TED Talk: The Filter Bubble

9 Dec

We had our last day of Reference 101 last night, and our professor showed us this TED talk by Eli Pariser about the customization that online services like Google and Facebook “provide” for users. Basically, his point is that not only have you not signed up to have your results filtered, you also have no control over it, nor do you know what the magic filtering formula is. This results in decreased access to information, without ever knowing it’s not there.

Worth a watch:


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