Filter Bubble

  • The Great Fragmentation: We Are All Weirdos Now

    The Great Fragmentation: We Are All Weirdos Now

    “Technology isn’t a section in the newspaper any more. It’s the culture,” quoth Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, prompting some eyebrow-raising by Guardian and New York Times columnists. And here’s some more from TechCrunch…but my stance is a bit different. “The culture”? That’s an oxymoron. There is no such thing as majority… Read More

  • What’s Your Honeywell Bubble Count?

    What’s Your Honeywell Bubble Count?

    I divided my time this month between West Africa and the Bay Area, which triggered a lot of cultural whiplash, which got me thinking about filter bubbles. I fear today’s technology can reinforce our instinct to confuse what’s familiar with what’s normal … which leads to skewed perceptions, bad decisions, and needless conflict. It’s OK to live in a bubble, but it… Read More

  • DuckDuckGo To Google, Bing Users: Escape Them Filter Bubbles!

    DuckDuckGo To Google, Bing Users: Escape Them Filter Bubbles!

    We all want solutions tailored to our needs for a lot of things, online and offline, but does that include a search engine that shows results for queries based on dozens of factors (and more importantly, hides from you certain results based on those factors)? Well, I’m inclined to think that’s not such a bad thing at all, or at least not that big a deal. DuckDuckGo, a tiny… Read More