Beware of online "filter bubbles"

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ofWFx525s]YouTube - Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"[/ame]

    As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.
     
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    or find a way to turn the filters off on our end?
     
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    This has negative and positive connotations. Positive: iTunes must have a monster algorythm to make the kind of suggestions it does. It has sent me to some classic old stuff I'd completely forgotten about.
     

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