We are all trapped in the “Feed”

Every afternoon, during lunch, I open up YouTube, and I find myself marveling at the sheer dumbness of its recommendations. Despite having all this viewing data of mine, world’s second most popular search engine is dumb as a brick. It shows me propaganda channels from two ends of the political spectrum. It surfaces some inane celebrity videos. It dredges up the worst material for me — considering I usually like watch science videos, long conversations and interviews, and photography-focused educational videos. Continue reading “We are all trapped in the “Feed””

How to deal with Internet’s daily data deluge

Justin Blanton, who is one of my favorite bloggers outlines how he deals with the daily data deluge. He has some good tips, especially for those of us who are living in techlandia. Like Justin, RSS, Nuzzel and Newsletters are my favorite way to get information now. I use Pocket lot more than others. Facebook is pretty much useless for me as I use it purely to stay social with friends. Oh, I do read The New York Times, The New Yorker, Economist and the Wall Street Journal. Podcasts are not that big a part of my diet, and will only listen to what my friends recommend.