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This was supposed to be an image that showed how people will claim to have a superior understanding of Google’s algorithm to such a degree that they can offer “1st page placement”. Something has happened to the image which I’ll need to rectify, but the context was Gillespie’s “Evaluation of Relevance” section of the secondary reading this week.

Just Pinned to Alogrithms: 43 Penguin Friendly SEO Tips for Page One Google Rankings:

Pinned to Alogrithms on Pinterest

I included this image of a book cover because it exemplified the element of fear that people hold about algorithmic culture, the invasive, pervasive and prominent role algorithms have taken in our every day life. It also looks like a book I might yet read.

Just Pinned to Alogrithms: The dangers of big data: How society is being controlled by mathematical algorithms:

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“So in many ways, algorithms remain outside our grasp, and they are designed to be. ……”

Just Pinned to Algorithms: joke-algorithm-is:
“……This is not to say that we should not aspire to illuminate their workings and impact.”
 (Gillespie, 2012 p26)