Monthly Archives: November 2012

Filter Bubble-The City of Ghettos

The filter bubble- the city of ghettos can be compared to the internet. Some people get online routinely to check their emails, get on facebook to update their statuses, change their privacy settings not knowing our personal information is never … Continue reading

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programmed or be programmed

The presentation in our class touched on some points which relate to time, and how some of us who have a cellphone or a tablet lose their sense of place in time. The example of the girl who took photos … Continue reading

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Michael on “The Filter Bubble”

Companies want to have the ability to market products directly to consumers. If I owned a company, I would want to know what each consumer liked or disliked so that I could customize a product that the majority of them … Continue reading

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Respondents to “The Filter Bubble”

Thank you to Dana, Thomas, and David for presenting today on The Filter Bubble. The respondents to this week’s presentation on The Filter Bubble are the following: Michael Alex Andrea Please submit your responses by Monday, December 3, at 6 … Continue reading

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Algorithms Awry: Pump and Dump…and Fake Google News

It appears that PRWeb, a public relations outfit that allows companies to distribute news releases to media outlets such as newspapers, websites, etc., distributed a report that Google was acquiring ICOA, a small WiFi company, for $400 million. The report was false. The "Night Singer" pumps shares during the South Seas Bubble in the Netherlands. […] Continue reading

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Advertars: The New Way of Invading Your Privacy!

In Chapter 7 of Eli Pariser’s The Filter Bubble, Pariser discusses virtual advertisements that act like real people you can communicate with on the streets or on Facebook.  Pariser’s first encounter with an “advertar,” or a “virtual being for a … Continue reading

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Inhumane Filtering

In his presentation last night, Thomas discussed the psychology of programmers as outlined in the “Hello World” chapter in Eli Pariser’s The Filter Bubble. Thomas’s basic argument was that programmers are so focused on creating great technology that they have … Continue reading

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Makeup Class and Final Exam

As required by CUNY and the College, we will make up the cancelled class, due to Superstorm Sandy, with an additional assignment. We cannot add a class on Monday, December 17, because the College has scheduled Wednesday classes to meet … Continue reading

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Lessig Response

We had discussed Lawrence Lessig’s Free Culture. The topic of piracy and stealing came up quite a few times. This is very relevent to our generation seeing as how most people don’t buy music anymore. The most interesting point of … Continue reading

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Response to Free Culture discussion

Last week’s discussion consisted of Lawrence Lessig’s book, Free Culture. What interested me the most was the discussion of piracy because everyone is guilty of downloading music or movies without paying for it. I mean, look at Napster back in … Continue reading

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