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Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)

  1. Ralph Straumann @rastrau
  3. “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing.” ― Jimmy Wales, Founder, 2004
  4. Geocodes
  5. Wikipedia articles
  6. Wikipedia edits per capita
  7. Received edits (by editors in other countries) Committed edits (to articles in other countries) Self-edits (by editors in the country to articles in the country) Types of edits
  8. In terms of received edits
  9. In terms of received edits
  10. “Anecdotally, there’s more info on OpenStreetMap on strip clubs than day care centers.” ― Eddie Pickle, Boundless
  11. Who gets voice and representation? The playing field has not been levelled in the digital information age. Informational magnetism – the strong become stronger, the centres more central. Reflect on the biases in our platforms, algorithms, information, and data! to find out more:
  12. Ralph Straumann @rastrau