I was interviewed by the NPR program To The Best Of Our Knowledge, for a program on trends. It just went up, if you want to take a listen: “What’s Hot and Why Not?” Mine is the first segment. Also pretty cool that they paired me with Grant McCracken, Butch Vig, and Dr Seuss! This was an extension of my Culture Digitally blog post that first addressed Twitter Trends: “Can an algorithm be wrong?”. (It was also cross-posted on Microsoft’s Research’s “Social Media Collective” blog, and was reprinted by Salon.com). I also just finished a piece for Limn that pushes on these concerns a bit more.
-Contributed by Tarleton Gillespie, Cornell University Department of Communication-
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