Have you noticed how website advertisements seem to know what you been looking at in your browser? I started noticing it more frequently when I was shopping for smoke detectors for my house. After browsing a few on Amazon nearly all the ads I saw, across multiple sites, where ads for the same smoke detectors. It was crazy.
Then I saw a Ted talk from 2011 by Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble and co-founder of Upworthy.com. He shared his experience of his personal Facebook feeds and Google search results being modified in unexpected ways. He noticed that the more politically liberal articles […]