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Dark Side of the Internet Social Media Presentation Xin Chen


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This is a presentation for the Social Media Research Class. We discuss the dark side of the Internet in this class session, including filter bubble, erosion of attention, cyber bully, etc. Of course, there are also a lot of good/amazing things about the Internet that we talked about in other sessions of the class.

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Dark Side of the Internet Social Media Presentation Xin Chen

  1. 1. Tech621 Presentaion Darkside of the Internet On “Echo Chamber”, “Filter Bubble”, Machine and Human Xin Chen
  2. 2. The Echo Chamber effect describes where a person or group who repeatedly (mainly) only hears their own views echoed back to them.Definition: Source:
  3. 3. • Echo Chamber existed before the Internet.• Maybe part of human nature? People do not want to move out their comfort zone, people like group/community/circle.• We dream that Internet will solve this problem by allowing people share opinions.
  4. 4. “However, it is getting worse ...” --Eli Pariser
  5. 5. “However, it is getting worse ...” --Eli Pariser
  6. 6. A Squirrel dying in your backyard maybe more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa. --Mark Zuckerberg, FacebookImage Source: billybear4kids.com
  7. 7. Difficult to change human nature Some day, online newspapers will focus on your interests, building you your own unique, customized front page of news. Some day, search engines will learn from what you do to help you find what you need. Some day, your computer will adapt to your needs to help with the task at hand. Some day, information overload will be tamed. --Greg Linden
  8. 8. Are we really going to rely onmachine to do everything?We are used, wired, takenadvantage of or spoiled bymachine?
  9. 9. Is this really the solution?
  10. 10. Is this really the solution?
  11. 11. Is this really the solution?