7:00 – 10:00, 11:00 – 3:00 VTX
- Was going to continue The Law of Group Polarization, but got sucked into the following. On a related note, I peeked at the group sensemaking paper from CSCW and realized that they are dealing with group polarization issues.
- Soooooooooo, I went back to check the links that the google search “link:http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com” brings up. In looking at the pages (mostly other blog-like sites), the link to dotearth is almost always in the blogroll list that’s off to the side on many of these sites. For example look at the lower right on climatecentral.org, and you’ll see the link.
- I think this makes sense. These are the generic pages that point to other generic pages. So I went back to Google and searched for ‘Paul Krugman blog‘ and then looked for the oldest post that I could find in the result, which was this one from January 16. Top ratings means that it has to be linked to a lot, so I tried “link:krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/23/how-to-make-donald-trump-president/“. Alas, that doesn’t return anything, though “link:krugman.blogs.nytimes.com” does.
- So I went to the the Wikipedia most referenced pages page. Top ranked was Geographic coordinate system, which has over 600k inbound links. But –
- Apparently, this is Google being coy. Searching for backlinks can be expensive. Moz has plans that start at $500/month. Bing also seems to have something with an API. Starting to check that out.
- Added philfeldman.com to my bing webmaster profile. Had to add BingSiteAuth.xml to the site.
- Nope, looks like it’s just the verified pages
- Looking at SEMrush. Pretty straightforward and $15 buys you 7,500 lines of results.
- Here’s the REST-ish API
- Here’s the first format I’ve tried:
- The first thing I tried out was on my angular blog entry, and this is what comes back:
1;Phil Feldman Resume (WebGL);http://philfeldman.com/;https://phifel.wordpress.com/;My Primary Blog;15;4;1424207638;1452178080
1;Phil Feldman Resume (WebGL);http://www.philfeldman.com/;https://phifel.wordpress.com/;My Primary Blog;15;4;1435689880;1452178091
- Pretty good! Very clean. Then I tried boardsanctions.com:
0;Plastic Surgery - Avoiding The Nightmare Case - Social Gaming Wiki FR;http://fr.socialgamingwiki.com/index.php/Plastic_Surgery_-_Avoiding_The_Nightmare_Case;http://boardsanctions.com/;Georgia Medical Board Actions;4;32;1454582397;1454582397
0;Plastic Surgeon - Advice To Allow You Choose – TFC;http://www.tvfc.de/index.php?printable=yes&title=Plastic_Surgeon_-_Advice_To_Allow_You_Choose;http://boardsanctions.com/;Doctors to avoid;2;28;1452634501;1452634501
0;Finding A Plastic Surgeon In Your Area – TheorieWiki;http://theoriewiki.org/index.php?oldid=8721&title=Finding_A_Plastic_Surgeon_In_Your_Area;http://boardsanctions.com/;Ohio Medical Board Actions;4;40;1451297137;1451297137
0;How To Prepare For Your Breast Augmentation – TheorieWiki;http://theoriewiki.org/index.php?title=How_To_Prepare_For_Your_Breast_Augmentation;http://boardsanctions.com/;Doctor Complaints;4;33;1444916428;1453210146
0;Finding A Plastic Surgeon In Your Area: Unterschied zwischen den Versionen – TheorieWiki;http://theoriewiki.org/index.php?diff=8723&oldid=8721&title=Finding_A_Plastic_Surgeon_In_Your_Area;http://boardsanctions.com/;Florida Medical Board Sanctions;4;39;1457400844;1457400844
0;Benutzer:FelicaAngelo06 – TheorieWiki;http://theoriewiki.org/index.php?title=Benutzer%3AFelicaAngelo06;http://boardsanctions.com/;NC Medical Board Actions;5;35;1448297485;1458043290
0;Benutzer:FelicaAngelo06 – TheorieWiki;http://theoriewiki.org/index.php?title=Benutzer%3AFelicaAngelo06;http://boardsanctions.com/;http://boardsanctions.com/;5;35;1448297485;1458043290
0;Benutzer:FelicaAngelo06 – TheorieWiki;http://theoriewiki.org/index.php?printable=yes&title=Benutzer%3AFelicaAngelo06;http://boardsanctions.com/;NC Medical Board Actions;5;30;1456257160;1457931212
0;Benutzer:FelicaAngelo06 – TheorieWiki;http://theoriewiki.org/index.php?printable=yes&title=Benutzer%3AFelicaAngelo06;http://boardsanctions.com/;http://boardsanctions.com/;5;30;1456257160;1457931212
0;Finding A Plastic Surgeon In Your Area – TheorieWiki;http://theoriewiki.org/index.php?title=Finding_A_Plastic_Surgeon_In_Your_Area;http://boardsanctions.com/;Florida Medical Board Sanctions;4;33;1443858328;1457622408
- Note that it’s a good thing I’m limiting the results to 10! The second thing to notice is every one of these links is SEO garbage. This one is my favorite. Now, this is ordered according to rank (however that’s calculated) and maybe there are better ways to order the results, but this does make me nervous about using backlinks without some checking. Maybe cosine similarity?
- So the last thing, if we want to spend some money is to use the common crawl for backlinks. Not sure if it would make any difference, but there would be more insight. As an example, there’s wikireverse which did exactly that.
7:00 – 4:00 VTX
- Continuing The Law of Group Polarization. Slow going. Mostly because there is so much good stuff.
- Overall, I’m arguing that viewing Group Polarization through the lens of Connectivism, we can see how networked communities are often driven into bubbles and that property can be used to evaluate the trustworthiness of an information source. This has implications for design at different levels of abstraction.At the UI level, it implies that giving a user more interactive control over the makeup of their news feed can inform them about the range of diversity in views about a particular topic and where their feed falls on that spectrum. Because this implies the presence of a larger group, it it is possible to provide the user with the means (through direct manipulation) to interactively adjust the makeup of their news feeds and expose them to more trustworthy sourcesAt the document level, it imples that a mix of lexical and link analysis should be sufficient to allow for indexing a document on a trustworthiness scale.At the network level, it implies that the relationships of documents within a network should be sufficient to place documents on a trustworthiness scale.
- Page 182 – And when one or more people in a group know the right answer to a factual question, the group is likely to shift in the direction of accuracy.
- This is the effect of the Star Pattern. So how does someone find the right answer?
- Looking around for automated ways of doing Delphi Method
- Page 184: Group polarization has particular implications for insulated “outgroups” and (in the extreme case) for the treatment of conspiracies. Recall that polarization increases when group members identify themselves along some salient dimension, and especially when the group is able to define itself by contrast to another group. Outgroups are in this position-of self-contrast to others-by definition. Excluded by choice or coercion from discussion with others, such groups may become polarized in quite extreme directions, often in part because of group polarization. It is for this reason that outgroup members can sometimes be led, or lead themselves, to violent acts
- Stopped at pg 186 – III. DELIBERATIVE TROUBLE.
- Looking at IBM Bluemix briefly in case we have to go down that route
- Chrome, or at least the way I set up Chrome and bluemix do not get along. trying Firefox. Still not great, but better.
- Since it looks like we’re not going to do wacky mash-ups, back to work on the rating app.
- Hit the MySql max_packet limit. Changed to 4M. Other follow-on changes:
## of RAM but beware of setting memory usage too high
innodb_buffer_pool_size = 64M
innodb_additional_mem_pool_size = 8M
## Set .._log_file_size to 25 % of buffer pool size
innodb_log_file_size = 20M
innodb_log_buffer_size = 8M
innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 1
innodb_lock_wait_timeout = 50