Topic 1: The Curlie Fry Conundrum
This week you watched The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you think by Jennifer Golbeck.
- Jennifer Golbeck: The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think (Ted Talk video)
What are you thoughts about companies collecting data about you? Do you feel this type of data collection is a beneficial or detrimental? Why? Do you feel you have a right to know what data companies are collecting about you? Does this concern you as a consumer?
Topic 2: Filter Bubbles
This week you watched Beware Online “Filter Bubbles” by Eli Pariser.
If you and I performed a Google Internet search on a topic, we could get totally different results. How is this possible? Pariser discusses how web companies, in attempts to provide us with user-specific content based on the data they collect on us, may also be restricting us from information and “narrowing our world view.”
- Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles” (Ted Talk video)
What are you thoughts on this presentation? Have you ever encountered a Filter Bubble? Do you think companies like Facebook and Google have a civic responsibility in this area?