The danger of filter bubbles

(via Mathias Klang) I highly recommend this excellent video about filter bubbles:

The filter bubble was a phenomenon that was described in its early shape by Cass Sunstein in his seminal Republic.com, where he narrates the rise of the Daily Me, an information filter where people hear only what they want to hear and read only what they want to read (ETA: Seems like Nicholas Negroponte coined the term first). Filter bubbles can be self-imposed, but most worrying, they can be imposed to us by external forces, such as Internet intermediaries and search engines.

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  1. […] “… The filter bubble was a phenomenon that was described in its early shape by Cass Sunstein in his seminal Republic.com, where he described the rise of the ‘Daily Me’, an information filter where people hear only what they want to hear and read only what they want to read. Filter bubbles can be self-imposed, but most worrying, they can be imposed to us by external forces, such as Internet intermediaries and search engines.” (video) […]

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