The Filter Bubble - Eli Pariser

Subtitle: How the new personalized web is changing what we read and how we think.
304 pages.

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  • Art J.

    Great book discussion. I think Facebook and Google are sensitive to bad press on the Filter/Personalization issue. They realize it does not take much for a Google to become a Yahoo or a FB to become MySpace if there is a bad perception. Here is how to protect yourself from the Filter Bubble and ways to turn off Google and Facebook personalization:

    10 Ways to Pop Your Filter Bubble
    http://www.thefilterbubble.com/10-things-you-can-do

    Facebook instant personalization: How to disable it, and why
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/facebook-instant-personalization-how-to-disable-it-and-why/8006

    For Google: Turn off search history personalization
    https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/54048?hl=en

    November 4, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      Thx. This one hit my fb newsfeed today. Cookieless, device (rather than browser) driven data collection: http://www.infoworld....­

      November 4, 2013

    • Art J.

      Wow. Great article! Google/FB have to comply with user wishes, because alot of the info is stored in their cookies. Device FingerPrinting allow them to be unaware. Its actually a great idea from my standpoint, but has potential for privacy issues.

      November 4, 2013

  • Cheryl

    I'm sorry that I was the last to arrive and the first to leave; weekends are often tough for me as typically I work a lot, and today I also had my dad's birthday celebration at 5:00 in Franklin. But I'm glad I came for a while, as it was a very interesting discussion! Thanks for hosting, Art. :)

    1 · November 3, 2013

    • Art J.

      glad you made it to both events!

      1 · November 4, 2013

  • Carol

    Sick with an unwelcome cold - interesting book.

    November 3, 2013

    • Art J.

      get well.

      1 · November 3, 2013

    • Larisa

      Missed you!

      1 · November 3, 2013

    • Art J.

      great story on openPDS and filter bubble. I hope to install before meeting today. I think this will be the new concern of consumers like identity theft is. Will it have to be paid for, because the data collection/personalizati­on is free?

      1 · November 3, 2013

  • Art J.

    This link is a plug for new search engine for DuckDuckGo. This is 20 figures and the last 2 is DuckDuckGo plug. But if you are a visual learner, view this link and you will get a great visual definition of the Filter Bubble.
    http://dontbubble.us/

    3 · October 14, 2013

    • Cheryl

      Very interesting, and especially helpful to me as I haven't been able to access google.com via my computer for months now. Thanks for sharing.

      1 · November 3, 2013

  • Leo F.

    I will be out of town that weekend

    October 22, 2013

  • Art J.

    Eli Pariser: The Filter Bubble Video Interview on The Agenda with Steve Paikin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KNNDqZREmU

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Art J.

    Wikipedia definition of Filter Bubble
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubble

    October 21, 2013

  • Cheryl

    I accidentally bought two copies of this book, so if anyone needs a copy call me. [masked] I'm heading out of town tomorrow so I'll leave the extra copy in my deckbox and if I hear from anyone you can just pick it up at your leisure. Please *call* rather than commenting here, though, as I won't be on the computer much when I'm out of town.

    1 · October 4, 2013

    • Cheryl

      Yes, I do; it's actually still in my deck box! It's in a plastic bag on the right side--can't miss it. Come get it anytime if you remember where I live, or call me if not[masked]-9305. :)

      October 17, 2013

    • Cheryl

      Not that anyone else seemed interested ha ha but just in case, John did take the book I was giving away. :)

      1 · October 19, 2013

  • Art J.

    Great Video to view before reading the book:
    Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ofWFx525s

    3 · October 13, 2013

  • Larisa

    "The fact is, that the public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything , except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands."

    - Oscar Wilde, "The Soul of Man Under Socialism" (1891)

    October 12, 2013

    • Leo F.

      I wonder who the Brangelinas and Kim Kardashians of 1891 were...

      1 · October 12, 2013

    • Larisa

      Ha ha! This filter bubble over here has barely an idea who you're talking about. ;) Pariser's book is excellent.

      October 13, 2013

  • Leo F.

    I don't have any books in mind right now, but I think it's a good topic for discussion. I'll keep an eye out for related books, articles or online videos.

    July 1, 2013

  • Art J.

    I am finishing HOW IS THE INTERNET CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK? http://edge.org/annual-question/how-is-the-internet-changing-the-way-you-think which is a collection of essays. I think the discussion forum would be a conducive setting for getting a wide perspective of this subject. Similar to the Education forum we recently had. I would suggest the Filter Bubble and HOW IS THE INTERNET CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK? be one of many books we could reference on the general question "Is the internet changing how we think?". Is there any other books you would recommend?

    1 · July 1, 2013

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