The Filter Bubble

Eli Pariser’s blog, with links to his good TED talk and brilliant book of the same name. The book provides a relentlessly well-written and hard-to-fault argument about the dangers of confirmation bias, as well as an evenly-handed discussion of the many benefits of personalization. The site offers a cut-down version of the advice offered in the book which is aimed to maintain the value of filters (which are useful and essential tools to deal with infoglut) without losing the essential diversity that filter bubbles can and do destroy. Excellent stuff, packed with fascinating and well-researched information, quotable sentences and thought-provoking analysis.

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I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor and Associate Dean, Learning & Assessment, at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology, and I teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems. I am a proud Canadian, though I was born in the UK. I am married, with two grown-up children, and three growing-up grandchildren. We all live in beautiful Vancouver.

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