Eli Pariser's The Filter Bubble

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Have you ever went online shopping and the next thing you know, you are on Facebook and an ad for those gorgeous shoes are shining brightly in that sidebar looking better than ever? Eli Pariser explains why this is happening in The Filter Bubble. Ultimately, the new web is changing how we think and what we read. In this essay, I will review the book and discuss the arguments inside. Right now, we think that the information that we are looking up is general information that is available to everyone else. In reality, when we search for something, it creates this personalized information that the internet thinks we would be most likely to look further into. If you and the person next you searched the same thing on Google, your results probably …show more content…
We are becoming so naïve. Everything is changing around us and we are not keeping up with it. Technology is ahead of us. People are wanting to be so much more advanced than everyone around us. We are goaded by hierarchy as Burke says. Based on my experience with the filter bubble, I see that things are changing. My mother always says “Did you see what she posted?” and I always tell her no. Me and my mother have very opposite views. Facebook is catching on to this and showing us things that it thinks we are interested in. The filter bubble is separating us from …show more content…
Google thinks that it is helping us but it is doing exactly the opposite. Our creativity is being destroyed and our brains are becoming mush. Eventually, we can be exposed to the same content and opinions as other people are. I believe that this is what is making people closed-minded. Without the filter bubble, we would be able to see all opinions and beliefs and explore what we really believe in. Our interest will continue to stay narrow if we are not exposed to others. This society needs to hear what other people have to say or we will never

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