The Filter Bubble – What the Internet is Hiding From You

We’re increasingly trapped inside an algorithm that filters our news based on what it thinks is best for us.

http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/03/the-filter-bubble-what-the-internet-is-hiding-from-you

RSA Animate – Choice

In this new RSAnimate, Professor Renata Salecl explores the paralysing anxiety and dissatisfaction surrounding limitless choice. Does the freedom to be the architects of our own lives actually hinder rather than help us? Does our preoccupation with choosing and consuming actually obstruct social change?

http://www.thersa.org/events/video/animate/choice

How Companies Learn Your Secrets

Then we started mixing in all these ads for things we knew pregnant women would never buy, so the baby ads looked random

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html?_r=3&seid=auto&smid=tw-nytmag&pagewanted=all

An introverted call to action

Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, is an introvert. So as she gets up to present from the TED2012 stage, bag in hand, it is not a comfortable experience. But it’s an important one, and that’s the point.

http://blog.ted.com/2012/02/28/an-introverted-call-to-action-susan-cain-at-ted2012/