Cass R. Sunstein on Filter Bubbles - Dictionary of Arguments
Filter bubbles/terminology/Sunstein: Sunstein uses the term "information cocoon" for what Elie Pariser later called "filter bubbles".
Media/Negroponte: Nicholas Negroponte prophesied early on the emergence of a completely personalized newspaper, "Daily Me", in which each of us only chooses what we like and what interests him. (1)
SunsteinVsNegroponte: The main problem is the formation of information universes (information cocoons) in which we only hear what we ourselves have chosen and what we like. (See filter bubbles/Pariser).
Problem/Sunstein: a company will not thrive with information cocoons if its own decisions are not questioned from within. ((s) From the inside with information gained externally - a challenge from the outside would only come too late if the company shows weaknesses due to its self-centeredness.
Group discussions/Group pressure: an example of this is illustrated in a report on NASA. (2) Afterwards, it is difficult to encourage minorities to express their opinions or publish bad news instead of hiding them.
1. Nicholas Negroponte, Being Digital (New York: Vintage, 1995), 153. In Cass R. Sunstein, Republic.com (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001), I extend and explore this possibility.
2. Columbia Accident Investigation Board, NASA, The Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report, 2003, 97–204, available at http://www.nasa.gov/columbia/home/CAIB_Vol1.html. p. 4._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge Oxford 2008
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#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media Princeton 2017