Filter Bubbles: Eli Pariser at TED
I came across this video when searching for new and inspiring TED talks. The topic looked interesting and once I had watched it, it wasn’t a case of looking interesting anymore, but a case of this is actually a scary thought of what is happening with the web.
Do we care that someone else is making choices on our behalf? Is there really no more ‘standard’ Google? What happens if most of us no longer go to newspapers for information, (which are governed by journalistic ethics) and we rely on our internet searches? The concerns raised in Pariser’s talk are worrying and I wonder what can be done about it. We seem to be prejudged before we even enter our first search term, is this really helpful or is it filtering that we didn’t ask for?
The ‘web for one’ isn’t a web I want.
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