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The Internet is NOT flat. The infrastructure that connects the world together isn't used ery well to share ideas. How homophily, xenophilia, bridgeblogging can help us understand and solve these problems. Delivered for the New England Library Association on October 21, 2008.

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  1. 1. the internet is not flat ethan zuckerman manchester, nh - october 21, 2008
  2. 2. undef $/;open(_,$0);/ dx([dA-F]*) while(<_>);@&=split(//,$1);@/=@&; $quot;.=chr(hex(join(quot;quot;,splice(@&,0,2))))while(@&); eval$”; ($C,$_,@)=(($a=$/[1]*4)*5+1, q| |x(0x20).q|||.chr(32)x(0x10).q$*$. chr(0x20)x(0x10).(pack(quot;CCquot;,124,10)), sub{s/.|(s*?)(S)./|$1 $2/}, sub{s/|(s*?).(S)/ |$1$2 /}, sub{$2.$1.$3},sub{$tt=(3*$tt+7)%$C}, sub{$1.$3.$2}); while ($_) { select $/, undef, $/, $C/1E3; (sysread(STDIN, $k, 1),s/(.)(*)(.)/(&{$[(ord($k)-44&2)+2]})/e) if (select($a=chr(1),$/,$/,0)); print 0x75736520504F5349583B2024743D6E657720504F5349583A3A5465726D696F73 3B24742D3E676574617474722828303D3E2A5F3D5C2423292F32293B2024742D3E 365746C666C61672824742D3E6765746C666C6167267E284543484F7C4543484F4 7C4943414E4F4E29293B2024742D3E7365746363285654494D452C31293B24742D E7365746174747228302C544353414E4F57293B24643D224352415348215C6E223B0A; ($p?(/.{70}|$/):(/^|/))||(&{$[3]}<$/[0])?($p=!$p):&{$[$p]}||die(quot;$dquot;); (&{$[3]}<$/[1])&&(s/ |$/|/); (/|.**.*|$/)||die(quot;$dquot;); } A fundamental misunderstanding
  3. 3. geeks and librarians are both obsessed with information photo by striatic
  4. 4. connecting across cultures
  5. 5. connecting across cultures cultural bridges
  6. 6. connecting across cultures cultural bridges 1980’s arena rock
  7. 7. photo by illryion
  8. 8. photo by lcars
  9. 9. I said, “Look sir, there isn’t a person in this Embassy who would believe that story– going to try out for Journey!– not a soul would believe that. Except for me. I saw you sing last Friday and I couldn’t shut up about how your vocals were perfect Steve Perry. So I tell you what. I’m giving you that visa.You’re going to try out. And you’re going to make it….”
  10. 10. why is is this such a surprise why this a surprising story?
  11. 11. the connected world
  12. 12. photo by Paul Keller
  13. 13. despite the infrastructure of connection we often connect badly or fail to connect photo by xeni
  14. 14. Mike Berry, aka Shiver Metimbers
  15. 15. My dear friend - I know this correspondence will come as some surprise. I beg your indulgence as circumstances force me to contact you in such unusual circumstances. For you see, I am being held prisoner by the brutal Spanish King. Were you to assist me in attaining my freedom, I would amply reward you, not only in gold and land, but with the hand of my eldest daughter in marriage. You need only remit sufficient funds so I may bribe the guards, and our joint success is assured.
  16. 16. “I Go Chop Your Dollar” Nkem Owoh, aka Osuofia
  17. 17. Mode9 - “419 State of Mind, part 2”
  18. 18. disconnect
  19. 19. photo by Sebastià Giralt
  20. 20. photo by Dr. Zaro
  21. 21. photo by inju
  22. 22. stories on Google News, September 8, 2008
  23. 23. Cartogram by Alisa Miller, showing attention in television news, February 2007
  24. 24. most emailed most blogged
  25. 25. Reddit users: 92% male 70% US-based 68% student or IT industry 43% Democrat 29% Libertarian 6% Republican
  26. 26. homophily photo by Cobalt123
  27. 27. professional collaborative personal
  28. 28. homophily can make you stupid photo by James@NZ
  29. 29. paper edition - 25 links, 200+ words online edition - 300 links, 20 words
  30. 30. photo by Joshua Targownik photo by chotda
  31. 31. photo by David Weinberger persuasive technology
  32. 32. serendipity photo by massdistraction
  33. 33. Given all the voices to listen to mosaic by stabillo boss
  34. 34. why connect?
  35. 35. photo by atomicshark photo from China Digital Times
  36. 36. photo by Luke Robinson
  37. 37. photo by respres
  38. 38. Economic opportunity Security Humanitarian obligation
  39. 39. fascination
  40. 40. filtering translation context
  41. 41. montage by keso
  42. 42. - he xie - “Harmonize” - sange daibio - “3 Represents” - he xie - “River Crab” - dai sange bio - “Wears 3 watches”
  43. 43. photo by redredpei
  44. 44. bridge bloggers
  45. 45. photo by docman
  46. 46. Nutritional Information Contents: Sports (55%), Gossip (20%), Local News (15%), Editorial (5%), Iraq (4%), other international news (1%). Warning: this product contains less than the USDA recommendations for international news. Prolonged use may lead to political ignorance and apathy.
  47. 47. build bridges
  48. 48. engineer serendipity photo by subpop77
  49. 49. resist homophily photo by FortPhoto
  50. 50. be a xenophile photo by david sasaki
  51. 51. don’t stop believing
  52. 52. thank you. ethanzuckerman.com/blog globalvoicesonline.org

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