The Filter Bubble: What The Internet Is Hiding From You

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Penguin Books Limited, May 12, 2011 - Business & Economics - 294 pages
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Imagine a world where all the news you see is defined by your salary, where you live, and who your friends are. Imagine a world where you never discover new ideas. And where you can?t have secrets.

Welcome to 2011.

Google and Facebook are already feeding you what they think you want to see. Advertisers are following your every click. Your computer monitor is becoming a one-way mirror, reflecting your interests and reinforcing your prejudices.

The internet is no longer a free, independent space. It is commercially controlled and ever more personalised. The Filter Bubble reveals how this hidden web is starting to control our lives ? and shows what we can do about it.

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

While this undoubtedly an important book, I couldn't shake the feeling that I was reading a five year old book about the internet, which in internet years, is really about 35 years old. I mean, there ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brian.Gunderson - LibraryThing

The topic here is crucial, and I thank Eli Pariser for entering into the conversation with a well-researched book instead of just a post on social media. I love the flow of the book's topics, but the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

ELI PARISERis the board president and former executive director of, which at five million members is one of the largest citizens' organizations in American politics. During his time leading MoveOn, he sent 937,510,800 e-mails to members in his name. He has written op-eds for The Washington Postand The Wall Street Journaland has appeared on The Colbert Report, Good Morning America, Fresh Air, and World News Tonight.