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Week 4: Personalized Content and the Internet

The readings this week examine how the Internet as evolved into a tool of personalization. An environment that allows users to see news, advertisements, etc. that are personalized to their interests. While some may view this technology advancement as positive, … Continue reading

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From Open Access to Profit Margins

Eli Paiser’s The Filter Bubble outlines the complex algorithms and systems with determine the content users see on the internet. From Google’s PageRank which decides if you’ll see Seal the singer or a seal cub, to Facebook’s Edgerank which number … Continue reading

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Week 4

In The Filter Bubble, Pariser makes the claim that we have entered the “era of personalization” on the Internet, and that this personalization is hindering our ability to find new information and ideas. This personalization seems appealing because there is … Continue reading

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Week Four

When coming into power, many authoritarian rulers may face what is called a dictator’s dilemma. This conflict is developed when rulers extract information from citizens through elections or electronic means and are then faced with the “dilemma” of whether or … Continue reading

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Week 4

I took special notice of Pariser’s description of push versus pull content. The pull content of the internet allows for more discretion of the user to decide what to view, but he makes an interesting claim that with the trend … Continue reading

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Week Four

While the Internet has the ability to democratize and inform the public, new personalization features are threatening and destroying this potential.  In his introduction of The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser explains that an invisible revolution is occurring in the way … Continue reading

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Jordan Altman: Week 4

I was very intrigued by chapter one of The Filter Bubble, written by Eli Pariser. He begins the chapter by explaining the 1990’s tech search for a perfect agent, or a computer programmed machine that could display extremely high levels … Continue reading

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Jorden Gemuend – Week 4 – Pariser and Morozov

The internet has been revered for its seemingly unlimited potential for the freedom of speech and information. This utopian vision may not be as exciting as it sounds as Pariser and Morozov explain difficulties with the new technology. Undoubtedly, the … Continue reading

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Week 4 Response

The web has become an extremely personalized place.  Almost everything a user views has in some way been personalized to his or her interests.  As Eli Pariser explains in “The Filter Bubble”, companies are finding success once they find a … Continue reading

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Week 4 Response

Chapter 2 of Eli Pariser’s The Filter Bubble focuses on the idea that Internet users are the content. It’s been said before, most notably in analyses of Facebook, that users are not customers, but rather the content themselves, and Pariser … Continue reading

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Week 4 Response- Sam Moon

Chapter 1 of “The Filter Bubble” by Eli Pariser is about how companies use data points to unknowingly collect information about internet users to turn a profit for their companies. There are pros and cons to this. The plus side … Continue reading

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Morozov takes a new look on how the Internet has affected society. Contrary to Shirky, who sees the Internet as powering movements and political change, Morozov argues that social media and the Internet in particular has made people complacent. They … Continue reading

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Week 4- “Your Behavior As A Commodity”

The “push for relevance” has transformed business ideas like Amazon, Google, and Facebook into “internet giants” that have made all web users’ behavior a valued commodity. In chapter one of “The Filter Bubble,” Pariser talks about many Internet based companies … Continue reading

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This week’s reading from Morozov greatly contrasted Shirky’s Chapter 7 in that Shirky discusses the benefits of social media in attracting and affecting crowds actions and beliefs towards events and causes and Morozov discusses the reality of media in authoritarian … Continue reading

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The Pariser and Morozov readings are centralized around the ideas of filtering as a way of personalization and censorship. When people think about censorship I think it is fair to assume that their thoughts are most often negative. However, Morozov … Continue reading

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Filter Bubble Threat to Democracy

Although the filter bubble discussed by Pariser makes sifting through the immense amount of news that is available to us today bearable, I believe the filter bubble is an example of the negative way that the Internet has impacted our … Continue reading

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Week Four Blog Post

Filtering has a huge impact on today’s society. It has changed the way we gather and censor information on the web.  In both Censors and Sensibilities by Morozow and The Filter Bubble by Pariser, the authors discuss the impact of … Continue reading

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Do you ever wonder if the advertisements on the sides of the internet pages you are browsing have any relevance to you? Both Pariser and Morozov discuss online filtering and censorship in their respective works. Both of their discussions also … Continue reading

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Wk 4: Pariser

The 2 chapters I am focusing this week’s blog post on come from the Pariser Book, “The Filter Bubble, What the Internet is Hiding from You.” In Chapter 1, “The Race for Relevance” the author begins by addressing this idea … Continue reading

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Morozov and Pariser

Morozov and Pariser both talk about censorship and filtering on the internet. Censorship and filtering have allowed for governments and companies to better service the people that they represent. The internet has transformed in recent years to an entity for … Continue reading

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The Effect of Censorship on Online Communities

While reading Pariser and Morozov I couldn’t help but think about the uncanny connection to my discussion question from week three. Last week I proposed the idea that the lack of collaboration between members of heterogeneous groups would lead social … Continue reading

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