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...problem is known as the “filter bubble”
« on: July 16, 2015, 01:51:19 PM »
MANY charges have been levelled at Google. It steals your information, violates copyright, allows access to dangerous and illegal material and prioritises its own sites while crushing any competition.

But perhaps the most troubling accusation about the search giant is that it distorts our view of the world, giving us a fatally flawed idea of what is going on around us.

This problem is known as the “filter bubble”: as Google learns from your searches and makes its results increasingly personalised and tailored to you, you stop seeing anything else.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/how-google-distorts-your-view-of-the-world/story-fnjwmwrh-1227444648699
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Re: ...problem is known as the “filter bubble”
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2015, 12:21:47 PM »
There is hope....
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Re: ...problem is known as the “filter bubble”
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 11:01:27 PM »
Let's put all my worries about privacy aside: this filter bubble is a real worry.  I don't want to be surrounded by figurative yes men telling me only what I want to hear. That problem is bad enough on the Internet. I don't want to be inside that bubble.  I don't want my search engine to start creating a bubble around me, or my IP address or around my secret decoder ring. 

Now this is only for my search results.  A digital personal assistant, like Google Now, Cortana or Yahoo Aviate might be useful if it adapts and learns my habits, but keep that separate from search.

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Re: ...problem is known as the “filter bubble”
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 12:34:05 PM »
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Re: ...problem is known as the “filter bubble”
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2015, 12:40:19 PM »
I'd like to use DDG more but it's slow for me. 3-4 seconds for the page to fully load.

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Re: ...problem is known as the “filter bubble”
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 12:48:01 PM »
They are not quite as fast as they used to be for me, but not enough that I notice.  BoL you ought to drop them a line telling them so they know.

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Re: ...problem is known as the “filter bubble”
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 01:04:17 PM »
You're right. Done.

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Slow responses. I'm in the UK with BT Telecom, 8Mbps and otherwise good latency/bandwidth. It takes 3-4 seconds for a page to fully load. If it were faster, I'd convert from Google.

https://duck.co/feedback/nolove/-

20 years of search engines and we're still looking at flat 10ish results like they were back in the day. Looking for a revolution...