Digitally Mediated Information Services

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I am the Director of the School of Information Resources and Library Science. I am primarily interested in digital data gathering in the field, analysis, synthesis and visualization to impact environmental decision making.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Digitally Mediated Information Services

Digitally Mediated Information Services

Interesting Discussion topic on the use of information services with "questionable" ethical application.
This is a link to the Data Mining applicationon Amazon wish-lists combined with google map.

Take a look at comments at
http://www.applefritter.com/bannedbooks

linked from

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/01/data_mining_and.html

Comments are welcome.

1 Comments:

Blogger Eric Blau said...

This isn't quite as alarming as it sounded in lecture--they only have access to information that has been made public by the individual Amazon customers through their wishlists. Amazon does not appear to be making public actual sales records linked to individuals.

2:02 PM  

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