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Fighting for Which Future? When Google Met Wikileaks Sep 18, 2014

In the summer of 2011, in the midst of the Cablegate affair (the leaking of some 250,000 diplomatic cable transmission between the US State Department and American embassies by WikiLeaks), at a time of far-reaching changes in the regimes of … Continue reading

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The Relevance of Algorithms Nov 26, 2012

I’m really excited to share my new essay, “The Relevance of Algorithms,” with those of you who are interested in such things. It’s been a treat to get to think through the issues surrounding algorithms and their place in public culture … Continue reading

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The algorithmic representation of need Jun 24, 2012

Technology writers and media philosophers alike have spent time considering a rather candid remark by Google’s former CEO Eric Schmidt, made in an August, 2010 interview. Discussing the future of the search giant, Schmidt said the following to the Wall Street Journal: We’re trying … Continue reading

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How a “Disproven” Communication Theory Gets Proven Three Billion Times a Day Feb 22, 2012

I thought it might be fun to open with a little blast from the past. Pictured below is the first page of my notebook from my first collegiate communication course. I was an eighteen year-old beginning my second semester at … Continue reading

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Search and Destroy: More antitrust allegations against Google Jun 27, 2011

As reported by the Wall Street Journal last Thursday, Google faces a potential civil antitrust investigation from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for practices that include privileging certain search results based on how much a company is willing to pay … Continue reading

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