How to Select Only What You Need and Leave the Rest

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“Information Gluttony”, a previous post, provoked interesting reactions among social media enthusiasts and editors. The need to become more picky is widely felt. Jan Gordon wrote: I think this is most important for all of us, continually refining our ability to select only what we need and leave the rest. Today everyone is a publisher and… Read more »

Presenting Pearls: Stakes of Content Discovery

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Users of fast growing services face challenges discovering relevant content. To address these challenges is hard because relevance is an ever evolving concept which depends on the context. When the user has a clear goal or specific question, relevance is straight forward: that’s how we got search engines. But it is less obvious to address… Read more »

Popping the filter bubble

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Has Web personalization turned us into solipsists? Jacob Weisberg, writing last June about Eli Pariser’s recent book “The Filter Bubble,” asked if Pariser is right and Web personalization has turned us into solipsistic twits. Good question!

Context-free content: new challenges for publishers

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Publishers used to control the way content was experienced. Designers read and put content in tailored layouts. Content was produced and laid out for consumption on paper and later on desktop computers. The experience could be controlled but the content landscape is changing. First, an ever expanding portion of audiences access content through mobile devices…. Read more »