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Leading Minds Workshop @ University of Leeds

I was at a Leading Minds workshop over the weekend, at the University of Leeds. It was organised by Jamie Dow.

It is a research project, at the Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied Centre, on methods of persuasion. It brings together ancient philosophical discussions of the skills of “dialectic” (in interactive dialogue) and “rhetoric” [...]

Facebook and Academic Research Ethics

From The Guardian

“Facebook’s second most powerful executive, Sheryl Sandberg, has apologised for the conduct of secret psychological tests on nearly 700,000 users in 2012, which prompted outrage from users and experts alike.

The experiment, revealed by a scientific paper published in the March issue of Proceedings of National Academy [...]

This should make you rethink how you conduct yourself online

The more we “connect” online, the less actual human interactions we have, making us fairly unsocial. [...]

Tiny Data + Unstructured Data = Big Data

“Big Data” combines structured “Tiny Data” and unstructured “Social Data”. Combining these to create useful insight and action plans is a business necessity. [...]