Watch out now I’ve made it to day two with a new post. Well, a new post on the blog but one that has been on my mind for the last couple weeks. You may have seen me post on FaceBook a couple days ago asking about filter bubbles:
Many of you may say what is a filter bubble? Good ole Wikipedia says:
A filter bubble is a result of a personalized search in which a website algorithm selectively guesses what information a user would like to see based on information about the user and, as a result, users become separated from information that disagrees with their viewpoints, effectively isolating them in their own cultural or ideological bubbles.
This thought of being spoon feed what we “like” all the time and never even knowing about alternative options. Maybe this concerns me as I love what I don’t know so much. I try and make it a point to consume opposing viewpoints, and in general try new things. I plan to dig deeper into this subject as time allow. So far I’ve been able to find a lot of information on what causes filter bubbles, but nothing that shows how we avoid them as curation becomes more advanced. I did run across this quote by Thoreau, and maybe that is the answer: To never stop looking!