Posts Tagged ‘social networking’


When Less is Moore

Posted by: by John Parsons on June 24th, 2012

The rule of thumb known as Moore’s Law is at the heart of our problem of exponentially growing collections of information. Because digital capacity is supposedly doubling every 18 months, our natural inclination is to collect and process more data—because we can. Human capacity, meanwhile, does not follow such a growth curve, and the gap [...]


Dissing Information

Posted by: by John Parsons on April 20th, 2012

As I explore ways we might make data more relevant and user-friendly, it’s disquieting to see how even well-designed and presented information can be used for unsavory purposes. In The (Dis)information Age: The Persistence of Ignorance, Penn State professor Shaheed Nick Mohammed challenges implied goodness of information technology. He points out that it’s simply a [...]


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