Social Media, Polarization, and the Wisdom of Crowds

Workshop May 22, 2019

Organizer: Prof. Erik J. Olsson

LUX, room B251

Department of Philosophy, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
Lund University

9.00-9.55: Mark Alfano (Delft University of Technology and Australian Catholic University): “Technologically Scaffolded Atypical Cognition: The Case of YouTube’s Recommender System”

10.00-10.55: Emily Sullivan (Delft University of Technology): “Social Network-Epistemology”

11.00-11.30: Coffee

11.30-12.25: Pascal Jürgens (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz): “The Moving Target of the Web”

12.30-13.25: Lunch

13.30-14.25: Erik J. Olsson (Lund University): “Does Google Read Our Minds: Personalized Search, Filter Bubbles and Democracy”

14.30-15.25: Guy Madison (Umeå University): “Assessing Filter Bubbles in Search: Critical Survey of Approaches and Methods” (preliminary title)

15.30-16.00: Coffee

16.00-16.55: Rasmus K. Rendsvig (University of Copenhagen): “If Everybody Shares it, it Must be True! Using Social Network Diffusion for Post Quality Evaluation”

19.00: Workshop dinner