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Reads tagged with “Google”

Culturomics: What We Can Learn from 5 Million Books
Culturomics: What We Can Learn from 5 Million Books

How to put your “beft” foot forward, or what the algorithm of censorship has to do with 1950.

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Summer Reading List: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine
Summer Reading List: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine

The history and future of the Internet, algorithms vs. curators, reinventing education, and how to live with optimism.

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Tina Fey Makes Google’s Eric Schmidt Really, Really Uncomfortable
Tina Fey Makes Google’s Eric Schmidt Really, Really Uncomfortable

What ladyparts have to do with Mark Twain and making Google blush.

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Historypin: Past Meets Present in Street View
Historypin: Past Meets Present in Street View

What urban storytelling has to do with the end of WWII and Google Maps mashups.

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The Year in Ideas: 8 Best of 2008
The Year in Ideas: 8 Best of 2008

8 things that shaped the year’s innovation footprint, or what Buckminster Fuller has to do with tap water and Michael Phelps.

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In The Plex: How Google Changed Our Lives and Everything Else
In The Plex: How Google Changed Our Lives and Everything Else

What red gym balls have to do with censorship, privacy and organizing all the world’s information.

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The Filter Bubble: Algorithm vs. Curator & the Value of Serendipity
The Filter Bubble: Algorithm vs. Curator & the Value of Serendipity

How the web gives us what we want to see, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.

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Life in a Day: Google Crowdsources Humanity
Life in a Day: Google Crowdsources Humanity

Documenting the world, or how to take one of 6.7 billion pathways to Sundance.

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Google Groupies Galore: Goollery
Google Groupies Galore: Goollery

What album covers have to do with shoe shopping and Renaissance paintings.

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RSS Minimalism
RSS Minimalism

What Google, minimalism and the world’s most celebrated font have in common.

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