Favorites of 2012: Nonfiction

58.5 of the books I read in 2012 were nonfiction: 34 general nonfiction, 15 memoirs, and 7 essay collections (the 0.5 comes from an anthology that was a mix of fiction and nonfiction). That’s 1.5 more nonfiction books than I read last year. 2012 was also pretty awesome because this blog was a finalist inContinue reading “Favorites of 2012: Nonfiction”

The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You

In December of 2009, Google made an important change to its search functions that changed the Internet: it started personalizing and predicting everything for you. In The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser argues that though personalization has its perks, it also has its downsides: you’re all alone in your bubble, so you’re largely shielded from seeing thingsContinue reading “The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You”