用 PageRank 跑 arXiv 上面 CS paper 的排名

在「Ask HN: AI/ML papers to catch up with current state of AI?」這邊看到的,本來只是在討論有哪些 AI/ML paper 可以看,結果在 id=38654200 這邊看到這個網站,上面的資料是每天更新一次:

https://trendingpapers.com/

This tool can help you find what's new & relevant to read. It's updated every day (based on ArXiv).

You can filter by category (Computer Vision, Machine Learning, NLP, etc), by release date, but most importantly, you can rank by PageRank (proxy of influence/readership), PageRank growth (to see the fastest growing papers in terms of influence), total # of citations, etc...

依照「Frequently Asked Questions」的說明,是用 PageRankarXiv 上面的 paper,主要是 CS 為主。

難得看到 PageRank 出現而且是用在 paper citation 上面...

Facebook 操弄 Trending 裡的新聞

看了 GizmodoFacebook 的對話,就有種之前某長輩常說的「沒被抓到就不算犯罪喔~」的感覺:「Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News」。

Gizmodo 接到前員工的線報後,再加上透過關係問到其他的前員工,證實了標題的消息:

Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the site’s users.

Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module, even if they weren’t popular enough to warrant inclusion—or in some cases weren’t trending at all. The former curators, all of whom worked as contractors, also said they were directed not to include news about Facebook itself in the trending module.

當然 Facebook 對於這種沒辦法證實的事情是全盤否認,不過再重複一次某長輩的「沒被抓到就不算犯罪喔~」的經典台詞...