Shaking Up Your Echo Chamber. For Democracy.
What does it really take to put more diversity - however you define it - into your news feeds?
We tend to click on things we agree with already. It makes us happy. And social media networks like it that way. Bumming out your customers is a bad business model.
A while back, we got tips on escaping the echo chamber from Katie Notopoulos, co-host of BuzzFeed’s Internet Explorer podcast, and Tracy Clayton, co-host of the BuzzFeed podcast Another Round. When we first talked, this felt like an important idea, a step towards an expanded mind. Now, post-election, it feels a lot less optional.
Katie and Tracy joined Manoush to talk about how to get just the right amount uncomfortable online, and why the first step is to just try.