How algorithms control online information

It may sound unexciting, but the transition from human editors and curators to algorithmic engines powering the likes of Google and Facebook is changing what we see, when and how. These developments pose ethical questions – we should be worried. Ethical considerations, while flexible, are necessarily human decisions.   The mechanised approach to managing online dataContinue reading “How algorithms control online information”

How we use mobile phones

Mobile phones are everywhere, I have three for some strange reason. The first practical mobile phone was produced by Motorola in 1973 and cost about a million US dollars to produce. The costs of producing and distributing mobile phones and provided connectivity have mercifully dropped since then, hence the ubiquity that we have today. ThoughContinue reading “How we use mobile phones”