The Filter Bubble
Friday, May 20, 2011
Does the internet allow users to limit their interaction to like-minded people, or does access to the World Wide Web expose users to new points of view, different from their own? The question has seemingly been asked for as long as the internet has been around. In his new book The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You, Eli Pariser says it's not just that people are seeking out the other like-minded people, but the internet itself is actually forcing users into their own echo chambers.