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Scientific Meta-Analysis as Organzing System

The controversial recent Stanford study finding that organically grown food is no more nutritious than conventionally grown food is an interesting example of resource description and classification and how the resulting interactions in an organizing system come together to form conclusions. The study was a meta-analysis of previously published studies of conventional and organic food.

“The 1200 Cougars at Jones Middle School are about to get tagged” - KENS5 news

Two schools in San Antonio Texas have started requiring their students to wear name tags with embedded RFID sensor. This tags serve as access cards, allow them to buy lunch and checkout books but mostly are used to track their location throughout campus and on busses.

For the purpose of 202 in the news I think it’s best to ignore the privacy implications and dehumanizing effect of tracking students like cattle, but the system’s origins raise some important points. 

The Organization System of the new Feedly

I've tried many news feed applications in the past years, but I usually stick with Google Reader for the convenience and consistency, since I use Google everything. But I heard some whispers about the app Feedly, and I saw this Lifehacker post about its recent upgrade, so I decided to check it out and analyze the way it organizes its news articles.

Economics as an organizing system: The rise and fall of Bitcoin

The majority of the organizing systems we’ve seen so far have focused on organizing “things”, whether they are physical objects (a book), digital surrogates for those objects (an item in a library catalog), or digital resources that do not have any parallel in the physical world (an eBook).

Wolfram's New Facebook Report

Everyone talks about the possibilities of exploiting the goldmine of personal information that Facebook has collected over the years. Many mobile and web apps dig into the pool of their users' information, but Wolfram Alpha's new Facebook Report function, as briefly explained in CNN Tech's article.

Dashboard as an Organizing System

A thoughtfully designed dashboard is an exceptional tool for keeping pulse on business performance, but a poorly designed conglomerate of charts and tables can be a distraction. The article “3 reasons to hate BI dashboards” by Joe McKendrick posted on the business technology news website ZDNet criticizes the current state of corporate dashboards for being poorly organized, not actionable, and not much more useful than they were 20 years ago even with technological advances.

What Makes Paris Look Like Paris?

Data mining is the process of organizing and structuring random data so as to extract meaningful information from large

Using Data to Optimize Chicago's Public Transit

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) manages and operates the public transportation system in Chicago. The transit system, composed of 8 train lines and 140 bus routes, is the second largest in the nation, and provides an average of 1.69 million rides on an average weekday (based on the 2011 statistics). Despite increasing ridership, CTA continues to face operational issues, due to the ongoing financial crisis and budget cuts. 

"The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy" and the problem of description resource reliability

Whether or not readers recognize it as such, they all use some kind of personal organizing system to determine which books they choose to read (in other words, to add a given resource to the collection of books that will be read). The very vastness of the collection of available books makes it essential to do so. Along with metadata such as genre, author, price, and library availability, a common method of developing organizing principles for this system is to use description resources (recommendations from friends, editorial reviews, online user reviews).

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