The Filter Bubble is a new book by Eli Pariser that addresses the subject of how personalization of sites like Google and Facebook are sheltering us from information that doesn’t agree with our world view. Instead of the Internet being a window to new experiences and viewpoints, it becomes a mirror, reflecting back only what we already believe.
The Shallows by Nicholas Carr proposes the following: that the Internet and all of the its shallow content is actually rewiring our brains and how we process information.
I recently came across an article in paper magazine by Jaron Lanier which helped me discover his new book “You are Not a Gadget.” While I do read a lot of good books, this is really one of the few great books I have read in a while. I liked this book so much I have recommended it to some … [Continue reading Book Review – You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier]
Clay Shirky has a new book out called “Cognitive Surplus” in which he examines how the internet is changing us as a society from consumers and how we are using our newly found surplus of time, energy, and brain power to create, share, and connect with each other.
A few weeks ago I received a copy of the new book ProBlogger, Secrets to Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income from Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett. The book is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn how to be a professional blogger–or how to monetize a blog they already run.