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August 17, 2011

How to pop your "filter bubble"


Full disclosure: the site explaining what a filter bubble is and how to escape from it is the product of DuckDuckGo, a site that offers you search outside the bubble.


Having said that, it seems to me there's a strong argument here for not simply amplifying what we're about but instead enabling things outside our preferred areas to butt in on a regular basis.

DuckDuckGo was featured here in its early days, on December 22, 2010.

[via Cary Sternick]

August 17, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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I have only one addition to my toolbar in my browsers is the Duck Duck Go search. I use No Script in Firefox to avoid tracking and frequent metasearch engines like Dogpile to avoid just this sort of targeted result.

Google has broken its own corporate motto: don't be evil.

Everybody's entitled to their own opinion, but not their own set of facts. Thanks, Google - we really need a search engine tailored to provide us with our own set of facts.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Aug 17, 2011 10:48:41 AM

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