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Learn About Algorithms – They're Steering Us Around the Web
By: Doug Bedell
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Who or what is shaping your communication environment? How about algorithms, the mathematical computations that lead us around the web? Get a better understanding of them from a Columbia Journalism Review article, “Who’s afraid of a big bad algorithm?” It’s great for weekend reading.

“Good algorithms learn,” says the piece, “and they are constantly refining how they provide you information.” Gee, we should be grateful, shouldn’t we? Yeah, but understand them, too.


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About the Author
Doug Bedell has a background in journalism and PR and is the owner of Resource Relations LLC in Central PA, focusing on organizational and crisis communication. He’s the community manager of SimplyFair.net, a social network on fairness. On the Web, Doug’s at www.ResourceRelations.com. On Twitter, he’s @DougBeetle.
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