Are you getting the information you need or is it being hidden from you?
This is the question examined in Eli Pariser's new book The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You
. Most sites on the web have begun using your online history as cues to narrow down what you will see in the future. As they fine-tune their algorithms and personalize the content they provide, we will increasingly each live in our own, unique information universe, our own “filter bubble.” We’ll receive news that is familiar, pleasant, and confirms our beliefs—and since the filters are invisible, we won’t know what is being hidden from us.
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About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.