Tag: data

We Lost Control of Our Faces

Welcome back all. This week I posted the following: Where I’m From – Learning Event #3 – Consider your own culture & where you’ve been. How are these people, values, practices, & places a part of you? Narrative for Tenure & Promotion – Sharing the Narrative for my Tenure and Promotion materials in an attempt…

Digitally Literate #230

How You Do Everything Digitally Lit #230 – 1/25/2020 Hi all, welcome to issue #230 of Digitally Literate. This week I spent time behind the scenes working on a couple projects. Some of this includes starting to blog again for our Screentime Research Group. If you would like to get involved in that work…please send…

Digitally Literate #218

Imperialistic Tech Digitally Lit #218 – 10/19/2019 Hi all, welcome to issue #218 of Digitally Literate. My name is Ian O’Byrne. At the last second I took a week off without alerting everyone. My family went off to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my in-laws. With travel and traffic, most of the time I had…

Digitally Literate #207

The Great Hack Digitally Lit #207 – 7/27/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to issue #207 of Digitally Literate. In this newsletter I distill the news of the week in technology into an easy-to-read resource. Thank you for reading. Please subscribe if you haven’t already. This week I worked on a…

Charting Death

For their final capstone project for Bradley Voytek’s COGS 108 course at UCSD, a group of students examined potential disparities between actual deaths and their corresponding media attention. The final project is excellent. The subject matter…and the interactive data charts as well. For anyone curious about any of the steps throughout this project, the original data and…

The Messy Reality of Algorithmic Culture

danah boyd argues that we need to develop more sophisticated ways of thinking about technology before jumping to hype and fear. Data-driven and algorithmic systems increasingly underpin many decision-making systems, shaping where law enforcement are stationed and what news you are shown on social media. The design of these systems is inscribed with organizational and…

Think You’re Discreet Online? Think Again

Zeynep Tufekci talking about the digital residue we leave behind as we use digital tools and spaces. There is the narrative that “as long as you’re careful online” you’ll be okay. As Tufekci indicates, there is no longer any chance of “opting out” of challenges in these spaces. Because of technological advances and the sheer…

Facebook sucks for privacy, but how good are advertisers at targeting me?

A lot has been recently said about Facebook’s disregard for user’s data privacy. This is as stories are routinely coming out about their business model of collecting user information, and selling this off to advertisers and worse. To test out the value of this collected information, Preetish Panda gathered his dataset from Facebook, and analyzed using…

Want to own your data? Start by owning your identity

The map of our identity is often linked to physical and digital artifacts. We not only have birth certificates, and ID cards…we also have digital proof of identity. In digital spaces, we often have multiple identities that we need to create, and attend to. Since the advent of the internet, the need to create identities has…

A visual story behind words on the web

A visual story behind words on the web

The steps and data visualization that may be used to analyze and make sense of the data available online.

Every day a large amount of content is being generated continuously on the internet. There are numerous blog posts, social media posts, reviews, ratings, comments, websites, images and videos about people, products, companies, regions, countries etc. This large content generated, targeted and consumed every day, affects public perception. In turn, it can strongly influence entities…