Category Archives: Week 4

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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