apophenia jumped into the discussion around the evaluation of blog popularity via link indexing with a very interesting post stressing the very necessary hint towards the inherent biases of any tech and the difficulty to respect …
.. anyone who believes that science or technology is neutral. Unfortunately, even when people consciously know that they are not, they give credence to the biased outputs without questioning the underlying assumptions. This is why i’m an academic – nothing gives me greater joy than to think about what biases go into the creation of a particular system.
.. and discovers quite interesting patterns within the structures … read here.