My cousin in Florida sent this to me for my consideration. The fact that he could do this is because of the great tool and gift we call The Internet.
At the same time, while viewing the video link he sent, I was reminded yet again, that any tool not used correctly ceases to be a tool and can be down-right destructive. So, take a look at this and tell me if you think it interesting as I did.
I've discussed the problem several times here, this notion that others decide what information you get, your access to it and how you receive it. That's a huge problem. It will only continue to creep more and more into our world, this invisible censorship, unless we stay on constant alert. The only way a free society stays free is by open access to information and all the voices and opinions that go with it.
We all so want the world to be simple and uncomplicated. I'm afraid that being completely aware and tuned in doesn't allow for that. Whether it makes us uncomfortable, sad, angry, or uncertain, we have to have a tolerance for those itchy feelings. We have to be willing to hear it all.
So, tell me, what did you learn today? How did you learn it? And, could there have been more information that you should have known about, been given for your consideration, not edited out of your sphere of knowing?
I suspect that the answer for all of us is, yes, we could have been told more than we were. You should be the only editor of the information in your world. The only editor.
Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | Video on TED.com
Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka A Professional Communicator
8 hours ago