Internet Echo Chamber: Everyone you follow online is just like you

Internet Echo Chamber: Everyone you follow online is just like you
Internet Echo Chamber: Everyone you follow online is just like you

Internet Echo Chamber: Everyone you follow online is just like you

When you follow someone or an organization on Twitter, the service prompts you to follow other similar people and organizations. When you sign in to many apps for the first time — say Apple’s News app — you choose the topics you’re interested in reading about before you get to the news. More and more, we’re personalizing our experience on the web, and the result is not always positive. But there are ways to break out of what Manoush Zomorodi calls the “internet echo chamber.” Zomorodi is host of WNYC’s podcast Note to Self, a tech show that’s about finding balance in the digital age.