The better we get at modeling user preferences, the more accurately we construct recommendation engines that fully capture user attention. In a way, we are building personalized propaganda engines that feeds users content which makes them feel good and throws away the uncomfortable bits. We used to be able to hold media accountable for misinforming the public. Now we only have ourselves to blame.
S01E03 : Like Mining
A couple of likes on Facebook, that can’t say much about you, right? Wrong.
The German blogger and TV-presenter Richard Gutjahr welcomes you to the unbelievable world of online-profiling.