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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

An important note on internet filtering

Online giants like Google, Facebook and NetFlix are actively feeding you content you already agree with. Watch.

To be clear, I don't necessarily have a problem with this practice. Successful companies are, by definition, in the business of making their customers feel happy with their content. But, like the news (as those of us who speak a coupla languages and occasionally check out foreign language news-feeds know) the info out there isn't always homogeneously synchronized.

It's incumbent upon the information consumer to seek out multiple information sources. Google, Facebook, and NetFlix (while all excellent services) ain't gonna do the hard work for you, folks.

(Via: Vanderleun)

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