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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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Week 4

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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Week 4

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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