Wow – this is good. We all need to be aware of this and find ways to seek things, information and people outside of our filters – virtual or not.
UPDATE: Okay, after posting this a couple days ago, I’ve been thinking more about this. Thoughts like, is this all bad? And, what-if anything-should be done about this?
Well, one thing for sure – this quote by Mark Zuckerberg IS disturbing:
“A squirrel dying in your front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.”
What is more relevant to Jesus? I’m sure any true Christian today has been saddened by their own lack of compassion when seeing images of suffering in far off lands. Listening to an amazing talk by Mark Yaconelli the other day and he brought this up. His suggestion was to really look in the faces of those you see suffering. So this is something I want to try in the future, instead of quickly turning the page or looking away.
Anyhow, back to the information filter issue – what should our response be? Personally, I would LOVE it if sites like Facebook and Google and such would actually have the option where we could check the boxes like he showed an example of in the video such as:
- Other Points of View