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Ralph Straumann
@rastrau
NY TIMES
“Imagine a world in which every single
person on the planet is given free access
to the sum of all human knowledge.
That's...
Geocodes
Wikipedia articles
Wikipedia edits per capita
Received edits
(by editors in other countries)
Committed edits
(to articles in other countries)
Self-edits
(by editors in ...
In terms of received edits
In terms of received edits
“Anecdotally, there’s more info on
OpenStreetMap on strip clubs
than day care centers.”
― Eddie Pickle, Boundless
geography.oii.ox.ac.uk
geonet.oii.ox.ac.uk
cii.oii.ox.ac.uk
ralphstraumann.ch
Who gets voice and representation?
The playi...
Ralph Straumann
@rastrau
Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)
Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)
Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)
Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)
Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)
Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)
Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)
Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)
Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)
Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)
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Informational Magnetism: Who Gets Voice and Representation Online? (Ignite Zurich, July 3, 2015)

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Given the tremendous developments around the internet and platforms such as Wikipedia and Google, who gets voice and representation online? How do our (pre)conceptions shape our experience of the Internet? Who gets to self-define and who is represented by others?
I addressed these questions in a talk given at Ignite Zurich on July 3, 2015, using research conducted at the Oxford Internet Institute.

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

  1. 1. Ralph Straumann @rastrau
  2. 2. NY TIMES
  3. 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. 4. Geocodes
  5. 5. Wikipedia articles
  6. 6. Wikipedia edits per capita
  7. 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. 8. In terms of received edits
  9. 9. In terms of received edits
  10. 10. “Anecdotally, there’s more info on OpenStreetMap on strip clubs than day care centers.” ― Eddie Pickle, Boundless
  11. 11. geography.oii.ox.ac.uk geonet.oii.ox.ac.uk cii.oii.ox.ac.uk ralphstraumann.ch 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. 12. Ralph Straumann @rastrau

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