Editors used to decide what “you” saw & how “you” saw it. Now, algorithms do. {Ted Talks}

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 19, 2011
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The Invisible Filter Bubble.

Eli Pariser on the challenged foundation of civic life. It’s no wonder that dialogue is so rare, and anonymous conflict so knee-jerk. Let’s re-exercise our curiosity muscles, for all of our sake:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Editors used to decide what “you” saw & how “you” saw it. Now, algorithms do. {Ted Talks}”

  1. Carol Horton says:

    Wow, that is very interesting – and important – and I had no idea that it was happening on this scale. Thanks for posting.

  2. K Sequoia says:

    What does it mean that people aren't angry, or bothered by this? We are having our perspective FRAMED for us. IN a deeper, more effective way than any previous generation.

    Heads up! Wake up!

  3. Karli says:

    How to pop the invisible bubble filter on Facebook:

    Go to your Facebook's main feed page. Next to "Most recent" at the top is a little arrow. Click it and then click "edit options" from the drop down menu. A box will pop up. Next to "show post from:" is a drop down menu. Click it, and you can set it so you get everyone's posts, not just the post-filtered ones.