Internet activist Eli Pariser examines how Internet locations employ sophisticated algorithms to selectively predict what information a user most likely wants to see, based on his or her location and search history. Despite the book’s fascinating hypotheses, Kirby Heyborne’s even-toned, deft narration has the effect of making it a soothing but unabsorbing listening experience. Examples of the “filter bubble” are Google's personalized search results and Facebook's personalized news stream. According to Pariser, users get less exposure to conflicting intellectual viewpoints. The youthful, soft-spoken Heyborne does his best, but listeners may need to hear a more intense delivery in order to focus on the author’s message. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2011]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452601816 $34.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452651811 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452631813 $71.99 Seven CDs
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