• Eli Pariser

    CEO & Co-Founder of Upworthy

    Eli Pariser is the President of Good Media Group. He has dedicated his career to figuring out how technology can elevate important topics in the world — as an author, an online organizer, and most recently, as a co-founder of Upworthy. Eli served as the executive director of MoveOn.org from 2004-2009, growing membership to more than 5 million members and raising over $120 million. He also co-founded Avaaz.org, which is now the largest online advocacy organization in the world. In 2011, Eli published the bestselling book “The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You.” Eli founded Upworthy with longtime collaborator Peter Koechley in March 2012. The pair set out to prove once and for all that what’s important can be incredibly popular, even if what’s popular isn’t usually important.

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  • Completed: April 24, 2018 EDT

    Popping The Filter Bubble with Eli Pariser

    Way back in 2010, Eli Pariser came up with the term filter bubble, the idea that people on the Internet tend to see only information that agrees with them, and then he published his book The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You. Since that time, Facebook took off, viral marketing went nuts, fake news appeared, American politics polarized to the extreme, and now we’ve got a huge backlash to globalization and technology companies. Businesses increasingly are caught in between this polarization. If a brand takes a stand that pleases some stakeholders in one bubble, then it risks alienating other stakeholders in another one. The situation is getting untenable.

    Participants: Eli Pariser
  • Completed: January 12, 2016

    Is There a Millennial Generation Foreign Policy, and is it Progressive?

    Millennials grew up with the Internet, in an interconnected and globalized world, and tend to have different perspectives on foreign policy than their parents and grandparents. According to research from the Cato Institute, Millennials view the world as less threatening than previous generations. Millennials are also more likely to support cooperation and less likely to support military intervention when it comes to international relations. How will the attitudes and values of the Millennial Generation shape American foreign policy in the coming decades?

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