To effectively develop my digital artefact, I rely heavily on feedback loops. After I produce something, I analyse the feedback I get from it. This then enables me to determine what to do in the future and how my audience reacts.
When linking this to the comparison between iOS and Android, it’s clear that the open source may benefit from feedback loops. Anyone is able to modify elements of Android products and platforms, which are each classified as a stem off of Android. The more popular elements are taken and copied, the others are adjusted in coherence with the feedback. In comparison, Apple has tight control over it’s apps.
Google is also successful due to the page rank algorithm. This algorithm counted the amount of links that were made to a site rather than the amount of keywords on the site. This algorithm is based on the feedback loop. Google is therefore using the feedback loop and ultimately relies on the long tail effect. Slowly but surely, it is building through crowd sourcing information and functions in order to improve. My remediation demonstrates that each element becomes feedback, which enables Google to grow and build bigger and stronger.
It’s possible to compare this to my digital artefact, as I am continuously relying on feedback to improve. I am also relying on the long tail effect in a way, as I am waiting for feedback to slowly, yet surely improve my artefact.