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Internet organizer Eli Pariser pulls back the curtain on how the web serves up information. He describes the perils of a web that increasingly personalizes what you see according to your online behavior and click history. getAbstract recommends this talk to those in the technology field and to anyone who relies on the Internet for news and data.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Internet algorithms are changing the way information flows online and
  • What cultural consequences this has.
 

About the Speaker

Eli Pariser is the former executive director of MoveOn.org and author of The Filter Bubble.

 

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When explaining the importance of the Facebook newsfeed to the press, company founder Mark Zuckerberg quipped that a squirrel dying in someone’s yard may be more relevant to that person’s interests...

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