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Republic.com

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See only what you want to see, hear only what you want to hear, read only what you want to read. In cyberspace, we already have the ability to filter out everything but what we wish to see, hear, and read. Tomorrow, our power to filter promises to increase exponentially. With the advent of the Daily Me, you see only the sports highlights that concern your teams, read about
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 14th 2002 by Princeton University Press (first published January 29th 2001)
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Katherine
Jun 18, 2007 rated it it was ok
I had to read this one for school, and while it was kind of interesting, I don't think it gave me any new insights or informed me of anything. I do like his point about how people use the internet to filter their relationship with reality. Is that why we're all on goodreads instead of actually having a book club IRL?
Katrinka
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An extremely thoughtful and accessible consideration of the Internet's possible effects on the life of deliberative democracy, and a consequent plea for greater exposure to unplanned encounters (with people, ideas, etc.) and to a variety of viewpoints on any given issue.
Casper Denck
May 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: politics
Also Posted at http://nicodemist.wordpress.com/2010/...

Republic.com seeks to explore the often unreflected idea that the Internet is a boon for democracy, the logic being that the explosion of ideas readily accessible has all that is necessary for a genuinely democratic society. Such free speech purists have found in Cass Suntein a significant naysayer. Sunstein’s criticism is against what he has labelled “the Daily Me”, or more academically the synonymity of consumer sovereignty with democratic
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Antje Schrupp
Apr 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Ganz interessante Grundthese: Was passiert mit der Demokratie, wenn wir uns über Filter etc. immer gezielter nur die Nachrichten raussuchen und lesen, die uns in der eigenen Meinung bestätigen? Die allerdings übermäßig aufgeplustert und Lösungsvorschläge fehlen auch.
Frederick Bingham
Jan 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book did not interest me. It is about filtering and the internet.
Veronica
Jun 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Non male, ma l'ho letto solo per l'esame imminente.

[Ti prego Dio, fammi prendere un buon voto in questo penultimo esame].
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Cass R. Sunstein is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who currently is the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration. For 27 years, Sunstein taught at the University of Chicago Law School, where he continues to teach as ...more
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