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Cognitive bias cheat sheet
1: Information overload sucks, so we aggressively filter.
2: Lack of meaning is confusing, so we fill in the gaps.
3: Need to act fast lest we lose our chance, so we jump to conclusions.
4: This isn’t getting easier, so we try to remember the important bits.
psychology  sociology  cognitive  cognitivebias  brain 
september 2016 by garrettc
Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do
"You are more likely to be friends with someone who has more friends than with someone who has fewer friends."
psychology  statistics  maths  friends  culture  society  sociology  paradox  mathematics 
november 2009 by garrettc
Worldmapper
Thought provoking and interesting set of maps where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. Population, air travel, tourism, expenditure etc.
cool  data  design  earth  education  geography  history  future  images  information  research  social  sociology  visualisation  teaching  statistics  world  demographics  maps 
may 2006 by garrettc
Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy
How groups rise and fall, and the dynamics contained within. From Clay Shirky's 2003 talk at etech.
article  community  culture  discussion  learning  network  paper  philosophy  productivity  psychology  research  social  socialsoftware  society  sociology  collaboration  group  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
march 2006 by garrettc
A social analysis of tagging
Rashmi Sinha explores why people tag, the psychology behind feedback and reinforcement .
blog  culture  del.icio.us  flickr  folksonomy  psychology  social  cognitive  sociology  software  tagging 
january 2006 by garrettc

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