Why I Am an Information Flaneur

Kent Bottles

First published 6/13/11 on Kent Bottles Private Views

While reading the New York Times Sunday Book Review (in a hard copy format that got my fingers dirty with ink) I came across this quotation in a Evgeny Morozov book review of The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser:

[Citizens] should not be content as mere passive recipients of tweets, pokes and bytes; they should aspire to become what some Internet scholars call “information flâneurs,” treading the unbeaten paths in cyberspace and defying the narrow categories stealthily assigned to them by Web services.

Here is a video of Eli Pariser discussing the filter bubble.

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