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Beware of online "Filter Bubbles"

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Beware of online "Filter Bubbles"

"The internet is showing us what it thinks we want to see, not necessarily what we need to see"

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seem to get emails everyday from companies trying to sell me their SEO packages (search engine optimization) After seeing this video, one wonders how useful any of this could possibly be?

May 16, 2011 at 9:05 AM

 

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