Eli Pariser

Eli Pariser (born January 17, 1980) is the Chief Executive or Upworthy , a website for “meaningful” viral content. [1] He is a left-wing political and internet activist , the board president or MoveOn.org and a co-founder of Avaaz.org .


Pariser’s rise to Prominence as a political activist Began als have and college student David H. Pickering launched an online petition calling for a nonmilitary responses to the attacks or September 11. At the time, he was working as a program assistant for the national nonprofit More Than Money. In less dan a month, half a million people had signed the petition.

Pariser joined Moveon.org in November 2001, als founders West Boyd and Joan Blades Invited im to merge his policymaking with theirs. [2] [3] During the 2004 US presidential campaign , Pariser co-created the Bush 30 Seconds ad contest and raised about $ 30 million from small donors to run ads and backed Democratic and progressive Candidates. Writing for The New York Times Magazine in 2003, journalist George Packer referred to MoveOn as the “mainstream” element of what “may be the fastest-growing protest movement in American history.” [2] Pariser was the Executive Director of MoveOn.org from 2004 to 2008 and since 2008 has leg Board President.

Pariser later became Concerned about the development or web personalization . He Noticed a pattern or diffuser ring responses to search engine queries based on a user’s adjusted Internet search history, zoals dat a person with a liberal orientation Might get an entirely différent set of responses dan a conservative if he or she-used Google , Facebook , or Yahoo to search for a phrase or term on the Internet. [4] For example, a liberal typing “BP” Might get information about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico , while a conservative typing “BP” Might get investment information about the oil company. This led to his development of the concept of a filter bubble , a danger dat people do not get Exposed to Viewpoints différent from hun eigen. [4] [5] In 2013, Pariser joined the board of advisers for tech startup State.com , customizing a network or structured opinions. [6]


  • Eli Pariser, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You , Penguin Press (New York, May 2011) ISBN 978-1-59420-300-8

Personal life

Pariser was born on December 17, 1980, the sun or Dora Lievow or Camden, Maine and Emanuel Pariser or Waterville, Maine . He Grew up in Lincolnville, Maine , and in 2000 graduated summa cum laude from Bard College at Simon’s Rock with a BA in law and political science. [7] In 2005, he Returned to Simon’s Rock to give the COMMENCEMENT speech. [8] Pariser is married to Gena Konstantinakos. [9]


  1. Jump up^ Carr, David (March 26, 2012) New Site Wants to Make the Serious as Viral than the Shallow , The New York Times , retrieved April 11, 2012
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b Packer, George (2003-03-09). “Smart harassment The War” . The New York Times Magazine . Retrieved 2008-03-28 .
  3. Jump up^ *Markels, Alex (May-June 2003). “Virtual peacenik grave” . Mother Jones . Retrieved 2007-05-01 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b Bianca Bosker (2011-03-07). “Facebook, Google Giving Us Information Junk Food, Eli Pariser Warns” . HuffPost Tech . Retrieved 2011-04-20 . When it comes to content, Google and Facebook are offering us too much candy, and not enough carrot.
  5. Jump up^ “First Monday: What’s on tap this month on TV and in movies and books: The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser” . USA Today . 2011 . Retrieved 2011-04-20 . Pariser wordt uitgelegd therein feeding us only what is familiar and comfortable to us closes us off to new ideas, subjects and important information.
  6. Jump up^ “State.com/about” . Retrieved 2013-09-09 . [ Permanently dead link ]
  7. Jump up^ “President of MoveOn.org, Eli Pariser ’96 Returns to Campus to Deliver Lecture”, Bard College at Simon’s Rock news.
  8. Jump up^ “Eli Pariser’s COMMENCEMENT Address: Simon’s Rock College COMMENCEMENT Address Eli Pariser, ’96 on May 14, 2005 ‘, 2005, Simon’s Rock College News.
  9. Jump up^ “Eli Pariser Marriage License” . Google Docs . Retrieved 2 August 2015 .