If I may make a connection between Pariser and Rushkoff, I’d say that the one of the main themes that our two readings share is that we have to be aware of how our digital experience is constructed and how they are manufactured. While Rushkoff enumerates some steps to ensure that we are not consumed by our digital experience, Pariser outlines the consequences of the bubble. One of the most troubling revelations that Pariser makes is that we cannot access the recipe for how the filter is formulated and thus are almost helpless in accessing an open Internet. To grow as a society and culture, we cannot have a myopic experience, especially since we don’t have any idea for how to open up that experience.
I think today, we exposed that our access to the Internet is not a completely open experience, and we have some sense for fighting back against the filters.
Also, thanks to Donald for sharing Disconnect, a tool for helping protect our online experience.