This video from TED by Eli Pariser talks about the negative side of both online personalization and digital curation. With more recommendation engines available in the market for marketing, news, products and services; no one will see the same sets of information anymore. And that makes it hard to lever everyone’s knowledge base on issues and World news. When everyone is under information overload, how do we solve this problem? More personalization of information? Or to make sure everyone get the same raw materials and draw their own conclusion?
I encourage you to check it out and let me know what you think.
Update: here is a Q&A with Eli Pariser posted by Mashable on June 3rd on the same topic. http://mashable.com/2011/06/03/filters-eli-pariser/