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Thursday, 30 Jan 2003

Utne: The Daily Me (Promo) Anjula Razdan

This story from Utne suggests news sites should be wary of personalization at the expense of diverse viewpoints:


“...the very fabric of our democracy, which is dependent upon multiple voices and a range of common ground, could be at stake. Creating a “Daily Me” and engaging in cyber-discussion only with like-minded people, he says, might breed an excessive clubbiness, ignorance of and perhaps contempt for opposing opinions, and, in some cases, even violence.”
It’s an important thought. Providing a mechanism for random viewpoints, topics and voices on a news site makes sense and is consistent with news organizations pledge to serve an informed democracy.

Posted on Jan 30, 2003 | 9:33 am EST
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