Monday, October 31, 2016

3 things

  • The Internet helps in the creation of "filter bubbles." We filter out everything that doesn't confirm our biases, creating a kind of parallel universe where like-minded people pass around memes that bolster our preconceptions and damn everything that doesn't jibe with them. A universe where everything else, everything that comes from outside my filter bubble, seems obviously biased, plainly a lie. Such is the purport of this article: How social media creates angry, poorly informed partisans.
  •  And finally, what's your favorite Eagles song? I loved the Eagles when they sang in harmony and sounded like a country band. This one may be my favorite:

1 comment:

John Draper said...

Your first comment, about how we filter out things that don't conform ti our biases was spot on. Good work!