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Hyper Bad

“1) It’s a distorted view of the world. Hearing your own views and ideas reflected back is comfortable, but it can lead to really bad decisions–you need to see the whole picture to make good decisions.

2) It can limit creativity and innovation, which often come about when two relatively unrelated concepts or ideas are juxtaposed.

and

3) It’s not great for democracy, because democracy requires a common sense of the big problems that face us and an ability to put ourselves in other peoples’ shoes.”

(Via Why a hyper-personalized Web is bad for you (Q&A) | Geek Gestalt – CNET News.)

If we only read those we agree with we’ll never have new ideas or make pregress.

Bias? Really?

Had an idea while I was cutting the lawn today. I’ve had a few conversations about bias in the news, specifically TV news.Most people lean one way or another, left or right, and they choose which news station to watch/read/listen to based on that.My idea was, and it mostly applies to TV although radio would be that much sufferer. Anyways, I wonder what would happen if the left news and right news could work together and change their schedule so they don’t run at the same time.Crazy idea I know but, those so inclined could watch news presented with both bias and make up their own minds!I think there are far to many people that just need to see what the other side is like and perhaps actually get engaged with the news and think about what is being throw at them. They accept what is said and don’t get that even the news is slanted!What do you think?