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Norman Mailer & Marshall McLuhan on the CBC (1968)
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Norman Mailer & Marshall McLuhan on the CBC (1968)

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"the printing press, the computer, and television are not therefore simply machines which convey information. They are metaphors through which we conceptualize reality in one way or another. They will classify the world for us, sequence it, frame it, enlarge it, reduce it, argue a case for what it is like. Through these media metaphors, we do not see the world as it is. We see it as our coding systems are. Such is the power of the form of information."

— Marshall McLuhan

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"What we’re seeing is a passing of the [personalization] torch from human gatekeepers to algorithmic ones, and the thing is that the algorithms don’t yet have the embedded ethics that the [human] editors did. If algorithms are going to curate the world for us and going to decide what we get to see and don’t get to see, then we need to make that sure they’re not just keyed to relevance, we need to make sure that they also show us things that are uncomfortable and important."

— Eli Pariser

(Source: forbes.com)

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-The open-minded user can always choose to search for opposing viewpoints and new things, but the forces of filtering and customization are making this more and more difficult

-The open-minded user can always choose to search for opposing viewpoints and new things, but the forces of filtering and customization are making this more and more difficult

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-With ease of use comes isolation and a warped perception of reality
-You begin to forget that there are things happening outside of your personalized newsfeed
-the world you see online is only the fragment of the world that appeals to you

-With ease of use comes isolation and a warped perception of reality

-You begin to forget that there are things happening outside of your personalized newsfeed

-the world you see online is only the fragment of the world that appeals to you

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-Eli Parisian (net activist, president of MoveOn.org) builds upon Sunstein’s ideas
-coins term “filter bubble”
-Because convenience is the most widely valued commodity for the average web user, it’s expected that all social or informative websites have complexly built yet simple to use algorithms which filter and customize information to the user’s personal preferences.
-These preferences are often deduced through invisible exchanges that the user is unaware of.
-Google searches in different geographic locations yield different results
-Users sacrifice more and more privacy in exchange for ease of use

-Eli Parisian (net activist, president of MoveOn.org) builds upon Sunstein’s ideas

-coins term “filter bubble”

-Because convenience is the most widely valued commodity for the average web user, it’s expected that all social or informative websites have complexly built yet simple to use algorithms which filter and customize information to the user’s personal preferences.

-These preferences are often deduced through invisible exchanges that the user is unaware of.

-Google searches in different geographic locations yield different results

-Users sacrifice more and more privacy in exchange for ease of use

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   -Groups based on political opinions may encourage one another while  being sheltered from differing viewpoints or relevant facts/intel
-The same can be said about people with an exclusive or preferred news source
-These  people are probably stubborn by nature, but the internet’s social  structure creates enclaves for that stubbornness to manifest through  gated information communities, which enhance the user’s slanted and  selective perception of the world around him

   -Groups based on political opinions may encourage one another while being sheltered from differing viewpoints or relevant facts/intel

-The same can be said about people with an exclusive or preferred news source

-These people are probably stubborn by nature, but the internet’s social structure creates enclaves for that stubbornness to manifest through gated information communities, which enhance the user’s slanted and selective perception of the world around him

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 -Cass Sunstein, in his book Republic 2.0,  says that isolated online  groups based solely on shared interests/opinions can cause extremism and  stubborn, dogmatic viewpoints

-important, ground-breaking insights revealing problems with network society
-ham-handed, restrictive proposed solutions

 -Cass Sunstein, in his book Republic 2.0,  says that isolated online groups based solely on shared interests/opinions can cause extremism and stubborn, dogmatic viewpoints

-important, ground-breaking insights revealing problems with network society

-ham-handed, restrictive proposed solutions

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-on the internet, you socialize with people who are similar to you, which may seriously inhibit your ability to grow or change as a person
-This can be explained by the looking glass self
-if you are self-selecting the people you interact with, you’re likely to create an environment that excludes negative feedback and nurtures the attitude and opinions you have. This could stifle personal growth, and keep you from overcoming challenges or obstacles that you need to overcome in order to learn and improve as a person.

-on the internet, you socialize with people who are similar to you, which may seriously inhibit your ability to grow or change as a person

-This can be explained by the looking glass self

-if you are self-selecting the people you interact with, you’re likely to create an environment that excludes negative feedback and nurtures the attitude and opinions you have. This could stifle personal growth, and keep you from overcoming challenges or obstacles that you need to overcome in order to learn and improve as a person.

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-for people who mainly communicate socially online, it may seem like the norm of social interaction is to be argumentative and say funny things
-online, you can make as many unfunny jokes as you want, and there’s often no feedback, positive or negative. And if there IS any backlash, it’s easy to just ignore it
-As a result, people who are extremely undersocialized in reality, but have a lot of social interactions online, tend to behave inappropriately on a regular basis.
-“I don’t think that word means what you think it means!”

-for people who mainly communicate socially online, it may seem like the norm of social interaction is to be argumentative and say funny things

-online, you can make as many unfunny jokes as you want, and there’s often no feedback, positive or negative. And if there IS any backlash, it’s easy to just ignore it

-As a result, people who are extremely undersocialized in reality, but have a lot of social interactions online, tend to behave inappropriately on a regular basis.

-“I don’t think that word means what you think it means!”