Come see the violence inherent in the system!

(With apologies to Monty Python, for steaing the title out of the Holy Grail)

I don’t exactly feel one way or another toward the particulars of this particular issue about a blogger accusing Digg of censorship, but it’d be interesting to see which victims of convenience for which sites receive what kind of treatment. Almost looking into things based on a pattern of outrage… which sites tend to get the most complaints, why certain complaints take off while others don’t, see if there’s any way to capture some data and mine it for market trends.

Maybe there’s a pattern. Or maybe it’s not so much of a pattern as it is a trail which can provide insight into the thought process of humanity. Of course, the idea is much more likely to get funding since the results would just also -happen- to coincide with predicting and modeling advertising best practices.

Hmmm…. a future paper on Outrage in the Marketplace might just be in order. If only I truly had nothing else to do during the Winter break already. Well, write it down and come back to it later.


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