Bayesian Filtering And Dynamic Processes

This spectacular article by Arnold Kling in Tech Central Station today analyzes the roles that content intermediaries play, and how those roles evolve over time and with technology. He succinctly captures the dynamics of the situation with the concept of Bayesian filtering, and he also points out (accurately, I think) that one particularly valuable role that weblogs play is precisely the informed filtering that their authors do. Read the article, it’s superb.