Pearls of WISDOM
I know that there are at least some others that feel the same way.
Personalization, over-personalization, etc.
Curious people want natural (universal) algorithmic results, at least part-time; just to see what’s out there. If they don’t want them they certainly need them.
At some point this self-reinforced feedback loop of info is so personalized that it forces users into a narrow box and an equally narrow view of what’s going on in the world.
It is at this point that unreasonable influence and even control of the user becomes a very real possibility.
I’m going to do some research and try to get a feel for what people are thinking about this. I suspect that some audience segments will be more at home in a hyper-personalized, self-reinforced, and self-informed information feed than others.
Was this the plan all along? Lull them with a great search product, slowly change the landscape to personalization, exert influence over the users data universe to craft views?
Is the paranoia rising up within you too?
This blog is going to cover a lot of topics. You will find plenty of reasons to be outraged, inspired, hurt, motivated and alive.
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