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Lunchtime listen: Eli Pariser on filter bubbles

Eli Pariser, founder of MoveOn.org and author of The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You, gave a very interesting and smart — and somewhat disconcerting — talk at TED in Long Beach, CA in February, 2011. Pariser points out the unintended consequences embedded in search personalization where users get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden their worldview.

[HT @jakebrewer!]

State Dept. Hosts TED Talk

State Dept. Hosts TED Talk, Tech Daily Dose, June 2, 2009.

The State Department on Wednesday afternoon will host the first ever U.S. government-sponsored Technology, Entertainment, Design, or TED, event. Speakers include social-media analyst Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody; philanthropist Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of the Acumen Fund; futurist Stewart Brand, author of the Whole Earth Catalog; economist Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion; and data visionary Hans Rosling, Karolinska Institutet Professor of International Health…. Video from the State Department event will be posted on the TED Web site, www.TED.com.