Week 7

Week 7: 1995–2001

Bubbles: News Silos and the Dot-com Crash

Materials

C. Thi Nguyen, “The Problem of Living Inside Echo Chambers,” The Conversation, September 11, 2019.
Casey Newton, “The Author of The Filter Bubble on How Fake News Is Eroding Trust in Journalism,” The Verge, November 16, 2016.
David Robson, “The Myth of the Online Echo Chamber,” BBC News, April 16, 2018.
David Weinberger, “Pointing at the Wrong Villain: Cass Sunstein and Echo Chambers,” Los Angeles Review of Books, July 20, 2017.

Recommended

Further Reading

C. Thi Nguyen. “Echo Chambers and Epistemic Bubbles.” Episteme 17, no. 2 (2020): 141–161.
Cass R. Sunstein. #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. Princeton University Press, 2017.
Eli Pariser. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You. Penguin, 2011.
Evgeny Morozov. The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. Public Affairs, 2012.

Podcasts

“New Media, Old Story,” The Secret History of the Future, September 4, 2019.
“Chapter 5: Mercury Center, Pathfinder, Wired, Salon, Slate and Suck” and “Chapter 8: How the Dotcom Bubble Happened,” Internet History Podcast, 2014–2017.

Videos

For more TED coverage of filter bubbles, see https://www.ted.com/playlists/470/how_to_pop_our_filter_bubbles.
“Dot Com Boom and Bust,” Computer History Museum, November 17, 2014.
Startup.com, dir. Jehane Noujaim and Chris Hegedus, 2001.