William Cohen’s blog has a post about a long fascinating thread on a political blog that found out they were being analyzed by algorithms. The community investigates and some attempt to fight back by gathering and posting personal/private information on the researchers.
I found comment #303 particularly interesting,
Tae, let that be a lesson: Blogs are not inert things that can be studied dispassionately! Sometimes they can bite back — jump right up at you through the screen.
And the meaning of sentences cannot be dissected by computer analysis.
I wonder if this will happen more as people gain awareness that they’re being analyzed.
[by way of Matthew Hurst]