The Filter Bubble (2011)


Trapped in our own little bubble without challenging viewpoints or people who disagree with us is certainly no way to behave in a democracy. Eli Pariser’s TED Talk on the filter bubble lays out the negative effects of Internet personalization based only on the things we like.


The negative effects of filter bubbles, both yours and mine, have come to pass in more ways than one. The Internet is in crisis. The echo chamber is keeping us walled off in our own little corners of belief. The algorithms are winning. And the things we like are showing their ugly side.