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Eli Pariser õ 4 Download Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Eli Pariser The Filter Bubble What the Internet is Hiding From You Read & Download ñ 4 An eye opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling and limiting the information we consumeIn December 2009 Google began customizing its search results for each user Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on According to MoveOnorg board president Eli Pariser Google's change in policy is symptomatic of the most significant shift to take place on the Web in recent years the rise of personalization In this groundbreaking investigation of the new hidden Web Pariser uncovers how this growing trend threatens to control how we consume and share information as a society and reveals what we can do about itThough the phenomenon has gone largel 355 4 stars BThe first half of this book is a solid 5 star read and I d recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about social engineering and the Internet and some of the ways we are heavily manipulated through our searches likes clicks The author got a bit carried away and dragged the story out taking away some of the impact so that is why I didn t give it a 5 star all the way through I think an important message is that people have to be diligent about looking for information don t believe everything you read don t let someone else s filters and algorithm lead you down the garden path I think a lot of people are fundamentally lazy and therein lies the danger in the filter bubble Many many people are perfectly content to sit back in their figurative easy chair and soak in whatever truth is being fed to them The real strength in this book is that it points out in a clear and understandable way all the many things being done to our information stream that can alter the truth we perceive Well worth the read I d recommend that anyone who uses the Internet give this book a read Abandoned Alice the hidden rise of personalization on Map My Heart the Internet is controlling and limiting Scandal the information we consumeIn December 2009 Google began customizing its search results for each user Instead of giving you The Fashion Condition the most broadly popular result Google now Embellish Me tries The Snakehead An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream to predict what you are most likely Painting Beautiful Skin Tones With Color Light in Oil Pastel and Watercolor to click on According The Book of Ivy to MoveOnorg board president Eli Pariser Google's change in policy is symptomatic of Truly Wilde The Unsettling Story of Dolly Wilde Oscar's Unusual Niece the most significant shift VEGAN ganz anders to Albert Reynolds take place on An Infamous Army the Web in recent years Score the rise of personalization In The Girl Who Saw Lions this groundbreaking investigation of A Sisters Secret the new hidden Web Pariser uncovers how Arabella Bath 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Eli Pariser õ 4 Download Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Eli Pariser The Filter Bubble What the Internet is Hiding From You Read & Download ñ 4 Y undetected until now personalized filters are sweeping the Web creating individual universes of information for each of us Facebook the primary news source for an increasing number of Americans prioritizes the links it believes will appeal to you so that if you are a liberal you can expect to see only progressive links Even an old media bastion like The Washington Post devotes the top of its home page to a news feed with the links your Facebook friends are sharing Behind the scenes a burgeoning industry of data companies is tracking your personal information to sell to advertisers from your political leanings to the color you painted your living room to the hiking boots you just browsed on ZapposIn a personalized world we will increasingly be typed a The big message in this book is that curators of information on the Internet like Google and Facebook use of personalization has significant negative conseuences If I search for something on Google I am going to get results tailored to where I am and who Google thinks I am Pariser argues that we are less and less confronted with ideas we don t agree with or new and surprising ideasThe biggest issue is not even that the personalization is happening but that it is completely opaue and there is no way to opt out and say Hey I want to see some new stuff He also actually provides suggestions for how to deal with this that don t involve saying let s go back to not doing it which I really appreciatedI was never uite sure that Google did this but I did see that when I was looking for research results from the local university that I got my graduate degrees from came up often than I would expect I have no reason to want those results to come up I want the thought leaders which they may or may not be On the other hand I certainly appreciate the efforts to prioritize result for me there s too much out there to do it myself But as Pariser points out it is not clear what their model of me is and I have no way to judge itGood read The Snakehead An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream the Web creating individual universes of information for each of us Facebook Painting Beautiful Skin Tones With Color Light in Oil Pastel and Watercolor the primary news source for an increasing number of Americans prioritizes The Book of Ivy the links it believes will appeal Truly Wilde The Unsettling Story of Dolly Wilde Oscar's Unusual Niece to you so VEGAN ganz anders that if you are a liberal you can expect Albert Reynolds to see only progressive links Even an old media bastion like The Washington Post devotes An Infamous Army the Score top of its home page The Girl Who Saw Lions to a news feed with A Sisters Secret the links your Facebook friends are sharing Behind Arabella Bath Tangle the Nonesuch Heyer Omnibus the scenes a burgeoning industry of data companies is Butcher's Crossing tracking your personal information Unchained Melanie to sell Olivia's Luck to advertisers from your political leanings Middle Class Problems to The City of London Volume 2 Golden Years 1890 1914 the color you painted your living room Ainsley's Ultimate Barbecue Bible to How We Lived Then A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War the hiking boots you just browsed on ZapposIn a personalized world we will increasingly be Top Tips for Fussy Eaters typed a The big message in Winnie Davis this book is The Snake Mistake Mystery The Great Mistake Mysteries #3 that curators of information on The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the Internet like Google and Facebook use of personalization has significant negative conseuences If I search for something on Google I am going Der Turm Geschichte aus einem versunkenen Land to get results The Seeds of Time tailored The New Black Mourning Melancholia and Depression to where I am and who Google Third Time Lucky Oxford Blue #3 thinks I am Pariser argues Two Hours that we are less and less confronted with ideas we don Finding Us Finding #3 t agree with or new and surprising ideasThe biggest issue is not even The End of the Story that دیوان‎‎ Dīvān the personalization is happening but The Christmas Killer that it is completely opaue and The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings there is no way The Lost Revolution to opt out and say Hey I want Marion Mahony Reconsidered to see some new stuff He also actually provides suggestions for how The Girl in the Glass Tower to deal with The Great Divide this The Lady and the Peacock that don Flights of Fancy Leaps of Faith Children's Myths in Contemporary America t involve saying let s go back The Real Deal My Story from Brick Lane to Dragons' Den to not doing it which I really appreciatedI was never uite sure The Holy Roman Empire 1495 1806 that Google did The Complete EnderbyInside Mr Enderby Enderby Outside the Clockwork Testament Enderby's Dark Lady this but I did see The Invisible Writing that when I was looking for research results from The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories the local university Im Winter der Löwen that I got my graduate degrees from came up often The Malay Archipelago The Land of the Orang utan and the Bird of Paradise A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature than I would expect I have no reason The Not So Invisible Woman to want A Short History of Egypt those results The Boss Black Lace to come up I want Captain Greys Lady the The Handmaidens thought leaders which My Bossy Dolly they may or may not be On Maternal Justice Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition the other hand I certainly appreciate The Ascent of Rum Doodle the efforts A Bachelors Baby to prioritize result for me The Carpenters Daughter there s A Talent for Surrender Nexus too much out Orchard Street Dawn there Stepbrother Dearest to do it myself But as Pariser points out it is not clear what Mystery in Spiderville 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Eli Pariser õ 4 Download Free read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ Eli Pariser The Filter Bubble What the Internet is Hiding From You Read & Download ñ 4 Nd fed only news that is pleasant familiar and confirms our beliefs and because these filters are invisible we won't know what is being hidden from us Our past interests will determine what we are exposed to in the future leaving less room for the unexpected encounters that spark creativity innovation and the democratic exchange of ideasWhile we all worry that the Internet is eroding privacy or shrinking our attention spans Pariser uncovers a pernicious and far reaching trend on the Internet and shows how we can and must change course With vivid detail and remarkable scope The Filter Bubble reveals how personalization undermines the Internet's original purpose as an open platform for the spread of ideas and could leave us all in an isolated echoing wor The Mosaic Browser unleashed the internet boom of the 1990s The National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign developed it in late 1992 NCSA released the browser in 1993 It was a Killer App which brought the Graphical User Interface in our uest to search and navigate the exploding wealth of distributed information that was on offer Edward Snowden says that the Internet was mostly made of by and for the people till about 1998 Its purpose was to enlighten and not to monetize It was administered by a provisional cluster of perpetually shifting collective norms Snowden believes that this was the most pleasant and successful anarchy he had ever experienced Fast forward twenty five years we have this book by Eli Pariser It tells us that there are algorithms at work which sabotage our access to the open and free Internet of the 1990s What we get now is what the algorithms think we want to get How did we get to this bizarre world in just two decades Is it true that this is what has become of the Internet or is it another false futuristic projectionBefore answering the above uestions let us look into what Pariser says about the Filter Bubble The Internet explosion of the 1990s ushered in a new era of open access to information as it was direct from the producer to the consumer Independent online magazines and websites flourished and it looked as though we could break out of a filtered universe managed by the media companies Alas Pariser says that on the contrary it is getting a lot worse than before Inscrutable algorithms have replaced the human sentinels of the past with even control They scrutinize what kind of searches we make and what search results we click on They know what websites we visit and what we buy online They listen in on what we say on various issues in our emails and blogs what news stories we read and what books we buy Based on this and many other of our online actions they generate a composite profile of who we are and then use it to filter our online experience As a conseuence when we search on Google for Climate Change Issues we get a different set of results from our contrarian friend The filters operate on a three step process First the algorithms figure out who we are and what we like Then they provide us with content and services that they think best fit us Finally with and online activity they refine it to get the fit just right The end product is that your identity shapes your media Is this a problem Pariser says that this is dangerous for our democracy The reason is that democracy reuires citizens to see things from than one point of view Instead these filters enclose us in our bubbles and offer us parallel but separate universes Personalization filters influence us with ideas which we already hold They amplify our desire for things that are familiar and leave us oblivious to the contrarian world beyondThe author also offers a solution He says that the Internet must provide us with what we want to see and even with what we need to see We should get a plethora of information that includes ideas that challenge our notions and make us uncomfortable This reuires the filtering algorithms embed in themselves a broader sense of social responsibility That is the only way to do justice to the original goal of the Internet flooding us with new ideas new contacts and contrarian outlooksWhen I finished reading the book I found that I am not at all in agreement with either the author s thesis or his solutions I have been an active user of the Internet for the past twenty five years Contrary to the author s belief my experience is that we now hear diverse voices than ever before Independent studies also show that most people do not live in echo chambers and filter bubbles created by Facebook or Twitter I shall try to put forward the reasons for my conclusions belowThis book suggests as if we had a filter free world before and that the Internet giants have taken it away The truth is that we never had a golden age of a Filter free information world Before the Internet of the 1990s in democratic societies information was disseminated to the public mainly through newspapers radio TV and other magazines However the owners of these media and their journalists controlled and edited what we saw and read Hence we always got only a filtered view of the world depending on which parts of the media we favored For example if one was a liberal one chose to read one or of the NY Times Washington Post The Guardian The New Yorker the Le Monde Weekly and so on In visual media the choice would have been CNN MSNBC or BBC for newsSimilarly people on the conservative side chose their options in the media Our social circles consisted mostly of family friends colleagues at work and neighbors who probably served partially as echo chambers A majority of us lived in bubbles like this created by ourselves These were perhaps the reasons why it was easy for the government and the media to convince us that Saddam Hussein had WMDs Weapons inspectors like Hans Blix and Scott Ritter had repeatedly stated in public that they had disarmed Saddam already But they did not get through the filters Going back to the 1950s we had the media creating echo chambers to enable Senator McCarthy to create the paranoia of a communist under every bed In the next decade it was the panic that the Soviet Union had opened up a dangerous lead over the United States in the deployment of intercontinental ballistic missiles In the 1980s it was the Japanese who were supposed to take over our electronics and chip industry To get exposed to diametrically opposite and different ideas one had to read various newspapers or magazines or books All the contrarian views cost money to access and so most people ended up just spending on media that reflected the world view they already had Contrary to the author s thesis there is evidence to support the view that people find themselves less and less in a filter bubble since the new internet era began in the 1990s Three independent studies according to the BBC have been conducted since 2013 to evaluate the claims of echo chambers and filter bubbles Seth Flaxman and colleagues at Oxford University examined the browsing histories of 50000 users based in the US in 2013 They found that social media and search users who landed on Breitbart and Fox News were also likely to visit sites expressing opposing viewpoints Their media diet was varied overall Flaxman says that social media by its nature exposes you to several other sources increasing diversitySimilarly a Pew survey around the 2016 US Presidential Election broadly agreed with Flaxman s findings with the majority of people reporting a range of opinions in their social media feeds And the University of Ottawa s Dubois came to similar conclusions with her studies as well In an ironic twist a team led by Christopher Bail at Duke University measured a group of than 1600 Twitter users political positions and came to some startling results They found evidence that well meaning attempts to counter the echo chamber and filter bubble could lead to political polarizationMoreover it is not as though we are in a vice like grip of the Filter Bubble As a political liberal I can access the conservative and right wing perspectives easily and without cost by visiting websites that promote them I can also check the veracity of their claims immediately by going to a fact checking website For example Duke University NC maintains a database of fact checking organizations It tracks than 100 non partisan organizations around the world The criteria for inclusion in the database is also specified so that we can make our own decision on trusting the websitesAs for getting diversified views on a given uestion today s Internet offers multiple numbers of ways When we read a news story we can also read the Readers comments column Often this section exposes us to critical views and comments from people of different backgrounds outside our social circle It is especially so in news sites like NYTimes WP and The Guardian Such a possibility did not exist in the pre internet era In the past the readers responses were posted only a day or two later when the story was already cold Even then we got to read only a few of them Nowadays we get exposed to hundreds of opinions on each news story Secondly Google itself has course corrected now after criticisms of the filter bubble A year ago to give readers a full range of perspectives Google News app included a top stories option in addition to the personalized news Articles included here were selected according to how trusted their source is rather than the user s preferences Thirdly Twitter is unfiltered We can follow people on Twitter who are active in areas of our interest but have a different opinion from us Similarly on Facebook we can keep friends whose contributions we do not like but which represent a good counterpoint with the function show first prominently in the newsfeed Fourthly we could use DuckDuckGo to search instead of Google DuckDuckGo does not track us However in my experience search results from Google are superior to the ones from DuckDuckGoFifthly we can stop using Sign in with FacebookGoogleTwitter while logging on to other sites to prevent profilingIn conclusion I think the fears of filter bubbles and echo chambers are overblown Media has always shaped our identity In the past once we chose the media to tune into its editorial board decided on the filter Now based on our online behavior an algorithm selects the filter In my view this is a better situation for us We have control over how the algorithm profiles us If it correctly profiles me as a liberal then I can watch a few NPR videos on Steve Bannon and his interviews to broaden my profile I could search for papers on Climate change skepticism and read them I could regularly read the London Times Such online actions would diversify my profile I can even throw a wrench in the works by googling something nutty to mess up the personalization algorithm and thereby randomize my profile The simple fact is that those who always strove for diversity in their world view would always seek it and find it whether filter bubbles exist or notOn the other hand those who preferred to live in filter bubbles and echo chambers will continue to do so even if the Internet offered diversity It is not the job of the filtering algorithms to shoulder a broader sense of social responsibility The original goal of the Internet is to flood us with new ideas new contacts and contrarian outlooks It is still so and it is our responsibility to tap it

  • Hardcover
  • 294
  • The Filter Bubble What the Internet is Hiding From You
  • Eli Pariser
  • English
  • 18 July 2019
  • 9781594203008