GEN 103 week 5 DQ 1

  

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.

 

     

The   Internet Filter Bubble

  

In Week Three we focused on   the difference between scholarly and popular sources. While popular sources   do have an important place in research, there are important considerations   for searching for these resources on the Internet. This discussion introduces   you to the concept of the “Internet Filter Bubble” and how it can   affect your search results when using certain search engines, such as Google.   You will also be introduced to the strategies you can use to pop the filter   bubble. 

 

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Prepare: Watch the TED Talk Eli Pariser: Beware   Online “Filter Bubbles” and read the How to Pop Your Filter   Bubble!   handout.

 

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Reflect: Consider your reaction to the   video and how this topic applies to your own experience researching on the   internet. Think about the suggestions from the How to Pop Your Filter   Bubble!handout   and select three that you feel will help you pop your filter bubble.

 

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Write: Consider your reaction to the   video and how this topic applies to your own experience researching on the   internet. Think about the suggestions from the How to Pop Your Filter   Bubble!handout   and select three that you feel will help you pop your filter bubble. 

Your   initial post should contain a minimum of 350 words written in complete   sentences. It must answer all aspects of the prompt (refer to “Think about it   this way” below).   It must be posted by 11:59 p.m. Thursday evening.    Correctly cite the source of any information that you use in your post.

 

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Guided Response: You must reply to at least two   classmate. As you reply to your classmates attempt to extend the conversation   by examining their claims or arguments in more depth or responding to the   posts that they make to you. Keep the discussion on target and try to analyze   things in as much detail as you can. For instance, you might consider   comparing the ethical issues they raise related to the filter bubble with   your own. 

Think   about it this way. . .
  This Discussion is asking you to do six things.

  • What were your initial        thoughts on the filter bubble after watching the Ted Talk? 
  • What are the positive and        negative effects of the filter bubble, particularly in relation to        ethical issues that may arise? 
  • How could this filter bubble        impact the research you conduct online for your Final Paper, the        Annotated Bibliography? 
  • Which three suggestions for        popping your Internet filter bubble did you select? Explain why you        chose those three. 
  • Do you feel popping your        filter bubble is important for all of the searches (i.e., professional,        academic, personal) you conduct online or only some? Why or why not? 
  • Respond to at least two of        your classmates’ Discussion posts 

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