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Filter Bubble Question: What Do You Get When You Google…

A few days back I was searching for some topic that I have since forgotten. During my search, I typed the terms: “story behind” and was amused by Google’s first auto-suggestion. Advertisements

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The Filter Bubble: A Great Book That Exposes an Emerging Trend

“A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.” — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You is Eli Pariser’s fascinating account … Continue reading

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War Experiments Follow-up

Nearly two weeks ago, I tried a brief experiment to test Eli Pariser’s contention from his recent book, that Google’s use of 57 signals to personalize someone’s search results leads to a filter bubble. I also promised to include a second post with … Continue reading

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War Experiments

Yesterday, I wrote about Eli Pariser’s intriguing new book, which argues that social media like Facebook and search engines like Google are creating filter bubbles. In turn, he maintains these filter bubbles result in increased political polarization among Americans. Pariser has … Continue reading

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The Filter Bubble: Why Your Internet Reality May Be Different From Mine

I have often argued that one of the reasons that Americans have become increasingly partisan over the past several decades has a lot to do with the end of military conscription. No longer are Americans from different backgrounds, races, geographic … Continue reading

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