Continuing along the flocking line of thought, I’m wondering how similar a stampede is to a runaway echo chamber. In both cases, they work best if the ‘shared knowledge’ is simple and clear. In a stampede, the idea is reduced to its simplest base – run! Although there may have been a reason at the beginning, at some point the group runs because it is running. Stopping will get you trampled. The only way to escape a stampede is to peel away from the edges, but that may not b possible due to environmental constraints (e.g. walls). Once started, they are hard to stop and ‘have a mind of their own’.
Added to the lit review folder for P&C considered harmful
Converted poster to PDF and test printed. And then noticed some things. And did it again. And then noticed some things. And did it again. And then noticed some things. And did it again. I think I’m done now. Need to send off this evening.
In this paper, we explore the anatomy of the information space on Facebook by characterizing on a global scale the news consumption patterns of 376 million users over a time span of 6 y (January 2010 to December 2015). We find that users tend to focus on a limited set of pages, producing a sharp community structure among news outlets. We also find that the preferences of users and news providers differ. By tracking how Facebook pages “like” each other and examining their geolocation, we find that news providers are more geographically confined than users. We devise a simple model of selective exposure that reproduces the observed connectivity patterns.
9:00 – 4:00 BRI
Send T my schedule – done
Clustering has been kicked under the bus. Need to respond, but also look for new work? Working on that with Aaron.
I’m getting a ’99’ charge number for research.
Helping Aaron put his accounts back together
Meeting with Chris Y, T, Aaron and me
How do we segment off the Aaron/Phil work
Figure out BRC and tell them they’re wrong? How to make this about success?
Fixed a bug with CorpusManager where the code broke it the kept percent is 100%
opnwatr.io: What if you could see what was going on in your brain or body with the detail of a high resolution camera or MRI machine in a simple wearable? Openwater is creating a device that can enable us to see inside our brains or bodies in great detail. With this comes the promise of new abilities to diagnose and treat disease and well beyond – communicating with thought alone.
More work on abstract cover. Pretty much done, though a rewording is in order. Something about fake news rather than Trump v Clinton, I think
8:30 – 5:00 BRC
Updated confluence page to have Ellis email and the documents he referenced
This is a demonstration of how a self-organizing map (SOM), also known as a Kohonen network, can be used to map high-dimensional data into a two-dimensional representation. For the sake of an easy visualization ‘high-dimensional’ in this case is 3D.
A Self Organizing Map (SOM) Package in Python: (SOMPY)