A Domain of One’s Own

After reading Audrey Watters’s presentation: Beneath the Cobblestone…A Domain of One’s Own, a couple of things she mentioned really peaked my interest. When she described how data for Google worked, Audrey mentions that the data of what you search for gets collected and distributed back to you. I thought this was funny because I’ve recently experienced this. I looked up cosplayers and costumes one day and a few days later when I went on Google, I received ads about costumes for cosplaying.

In the presentation, Audrey quoted Antonio Gramsci that I liked and agreed with. She said “I am a pessimist because of intelligence but an optimist because of will.” I like this quote because I feel it represents an ideal way to view technology now.

For those who want to read or watch the presentation, here is the link:

http://hackeducation.com/2014/04/25/domain-of-ones-own-incubator-emory

One thought on “A Domain of One’s Own”

  1. Audrey is really great and if you find this post interesting you’ll like many others. Glad that it caused you to recognize the cause of the ads hitting you days later!

    And if you ever wish to “hide” that’s what incognito mode is for and even another layer which is to use a VPN to push your traffic through servers from around the world!

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