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Beware online “filter bubbles”

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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.

Lara N. Madden‘s insight:

Interesting, I wonder if this issue will effect academic research that is more and more only using online resources?

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One Response to Beware online “filter bubbles”

  1. Yes, as an academic librarian, I teach students in my research sessions about this phenomena and most of them are surprised to learn about the filter bubble. I think it helps make the case for the role the library plays in academic research. Tip: Try Ghostery to prevent website tracking.

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