See only what you want to see, hear only what you want to hear, read only what you want to read. In cyberspace, we already have the ability to filter out everything but what we wish to see, hear, and read. Tomorrow, our power to filter promises to increase exponentially. With the advent of the Daily Me, you see only the sports highlights that concern your teams, read about only the issues that interest you, encounter in the op-ed pages only the opinions with which you agree. In all of the applause for this remarkable ascendance of personalized information, Cass Sunstein asks the questions, Is it good for democracy? Is it healthy for the republic? What does this mean for freedom of speech?
Chat with Cass Sunstein in a Message Forum hosted beginning April 1, 2001.
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Review: Republic.com 2.0User Review - Adam Crouse - Goodreads
A decent book. Sunstein makes a lot of good points on how the personalization of the internet can fragment a democratic society and ultimately threaten its freedom. And although the internet does ... Read full review
Review: Republic.com 2.0User Review - Jason - Goodreads
truly fascinating reading about how our rapidly advancing technologies are affecting the deliberative process of a republic. i only wish sunstein had expounded a little more. he raises some really ... Read full review
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Fragmentation and Cybercascades
Social Glue and Spreading Information
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Freedom of Speech
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