We filter more than we read

* People’s information seeking approach has become, in David Weinberger’s words, “Include it all. Filter it afterward.” Much of the eyeball-on-content time we can record on the Web is filtering activity, not reading activity. To conflate the numbers generated by filtering activity with those generated by reading activity could lead us to greatly underestimate how […]

We prefer biased facts rather than facts alone

There is an article published in The Week which merits some attention from journalists. Though the topic of the article is ‘The future of news’ the main point being made is that: ‘News sources can’t just give us the facts. They must tell us what those facts mean.’ Link to actual article below. Along with […]

“Just enough process” could be key to designing any system

The key to any system is “just enough process” so that you can adapt it as situations and circumstances change. The other key is to be rooted in principles, so that the system overall is durable and evolvable. The principles provide the stable part, while letting you easily adapt to change. If a tool is […]

Role of self-awareness in ‘double-loop learning’

I am not sure how the term ‘double-loop learning’ fits in with the context mentioned in this New York Times article, since I usually associate the term learning with schooling and educational development, but this thing labeled as ‘double-loop learning’ is something I have been practising for years without being self-aware about the same. The […]

Facebook hackathon idea: Turning smaller stories into larger ones

Data can be seeds for content. Data mining algorithms can be used to turn data into insightful stories. What if smaller, individual stories can be consolidated into larger, encompassing stories and deduce insights that are likely to be otherwise missed? For example, M sharing a visit to a Starbucks on Facebook is a individual story […]