Phil 1.11.18

7:00 – 5:00 ASRC NASA

  • The Philosopher Redefining Equality (New Yorker profile of Elizabeth Anderson)
    • She takes great pleasure in arranging information in useful forms; if she weren’t a philosopher, she thinks, she’d like to be a mapmaker, or a curator of archeological displays in museums.
  • Trolling the U.S.: Q&A on Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election
    • Ryan Boyd and researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research analyzed Facebook ads and Twitter troll accounts run by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) to determine how people with differing political ideologies were targeted and pitted against each other through this “largely unsophisticated and low-budget” operation. To learn more about the study and its findings, we asked Boyd the following questions:
    • Boyd is an interesting guy. Here’s his twitter profile: Social/Personality Psychologist, Computational Social Scientist, and Occasional Software Developer.
  • Applied for an invite to the TF Dev summit
  • Work on text analytics?
    • Extract data by groups, group, user and start looking at cross-correlations
      • Started modifying post_analyzer.py
    • PHP “story” generator?
    • Updating IntelliJ
  • More DB work