When it comes to content, Google and Facebook are offering us too much candy, and not enough carrots.

That's according to political activist and former MoveOn.org executive director Eli Pariser, who warned that the "invisible algorithmic editing of the web" via personalized search results, news feeds and other customized content is threatening to limit our exposure to new information and narrow our outlook.

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Do you think internet algorithms narrow our view of the world?
When it comes to content, Google and Facebook are offering us too much candy, and not enough carrots.

That's according to political activist and former MoveOn.org executive director Eli Pariser, who warned that the "invisible algorithmic editing of the web" via personalized search results, news feeds and other customized content is threatening to limit our exposure to new information and narrow our outlook.

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9 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 3/18/11 - 2:21:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wait, so... by searching for something on google, and google giving us our search results without random crap thrown in... thats limiting out view?

...What?
9 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 3/18/11 - 2:31:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 3/18/11 - 2:21:33 PM peddlefish wrote:
Wait, so... by searching for something on google, and google giving us our search results without random crap thrown in... thats limiting out view? ...What?

Rather, they are giving us the search results they think we want, and excluding others, in a non-random way.
9 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 3/20/11 - 8:06:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not sure you know what an "algorithm" is if you're asking this question...
9 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 3/20/11 - 8:12:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
* irrelevant link posted on 1/13/2013*
9 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 3/21/11 - 1:25:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
Only on Facebook, which is mostly only used for contacting real life people anyway. You can turn off location filtering and stuff for Google.



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