Building off last week’s issue, Gavin brings in the topic of how Internet filter bubbles subject users to confirmation bias. The end result is a narrowed worldview for millions of Internet users worldwide. Meanwhile, Jack brings in the topic of “girls who fish for complements.”
After the issues, Jack brings in the topic of confidence in this week’s Kao Lui Corner.
Jack’s boi, DT, also gave the show a shoutout via Twitter.
I mentioned looking for a kendama in Japan, and ended up getting this one for around $13 CAD (and the price of getting spammed by kendama-related ads; thanks to filter bubbles).
This is the Gizmodo article I made reference to regarding Facebook’s censorship of right-leaning articles on the trending stories corner.
Check out Eli Pariser’s TED Talk (Beware online “filter bubbles”) as mentioned in this episode.
Idea for the topic of filter bubbles from The Biggest Problem in the Universe (Podcast episode 85).
Jack made reference to Europe banning ultra-skinny models; he was referring to France’s 2015 ban on skinny catwalk models.
This episode was recorded on Thursday, May 12. Since then, the Toronto Raptors have advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Jack did not send me any pessimistic messages during the Raptors 116-89 beatdown of the Miami Heat in game seven. He is officially back on the Toronto Raptors bandwagon! The debate is still ongoing as to whether or not he is a #LoyalFan.