Your filter bubble is your own personal, unique universe of information that you live in online. What’s in your filter bubble depends on who you are, and it depends on what you do. But you don’t decide what gets in — and more importantly, you don’t see what gets edited out.

Eli Pariser

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“Beware Online ‘Filter Bubbles.'” TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Beware Online 'Filter Bubbles.'" TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from author and online organizer Eli Pariser's 2011 TED Talk about "filter bubbles." With this quote, Pariser is explaining what a filter bubble is -- it is the personalized set of information someone sees when they go online. Filter bubbles are tailored for each user based on algorithms that take into account the user's demographic and online behavior. The problem with these filter bubbles, explains Pariser in his Talk, is that certain pieces of information are edited out, skewing the user's perspective without them even knowing this is occurring. Watch the full TED Talk here: Eli Pariser - Beware Online 'Filter Bubbles'