Amy from CWU – Pierce:Kinds of searches: Amy – Philosophy class - Ethics 201 class – rape, polygamy Husband – terrorist organizations, N Korea MS International RelationalsEffect: Not quite porn, but weird organizations –
Getting My News The Filter Bubble Tom Link – Fall 2012
Why Talk about the Filter Bubble?Eli Pariser’s reasons My reasons “toward our most Pavlovian Nice specific piece about the selves” p. 114 internet and society, not broad Underlying historical question – great challenge at end is filter bubble new, or just in a new form? the way he approaches it – Sharon’s has used and is using challenge without just attacking book in Engl 103
What is the Filter Bubble?December 2009 • Google’s corporate blog – “personalized search for everyone”Watch Pariser’s video(10 min) • http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html • FYI: I’ve started wiki for TED.com talks • http://tedforcc.wikispaces.com/Facebook manages part of the front page of the New York Times and the Wall StreetJournal • “the upper right corner, as any editor will tell you, is where the eye goes to first” (M Parks – print: upper left?)
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Google’s Filter BubbleWhat are Google’s 19 ways? (ones I found)•(via B Mar) Google doesn’t acknowledge these or even drop hints) link at gizmodo – http://gizmodo/com/5477889/inside-googles-secret-search- algorithm•Our location (can change manually?)•What we search for•Which answer we click•Time to click•Which computer used•Which browser used•G-mail•Google collects 57 signals, p. 1-3
How Robust is the Effect?Other Examples from Text My attempt – did it work? Methods: extra credit, end of summer quarter, everyone did same BP oil spill - 2 similar educated white 2 searches on same day (Aug 2?) left leaning women in NE– Jo’s response Marriage Washington Potential Threat –SF – not analyzed yet
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Our ExamplesDental Hygiene The View• Carolyn Roberton – “The View” included dental hygiene as a profession you don’t need a degree for. DH Assn tried to get that retracted, not much luckAppropriate Etiquette for Email• LuAnnCeliac• Tom’s student – “Can you write that site down? My google might not show the same thing.”
Next?Historically different?•Mike Parks’s view –news has been filtered throughout, form changed•More filtered, or just different?Do we have role in new ethics?•How many vegetables with our sweets?•New implied normal - LuAnn •if teacher says “go home and google “Appropriate Etiquette for Email” – student who got different results may feel out of the loop
Interesting Tidbitsp116 Zuckerberg said we have one identity – context?http://www.michaelzimmer.org/2010/05/14/facebooks-zuckerberg-having-two-identities-for-yourself-is-an-example-of-a-lack-of-integrity/
Interesting TidbitsMike Parks – a very brief history of yellow journalismYellow = (1) Common Denominator (celebrity, gossip,leads/bleeds)Economy good = more yellow journalism• searching for those $$, falls to lowest common denominator• e.g. 1880s, 1920s, 1950s, 1990sYellow = (2) lie to influence the public• Spanish American War (1898)• Howard Hughes “you get the pictures, I’ll furnish the war”
How to Get Diverse Views? Ted Wood •Read National Review, read the Nation •Get from well known sources with clear views Have people who have views different than you find your search Will it work to… •Get new computer •Use library / school computer that’s not your bubble?