When I was watching Eli Pariser’s Beware Online Filter Bubbles TED talk, I wondered initially how one could work against this problem of the customization of the web. I thought to myself, wouldn’t be handy if there was a way to find an assortment of almost randomly aggregated content from a wide variety of interests.
I then remembered that newspapers are an aggregate of content from a wide variety of areas. Maybe they serve a purpose after all? Perhaps newspapers, at least some of them, should continue to focus on providing stories without bias that come from all over the world, from all walks of life. Not sure what the business model is, as most people seem to be content in their bubbles, but perhaps as Eli’s message is shared, they will be able to monetize their random access nature.