Breaking Through the Filter Bubble

November 16th, 2011, 5:30pm

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
Networking Time: 5:30pm
Panel Discussion: 6:15pm
Location: San Chez Banquet Space (3rd Floor) (Google Maps) (Bing Maps)

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Can you break out of the “Filter Bubble”?

We’re living in the world of Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Netflix. They think they know our preferences based on our past history. Online firms are suggesting things that they “think” we like. However, due to narrow algorithms, they are unlikely to suggest anything out of our “bubble.” We never see suggestions that may give us another perspective, a new interest, or even expand our worldview.
Is this a business model reality? Is it a problem?

Or, is it simply a convenient way for these behemoths to organize users and content? Let’s talk about it.

Jump in. We’re going to do this in a Fishbowl.
aimWest is different and unique. So….we plan to talk about this topic in a different and unique way. In West Michigan’s first “Fishbowl”-styled event, we can all be involved in the discussion if we choose. No panels; no specific speakers; no kerfuffle; just a great room of smart people, holding a constructive conversation. How fun is that?

Can’t swim? Don’t know what a Fishbowl is? No worries (most of us didn’t either) but Wikipedia came through.

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