In chapter 2 of The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser, after discussing how although two newspapers still create the base of almost all news stories that get shared online, newspapers are failing daily. He then explains how news became centered around “public opinion” instead of just information about the outside world. Pariser reminds us that:
In his essay, “Is Google Making us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr discusses societies dependence to easily accessible information. Since the inception of the internet and search engines, information has been accessible to us instantly. Although instant access to information is a desirable advancement in technology, it comes with questionable consequences. From his own personal experience, Carr explains that since this invention, his brain feels as if it has been tinkered with. Carr explains that his brain does not work the way it used to, that it’s very hard for him to become engrossed in books, articles, or essays. As he continued to try to become engrossed in these readings, he found that his thoughts would wander and he would become restless after just a few
What have you ‘Googled’ recently? According to Lori Andrews, the leading expert on bioethics and emerging technology, data aggregators can make their own rules when it comes to collecting your data. Three important essays have been written using rhetorical appeals in order to construct a convincing argument that make us consider what we do on the Web and how it could impact us. Content that we search for on the Web often leads advertising companies to making judgments about us that could affect many things in our day to day lives—wrongly so. A person’s search history could be the one thing that makes or breaks their chance of getting a bank loan or be unfairly categorized just because of their demographics.
“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Summary “And what the net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. My mind now expects to take in information the way the net distributes it: In a swiftly moving stream of particles. ”(Carr-737.)
Nicholas Carr’s 2008 article in The Atlantic, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, argues that the Internet and access to vast amounts of information is corroding the attention spans and thought complexity of the billions of Internet users around the world. As Carr himself puts it, “Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.” (Carr) He proposes that having many different sources at once will cause readers to skip around sporadically rather than thoughtfully consume information, and that Google has an agenda to cause this behavior due to their economic interests. Overall, Carr paints a cynical outlook on the prevalence in Google and any societal changes stemming from its use. David Weir’s 2010
When we need to look for a definition of a word, where do we go? Google. When we want to search for more details about a breaking news that just came out on television, where do we go? Google. Whether it is for school or work, the main source that people rely on to get enough information is Google. Nicholas Carr, the writer of “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” claims that the internet has been detrimental for human beings by the way they process information into their brains, their own way of thinking, and creating negative effects upon concentration. Carr uses plenty of different methods to prove his point such as, playing the audience’s emotions while using anecdotes, sharing his observations from his own perspective and using research. He believes that everyone should be skeptical of the internet because of the way it might be shaping the way we think. A comparison between the past and the present are is told to let the readers know how it changed not only him, but others as well.
It is difficult to communicate with people in alternate filter bubbles without losing friends. In order to avoid this problem, we must first understand the problem. If you are in a filter bubble, you may only surround yourself with people who agree with your personal likes and dislikes. When friends arrive to a disagreement, it can be very hard not to take things personal. It is important to be very mindful of what we say to our friends because they hold significant roles in our daily lives. A friendship is far more important than one person being right or wrong about a topic. Today, I will discuss ways to communicate with people in alternate filter bubbles without losing friends. One way to communicate with people in alternate filter bubbles
If you’re taking care of brook trout you will need some things. First you will need a water filter the water filter will help you clean the water and help make sure there is no pollution. Second, you will need the water to be 50-56 degrees and to do that you will need a chiller that sets the temperature to the right temperature but if you lose power you should put in ice bottles to keep it at the right degrees. Third the eggs need darkness so put on the tank a curtain so the eggs have darkness. Fourth the trout will need oxygen so you will need a air pump (PPM=Parts Per Million.(7-10). The air will get pumped into the air stone and the air stone puts it into the water. Fifth the trout need to eat, they eat Dried Brine Shrimp (Once a Day).
After watching the Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubble” he explains how we get trapped in a “filter bubble” but not getting exposed to the information that could widen our worldview. He also goes on to talk about how we are not in unity like we think because we live in our own personal bubbles through or on the internet, but we do not get to pick what all goes into our bubble. I agree with that but the people to blame is the ones who withholds the information we need to challenge us and the things that get edited out. Even though our bubbles consist of who we are and what we do, it’s not fair because we have no control over what gets put into our bubbles or what get left out. The ESPN article also ties in with the filter bubble as well.
It is hard to communicate with people in alternate filter bubbles without losing friends. In order to avoid this problem, we must first understand the problem. Being in a filter bubble means that you surround yourself with people or things that agree with your personal likes and dislikes. When friends arrive to a disagreement, it can be very hard not to take things personal. It is important to be very mindful of what we say to our friends because they hold significant roles in our daily life. It is important to create a list of steps to follow when you are communicating with those friends who are in alternate filter bubbles. I decided to use these steps because a friendship is far more important than one person being right or wrong. Today,
I had no idea of this thing called a “Filter bubble”, and I had no idea that my searches were being personalized by a website guessing what it thinks I would like to see based on information about me. ie(location, search history)
How often do you use Google, Bing, or any other internet search engine on a daily basis? Each time you search for something you are bombarded with information, constantly absorbing said information. Nicholas Carr, author of the article “Google Is Making Us Stupid,” states that Google is changing the way he and many others think. However, with the constant influx of information presented in a Google search, our brains have the option to expand and retain more information than ever before. Access to these search engines provides us with a breadth of information never before conceived. If there is anything on any subject that you want to know,
Although the 2016 presidential election was over one month ago, many people still can’t believe the surprise result. Behind being upset about the result, some populations start to think the role of social media during the election. They aware the power of social media is very strong. But at the same time, only a few of them realize that they live in filter bubbles.
You wrote, “I think we can learn a lot from this video and have a careful mindset that now our online search engine is filtering what we are interested in and what side we take on certain topics” and that could not be any truer. Such as, as when I am doing my due diligence on the choice I have to make in less than two weeks regarding who our next president may be, the results of my searches compared to my husbands are entirely different. Social media campaigning is the new frontier for electoral politics, bringing with it an incredible amount of contact and psychological effects. One has to believe that algorithmically created “Filter Bubbles” may change the necessary strategy to win presidential elections in the future!