Posts Tagged ‘Cognitive Bias’

Are the N-Geners different after all? Is the swift, social media enabled, coordination of mass protests in the “Arab spring” or the “London Riots” a sign of a rising “culture of cooperation”, inspired by the Internet?  In their book Wikinomics netoptimists Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams claim the Net- Generation, born after the invention of […]


Although we do know better, a large body of our knowledge about economics is built on two assumptions which are plainly wrong. The first widespread misaproximation is that people make (economically) rational decisions and the second is that they do so independent of one another. The book “The Connected Costumer” tries to advance marketing theory […]


It is now official: Google has declared war on ‘content farms’. Last week, Google changed its algorithm with the explicit goal to filter out the low quality content that content farms produce, changing up to 15% of its search results. I am sure that, because of this measure, the average quality of high-ranking pages has […]


We “search”. We “search’” a lot. What internet critic Geert Lovink called “the society of the query” (a review), has become a reality, possibly beyond his “worst” dreams. But how does it affect us? Search is helpful but I would say that it does make it easier for us to rely on our cognitive biases, […]