Beware Your Information Bubble

Eli Pariser talks about filter bubbles in this terrific TED Talk. As human beings were prone to bubbles, we gravitate to people like us, people with the same views, the same socio-economic class, the same habits etc. All sorts of studies show that if you’re likely to have similar habits and life-styles as the people you associate with. The web has been applauded as a … Continue reading Beware Your Information Bubble

Even With the Sacred Printing Press, We Got Erotic Novels 150 Years Before We Got Scientific Journals.

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf Clay Shirky talks about cognitive surplus in this Ted talk. Now it’s tempting to want to get the Ushahidis without the LOLcats, right, to get the serious stuff without the throwaway stuff. But media abundance never works that way. Freedom to experiment means freedom to experiment with anything. Even with the sacred printing press, we got erotic novels 150 years before we got scientific … Continue reading Even With the Sacred Printing Press, We Got Erotic Novels 150 Years Before We Got Scientific Journals.