The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You

What the Internet is Hiding From You

Hardcover, 294 pages

English language

Published Aug. 20, 2011 by Penguin.

ISBN:
9781594203008

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4 stars (2 reviews)

"An eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling-and limiting-the information we consume. In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for each user. Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result, Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on. According to MoveOn.org board president Eli Pariser, Google's change in policy is symptomatic of the most significant shift to take place on the Web in recent years-the rise of personalization. In this groundbreaking investigation of the new hidden Web, Pariser uncovers how this growing trend threatens to control how we consume and share information as a society-and reveals what we can do about it. Though the phenomenon has gone largely undetected until now, personalized filters are sweeping the Web, creating individual universes of information for each of us. Facebook-the primary news source for an increasing number of …

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Subjects

  • World Wide Web
  • Invisible Web
  • Information organization
  • Social aspects
  • Subject access
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
  • Semantic web
  • Censorship
  • Internet