Hypothes.is Notebook

As I use my domain here as a commonplace book of sorts, below is a list of my highlights and comments across the web using the Hypothes.is annotation tool. It’s made possible by a plugin made by Kris Shaffer and discussed at Hypothes.is Aggregator ― a WordPress plugin and Hypothes.is as a public research notebook.

Chris Aldrich | Hypothes.is “Notebook”

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Why gesture-based interfaces haven’t lived up to the hype

balloons

I remember the false positive Leo Laporte reported in his home security system when it thought a balloon floating by was an intruder in his home.

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[Publish] Facebook Profiles can no longer be connected to Buffer Publish - Buffer FAQ

We believe that Facebook is also actively encouraging people to use tools like Buffer Publish for their business or organization, rather than personal use. They are continuing to support the use of Facebook Pages, rather than personal Profiles, for things like scheduling and analytics.

Of course they're encouraging people to do this. Pushing them to the business side is where they're making all the money.

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#IndieWeb, Rights, Responsibility (and Some Russian)

Who you talk to? Facebook feed. Chasing likes and clicks? Instagram envy.

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#IndieWeb, Rights, Responsibility (and Some Russian)

digital hygiene

just having the phrase is a start!

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Protected: An introduction to the Indieweb for name.com

I’m not looking for just a “hipster-web”, but a new and demonstrably better web.

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Chris Aldrich response to “Interviewing my digital domains”

Chris Aldrich used Hypothesis to annotate my post on Interviewing my digital domains.

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An Invisible Rating System At Your Favorite Chain Restaurant Is Costing Your Server

Having low scores posted for all coworkers to see was “very embarrassing,” said Steph Buja, who recently left her job as a server at a Chili’s in Massachusetts. But that’s not the only way customers — perhaps inadvertently — use the tablets to humiliate waitstaff. One diner at Buja’s Chili’s used Ziosk to comment, “our waitress has small boobs.”According to other servers working in Ziosk environments, this isn’t a rare occurrence.

This is outright sexual harrassment and appears to be actively creating a hostile work environment. I could easily see a class action against large chains and/or against the app maker themselves. Aggregating the data and using it in a smart way is fine, but I suspect no one in the chain is actively thinking about what they're doing, they're just selling an idea down the line. The maker of the app should be doing a far better job of filtering this kind of crap out and aggregating the data in a smarter way and providing a better output since the major chains they're selling it to don't seem to be capable of processing and disseminating what they're collecting.

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An Invisible Rating System At Your Favorite Chain Restaurant Is Costing Your Server

“Customers who might discriminate against a certain class or group of workers can use the system to leave negative comments that would affect the workers,” said Cornell’s Ajunwa. She compared the restaurant system to student evaluations of professors, which determine the trajectory of their careers, and tend to be biased against women.

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An Invisible Rating System At Your Favorite Chain Restaurant Is Costing Your Server

And Ziosk could be a roundabout way for employers to discriminate against employees. Employers are legally restricted from evaluating employees based gender, age, race, or appearance, according to Karen Levy, an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University — but nothing is stopping Ziosk users from doing that, even though those ratings can affect a worker’s pay or employment. “If you outsource that job to a consumer, you may be able to escape that,” she said.

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An Invisible Rating System At Your Favorite Chain Restaurant Is Costing Your Server

Systems like Ziosk and Presto allow customers to channel frustrations that would otherwise end up on public platforms like Yelp — which can make or break a restaurant — into a closed system that the restaurant controls.

I like that they're trying to own and control their own data, but it seems like they've relied on a third party company to do most of the thinking for them and they're not actually using the data they're gathering in the proper ways. This is just painfully deplorable.

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Interviewing my digital domains

This is due to a natural human reaction to “Google” someone before we meet them for the first time. Before we show up to teach a class, take a class, interview for a job, go on a date…we’ve been reviewed online. Other people use the trail of breadcrumbs that we’ve left behind to make judgements about us. The question/challenge is that this trail of breadcrumbs is usually incomplete, and locked up in various silos. You may have bits of your identity in Facebook or Twitter, while you have other parts locked up in Instagram, Snapchat, or LinkedIn. What do these incomplete pieces say about you? Furthermore, are they getting the entire picture of you when they uncover certain details? Can they look back to see what else you’re interested in? Can they see how you think all of these interests fit together…or they seeing the tail end of a feverish bout of sharing cat pics?

I can't help but think that doing this is a form of cultural anthropology being practiced contemporaneously. Which is more likely: someone a 100 years from now delving into my life via my personal website that aggregated everything or scholars attempting to piece it all back together from hundreds of other sites? Even with advanced AI techniques, I think the former is far more likely. Of course I also think about what [@Undine](https://twitter.com/HorribleSanity) is posting about cats on Twitter or perhaps following [#marginaliamonday and cats](https://twitter.com/search?vertical=default&q=%23marginaliamonday%20cat&src=typd), and they're at least taking things to a whole new level of scholarship.
[also on [boffosocko.com](https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/interviewing-my-digital-domains-w-ian-obyrne/#This%20is%20due%20to%20a%20natural%20human%20reaction)]

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Interviewing my digital domains

academia is built on the premise (IMHO) of getting a good idea, parlaying that into a job and tenure, and waiting for death. I’ve had a lot of colleagues and acquaintances ask why I would bother blogging. Ask why I share all of this content online. Ask why I’m not afraid that someone is going to steal my ideas.

Though all too true, this is just a painful statement for me. The entirety of our modern world is contingent upon the creation of ideas, their improvement and evolution, and their spreading. In an academic world where attribution of ideas is paramount, why wouldn't one publish quickly and immediately on one's own site (or anywhere else they might for that matter keeping in mind that it's almost trivially easy to self-publish it on one's own website nearly instantaneously)? Early areas of science were held back by the need to communicate by handwriting letters as the primary means of communication. Books eventually came, but the research involved and even the printing process could take decades. Now the primary means of science communication is via large (often corporate owned) journals, but even this process may take a year or more of research and then a year or more to publish and get the idea out. Why not write the ideas up and put them out on your own website and collect more immediate collaborators? Funding is already in such a sorry state that generally, even an idea alone, will not get the ball rolling. I'm reminded of the gospel song ["This little light of mine"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Little_Light_of_Mine) whose popular lyrics include: "Hide it under a bushel? No! / I'm gonna let it shine" and "Don't let Satan blow it out, / I'm gonna let it shine" I'm starting to worry that academia in conjunction with large corporate publishing interests are acting the role of Satan in the song which could easily be applied to ideas as well as to my little light.
[also on [boffosocko.com](https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/interviewing-my-digital-domains-w-ian-obyrne/#academia%20is%20built%20on%20the%20premise)]

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Interviewing my digital domains

teachers hid their Facebook accounts for fear of being fired.

The sound of this to me know reminds me of the type of suppression of thought that might have occurred in the middle ages. Of course open thought and discussion is important for teachers the same way it is for every other person. However there are a few potential counterexamples where open discussion of truly abhorrent ideas can run afoul of community mores. Case in point: * https://boffosocko.com/2018/03/04/exclusive-florida-public-school-teacher-has-a-white-nationalist-podcast-huffington-post/ * https://boffosocko.com/2018/03/07/florida-teacher-says-her-racist-podcast-was-satire-new-york-times/
[also on [boffosocko.com](https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/interviewing-my-digital-domains-w-ian-obyrne/#teachers%20hid%20their%20Facebook%20accounts)]

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Interviewing my digital domains

The plan is to use the site to share surveys, interviews, and researcher notes.

Note to self: I need to keep documenting examples of these open labs, open notebooks, etc. in the open science area.
[also on [boffosocko.com](https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/interviewing-my-digital-domains-w-ian-obyrne/#The%20plan%20is%20to%20use%20the%20site%20to%20share)]

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Interviewing my digital domains

Most of this work is focused on collaboration, transparency, and working/thinking in the open.


[also on [boffosocko.com](https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/interviewing-my-digital-domains-w-ian-obyrne/#Most%20of%20this%20work%20is%20focused)]

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Interviewing my digital domains

This should be a space where you can create the identity that you want to have. You can write yourself into existence.

I like this sentiment. Had René Descartes been born a bit later might he have said "Blogeō, ergo sum"?
[also on [boffosocko.com](https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/interviewing-my-digital-domains-w-ian-obyrne/#This%20should%20be%20a%20space%20where)]

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Interviewing my digital domains

Having a domain is important to me as I research, develop, and teach.

example of a domain as thinking out loud or thought spaces blogging as thinking [also on [boffosocko.com](https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/interviewing-my-digital-domains-w-ian-obyrne/#Having%20a%20domain%20is%20important%20to%20me)]

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Interviewing my digital domains

PDF form

Let me know when you're done and we'll see about helping you distribute it in .epub and .mobi formats as e-books as well.

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Interviewing my digital domains

or at least they pretend

I don't think we're pretending. I know I'm not!

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Interviewing my digital domains

Senior colleagues indicate that I should not have to balance out publishing in “traditional, peer-reviewed publications” as well as open, online spaces.

Do your colleagues who read your work, annotate it, and comment on it not count as peer-review? Am I wasting my time by annotating all of this? 🙂 (I don't think so...)

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