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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    08 Jul '11 17:06
    Which regular posters here might have succumbed to "Invisible Auto-Propaganda"? Are there any posters who recognize it happening to themselves?
  2. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    08 Jul '11 17:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    Which regular posters here might have succumbed to "Invisible Auto-Propaganda"? Are there any posters who recognize it happening to themselves?
    Otherwise known as "filter bubbles", yes?

    Here's an interesting recent (Feb, 2011) presentation on the subject by Eli Pariser.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ofWFx525s

    As to your question, I think we must all be effected to some degree. It would be difficult to tell, and I do try to get my news from sources with varying viewpoints partly because of this.
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    08 Jul '11 17:29
    Thank you. I couldn't figure out what "Invisible Auto-Propaganda" meant.

    I hate how search engine companies do that.
  4. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    08 Jul '11 17:45
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Otherwise known as "filter bubbles", yes?
    http://tinyurl.com/5vk8p7h

    ...“My sense of unease crystallised when I noticed that my conservative friends had disappeared from my Facebook page,” Mr Pariser writes. The result is a “filter bubble”, which he defines as “a unique universe of information for each of us”, meaning that we are less likely to encounter information online that challenges our existing views or sparks serendipitous connections. “A world constructed from the familiar is a world in which there’s nothing to learn,” Mr Pariser declares. He calls this “invisible autopropaganda, indoctrinating us with our own ideas”...
  5. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    08 Jul '11 17:56
    Originally posted by FMF
    http://tinyurl.com/5vk8p7h

    ...“My sense of unease crystallised when I noticed that my conservative friends had disappeared from my Facebook page,” Mr Pariser writes. The result is a “filter bubble”, which he defines as “a unique universe of information for each of us”, meaning that we are less likely to encounter information online that challenges our existin ...[text shortened]... iser declares. He calls this “invisible autopropaganda, indoctrinating us with our own ideas”...
    There ya go. Same guy. That link probably would have helped in the OP
  6. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    08 Jul '11 18:00
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    There ya go. Same guy. That link probably would have helped in the OP
    I was trying to tantalize.
  7. 08 Jul '11 18:02
    I feel like I am more interested in those who disagree with me.
  8. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    08 Jul '11 18:06
    Originally posted by quackquack
    I feel like I am more interested in those who disagree with me.
    I was brought up to seek out and read stuff I disagreed with.
  9. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    08 Jul '11 18:08
    Originally posted by FMF
    I was trying to tantalize.
    Oh, and I went and ruined it? I thought I was helping
  10. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    08 Jul '11 18:10
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Oh, and I went and ruined it? I thought I was helping
    I am forever clubbing myself around the head with my own subtlety.
  11. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    08 Jul '11 18:12
    Originally posted by FMF
    I was brought up to seek out and read stuff I disagreed with.
    That's one of the main reasons I continue to haunt this debate forum. Better to read opposing views than just nod my head at those telling me what they think I want to hear. Whenever I'm in the car it's Air America I listen to (instead of Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck or whoever).
  12. 08 Jul '11 19:00
    Originally posted by FMF
    Which regular posters here might have succumbed to "Invisible Auto-Propaganda"? Are there any posters who recognize it happening to themselves?
    Even if we aren't doing it ourselves, some bot is doing it for us, using our patterns of behavior. So it's all of us that have succumbed, and all of us should know it.
  13. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    08 Jul '11 22:47
    Originally posted by quackquack
    I feel like I am more interested in those who disagree with me.
    I feel like you are an idiot.