Why We Need “Curators”

View this image › A few weeks ago, the online curator Maria Popova, known on the web as Brainpicker, unveiled a set of guidelines for attribution on the internet called the Curators’ Code. The idea was to ensure that online influence itself is traced and attributed: “discovery honored,” as Popova puts it. The challenging idea: […]

Can A Game Get People Interested In Data Collection?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2eCAgQ1DTo]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=x2eCAgQ1DTo. Hail, internet user! Well met. You are aware, though dimly, that your behavior online can be collected. You are aware, even more dimly still, that this behavior over time constitutes something called “user data,” and that it can be bought and sold en masse, or snooped on by the government. […]