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The Real Dogs of Instagram: Photo Collections of the American Kennel Club Library and Archives

To all you canine-lovers out there, did you know there is a library dedicated to all things dogs? Situated in the heart of NYC, The American Kennel Club (AKC) Library and Archives is home to one of the largest collections

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“Meet the K-Pop Stans Cataloging Their Fave Groups’ Best Looks”

A major part of K-Pop’s appeal is the bold, often eccentric, meticulously styled and coordinated looks that its stars wear. This article from Dazed is about the growing community of K-Pop fans that are using social media to “catalog,” in

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The Challenge of Preserving the Historical Record of #MeToo

In June of 2018, the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute announced its intention to collect the millions of tweets and hundreds of thousands of web pages that will form the historical record of the #MeToo movement. According to

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Facebook Accused of Allowing Bias Against Women in Job Ads

This recent article in The New York Times caught my eye, as it made me think of the assigned article regarding bias in AI that we read during one of the first weeks of class (INFO 653-02). The story talks about

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Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now

There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we rely on so-called reputational devices to evaluate it. What makes this

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#MeToo, #YoTambién, #MoiAussi

Data Visualization credit to Erin Gallagher, Medium@Erin_Gallagher For most of us, social tagging is a de facto part of everyday life. We tag pictures of beautifully arranged food (#HomecookedDinner), of our pets (#Fluffy), even of ourselves (#WokeUpLikeThis), all for the

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The unexpected boon of impermanence

In a world of CCTV cameras on every corner, and smartphones in every hand, we’re living in a time with unprecedented amounts of data. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to see how to parse and use this data in a

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