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Eli Pariser

Facebook Study Says Users Control What They See, But Critics Disagree

The Huffington Post | Alexander B. Howard | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology

In the end, the slant of the news you see may be the slant of the news you seek.

How to Pull in Friendships and Fresh Adventures

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.21.2015 | Good News
Kare Anderson

We have an understandable tendency in such times to seek out the familiar and comfortable as a buffer against the disruptive changes surrounding us.

Be Influential, Holding Diverse Teams Together

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

The most powerful leaders in a connected, complex world may well be the ones who can recruit the right team fastest to solve a problem or capture an opportunity. Why not be one of those sought-after leaders?

Join the Revolution That's Transforming Our Lives

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Kare Anderson

We are living in a world where good and bad behaviors can originate in more places, be adopted quicker, and spread faster farther. The Law of Unintended Consequences will become the rule, not the exception.

Lucas Kavner

Viral Video Site Wants To 'Make The World A Better Place' | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

Of the 396 videos uploaded to YouTube by political magazine The Nation, the vast majority have between a few hundred and a few thousand views. But one...

Protecting Internet Democracy

Brian Fox | Posted 03.31.2012 | Technology
Brian Fox

The best way to protect and even promote democracy is to protect the freedom of the Internet. While SOPA has created a stir publicly, we must be vigilant about even some of the "conveniences" we are presented with, lest we all break the law of unintended consequences.

What Siri's Blind Spot on Women's Health Really Means

Cecile Richards | Posted 02.01.2012 | Women
Cecile Richards

Apple's trusty little phone wizard is clueless about birth control or abortion care. While this may be nothing more than a programming glitch, it is a modern-day example of the historic struggle women have always faced in getting access to health care and health information.

Review: The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You, by Eli Pariser

George Mocharko | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business
George Mocharko

The Filter Bubble becomes an important part of the debate about the future of the Internet that faces new issues and challenges such as cyberwarfare, net neutrality and whether or not Google is making us dumber.

Eli Pariser and the Annoying, Aggressive Algorithms

Art Brodsky | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home
Art Brodsky

It's one thing to choose your filters. It's quite another to have your interests assumed and accounted for by software without your knowledge.

Algorithms and the Filter Bubble Ruining Your Online Experience?

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology
Shira Lazar

The bubble keeps things that you have indicated interest in through clicking links, viewing friends, putting movies in your queue, reading news stories, etc. in the forefront of search results and advertising.

Bianca Bosker

Facebook, Google Giving Us Information Junk Food? | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- When it comes to content, Google and Facebook are offering us too much candy, and not enough carrots. That's according to pol...

The Personal Democracy Forum Is Back in Town

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

Scott Heiferman proposed, "Use the Internet to get off the Internet!" His suggestion was applauded, despite the furious Blackberry scrolling in the midst of the proceedings.

In First Interview, New MoveOn Director Backs The President, For a Change

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Justin Ruben must now take a network that has long battled bad ideas and adapt it to supporting and broadening the administration's agenda.

Obamas Ask Progressives For Help At White House Cocktail Party

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a private White House cocktail reception last night for leaders of major progressive groups, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle appealed to these l...