SOPA, Job Innovation, and Creativity in Isolation

by Jon Follett

Here’s what we’re reading online, this week at Involution, on design, tech, and the digital life, in our links round up.

SOPA: Anatomy of a Public Uprising
As most of us of are aware, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill in the US House of Representatives, while purported to protect content providers, in fact hides within its depths the chilling ability to freeze online businesses and tech innovation through a set of draconian provisions, that would, for instance, force search engines to filter their search results.

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Topics: facebook, social networks, search, job innovation, ftc, creativity, SOPA, Analysis, Blog, google, innovation

Knowledge comes from depth, not breadth

by Dirk Knemeyer

What search engines do best is immediately give us lots of scattershot information. It may be relevant, or it may not. It may be timely, or it may not. It may be useful, or it may not. While search engines used to be magic, as we become more mature users of connected computing devices, increasingly their results are clumsy. While it remains remarkable that they can bring us so much so quickly, the uneven nature of what they are providing is increasingly frustrating as we continue to expect more.

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Topics: search, content, Analysis, Blog