Gen 103 week 3 discussion 1


Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 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. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.


The   Internet Filter Bubble


Last week 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. The second   discussion this week will examine how to pop the filter bubble.


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Prepare: Watch the Ted Talk Eli Pariser: Beware   Online “Filter Bubbles”.


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Reflect: Consider your reaction to the video and how this topic   applies to your own experience researching on the internet.


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Write: Answer the following questions in your post. 

  • 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 “Annotated Bibliography”        Final Paper?

To maximize the opportunity for   vigorous discussion, you must post to this discussion on at least three   separate days of the week and your posts must total at least 600 words as you   address the questions noted above. Your first post must be completed by Day 3   (Thursday) and the remainder of your posts must be completed by Day 7 (Monday).   You must answer all aspects of the prompt at some point during the week.   Also, be sure to reply to your classmates and instructor.


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Respond to Peers:As your 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. 

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