ‘maar’ een voorbeeld... 14
  15. 15. > 3.000.000/day > 3.400.000.000 total facebook > 30.000.000/day >15.000.000.000 total
  16. 16. download > 1.000.000.000 videos/day upload: 20 hours video/min
  17. 17. 44.000 sites 20.000.000 users 1.900.000 courses 18
  18. 18. >180.000 http://portal.mace-project.eu/
  19. 19. more is just ... more ?
  20. 20. http://www.thelongtail.com/ 21
  21. 21. “better problem” but still: a problem 22
  22. 22. the snowflake effect massive hyper-personalization 23
  23. 23. loads of good examples in music iTunes Genius, last.fm, pandora.com, tunify.com, blip.fm, deezer.com, grooveshark.com, mufin.com, yamelo.com, jango.com, imeem.com, musicmesh.net, jiwa.fm, ... and many many many many more 24
  24. 24. snowflake in music... 25
  25. 25. We do NOT (need to) understand how music works!
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  28. 28. learning 2.0 30
  29. 29. http://sharetec.celstec.org/gddf/mace_AR.mov
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  31. 31. science2.0 35
  32. 32. 36 http://sites.google.com/site/kulmoreapp/
  33. 33. future 37
  34. 34. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html
  35. 35. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCSSBEXBCbY&NR=1 39
  36. 36. "The future has arrived; it's just not evenly distributed.” --William Gibson 40
  37. 37. http://aspect-project.org/ http://www.icoper.org/ http://www.role-project.eu/ http://www.stellarnet.eu/ Questions? http://erikduval.wordpress.com/ http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~erikd twitter: @ErikDuval Thanks! 41

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