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This is why I occasionally read and post in RSP.

]Is Your Online World Just a ‘Filter Bubble’ of People With the Same Opinions?

“And one of the things we want is to spend more time with people who think like us and less with people who are different,” Haidt added. “The Facebook effect isn’t trivial. But it’s catalyzing or amplifying a tendency that was already there.”

If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.
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This is why I occasionally read and post in RSP.

]Is Your Online World Just a ‘Filter Bubble’ of People With the Same Opinions?

“And one of the things we want is to spend more time with people who think like us and less with people who are different,” Haidt added. “The Facebook effect isn’t trivial. But it’s catalyzing or amplifying a tendency that was already there.”

If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.


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on behalf of all of us, thank you for gracing us with your presence.

Holy shit, this way more obnoxious then your usual shit. You certainly turned it up to 11.
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“And one of the things we want is to spend more time with people who think like us and less with people who are different,” Haidt added. “The Facebook effect isn’t trivial. But it’s catalyzing or amplifying a tendency that was already there.”

If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.


This was the way it was before Facebook, and the internet. Why would we want to hang out with assholes that didn't share the world view that was important to us?

I mean, we are probably more involved with those kind of people on social media now than we ever were in real life.(sans family)

People like some on RSP if I came across in real life would have been shunned(or punched) after the first meeting if they acted and talked the way they do here in front of me. I wouldn't have had to worry about their exposure anymore, cause I wouldn't have socialized with them anymore.

So really, we are less filtered now than we were. Yay, Internet. Which is why we are so polarized now.

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If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.


Oh Yeah?


Snappy comeback.
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This was the way it was before Facebook, and the internet.



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Even if BLM adapted its language, it would still be difficult to reach beyond its core supporters, says McCarthy, the Harvard historian. When King spoke of his dream, most Americans got their news from three television networks and newspapers. Today, more people live in media cocoons where they listen only to political voices they agree with, he says.
"You're not going to get that 18 to 20 minute powerful speech on the Mall where you have MLK talking his dream," he says. "We have so many more voices communicating in these spaces. Everybody tweets, Snapchats and posts on Facebook. Everybody has a platform."
 
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DaviddesJ wrote:
This is why I occasionally read and post in RSP.

]Is Your Online World Just a ‘Filter Bubble’ of People With the Same Opinions?

“And one of the things we want is to spend more time with people who think like us and less with people who are different,” Haidt added. “The Facebook effect isn’t trivial. But it’s catalyzing or amplifying a tendency that was already there.”

If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.



Case in point: RSP.


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Honestly that's the main value of RSP for me as well. You go on say, DailyKos or Redstate (depending on how you lean), and it's dull as hell and you don't learn anything - not even what the other people are thinking.
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"You're not going to get that 18 to 20 minute powerful speech on the Mall where you have MLK talking his dream," he says. "We have so many more voices communicating in these spaces. Everybody tweets, Snapchats and posts on Facebook. Everybody has a platform."

Is the Harvard historian imagining that people got that in 1963? You would think he would know better. Not many people got those 20 minutes then, either.

The Live Coverage of the March on Washington: It’s Not What Most People Think
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If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.


Do people in your life laugh at you to your face, or behind your back?
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Tall_Walt wrote:
Shadrach wrote:
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If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.


Oh Yeah?


Snappy comeback.



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Shadrach wrote:
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If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.


Oh Yeah?


Snappy comeback.





Dude! Why did I not know about that clip until AFTER Slater was on his way out?

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I am just.... so grateful. It is so wonderful to know that my life has meaning now, to know that my existence is to give someone better than me a stupid person to talk with so they can have some balance in their life.

And to stay so remarkably unbiased.

Thank you for letting me know. My aimless wandering in this intellectual wilderness is not in vain.
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The trick to a good media diet is to recognize good sources. I might not agree with the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, or Ross Douthat, or Reihan Salan, but they make good points and are representative of certain types of conservatism- from business focused Calvin Coolidge types, traditional Big Tent types, or Salan, who is young, intelligent, and up and coming.

A bad argument is still important if its representative of what a lot of people think; Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage and Glenn Beck come to mind here- or Breibart, for that matter. Or the Young Turks, to look at the other side of the divide.

But just outright stupid, like Alex Jones, a niche market agent provocateur? Who is dumb as rocks besides? Nope, not interested.

Its noble to want to expand your horizons for other points of view. Bur you need filters, or otherwise its just trash and noise.

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Re: Is Your Online World Just a ‘Filter Bubble’ of People With the NOT Same/Saner Opinions?
whistle ~"Imagine there's WERE TWO TIMES GROGnads! What? "Like" it's HARD or 'something'?" -Dave Chappelle & 'Tinman' "approved"
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I am just.... so grateful. It is so wonderful to know that my life has meaning now, to know that my existence is to give someone better than me a stupid person to talk with so they can have some balance in their life.

And to stay so remarkably unbiased.

Thank you for letting me know. My aimless wandering in this intellectual wilderness is not in vain.


Hey now, be nice to David and his Autism.
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Darilian wrote:
The trick to a good media diet is to recognize good sources. I might not agree with the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, or Ross Douthat, or Reihan Salan, but they make good points and are representative of certain types of conservatism- from business focused Calvin Coolidge types, traditional Big Tent types, or Salan, who is young, intelligent, and up and coming.

A bad argument is still important if its representative of what a lot of people think; Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage and Glenn Beck come to mind here- or Breibart, for that matter. Or the Young Turks, to look at the other side of the divide.

But just outright stupid, like Alex Jones, a niche market agent provocateur? Who is dumb as rocks besides? Nope, not interested.

Its noble to want to expand your horizons for other points of view. Bur you need filters, or otherwise its just trash and noise.

Darilian


I can't listen to savage for more than 20 minutes at a stretch.

I'm unfiltered on slashdot but have a pretty good filter bubble going on Youtube. But it includes Kelly and O'Reiley from Fox (but not Hannity).

I was unfiltered here but some people were so unpleasant (ala Capn Classic) that I finally had to take steps.

If someone is thoughtful like Joe & Mika on Morning Joe O'Reiley or Cenk on young turks, it's worth it to listen to them. If someone starts off with racism or talking points and doesn't engage in a dialogue, these days they get one shot. I can't afford the time. My personal life has exploded lately and I can't even keep up with Boom Beach any more. Not going to spend time on certain people.

Plus, this election I decided about 3 months ago I really did like Clinton (as opposed to simply find Trump unbelievably unqualified to be president) and committed to supporting her.
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The trick to a good media diet is to recognize good sources. ...

... Not going to spend time on certain people.

I'll listen to news stories from pretty much any perspective. Story news, on the other hand--where people are deliberated distorted into heroes or villians, just to make a more black-and-white, simplistic, emotive story--story news, I have zero time for.

I don't use Facebook because it wants to put you in a bubble, and I have Google tracking turned off and blocked as much as possible.
 
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This is why I occasionally read and post in RSP.

]Is Your Online World Just a ‘Filter Bubble’ of People With the Same Opinions?

“And one of the things we want is to spend more time with people who think like us and less with people who are different,” Haidt added. “The Facebook effect isn’t trivial. But it’s catalyzing or amplifying a tendency that was already there.”

If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.
No, but unlike some users I have very few BGG users on ignore.
 
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If I limited my communication to idiots who live on social media, my view of the world would be really fucking stupid.
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maxo-texas wrote:
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The trick to a good media diet is to recognize good sources. ...

... Not going to spend time on certain people.

I'll listen to news stories from pretty much any perspective. Story news, on the other hand--where people are deliberated distorted into heroes or villians, just to make a more black-and-white, simplistic, emotive story--story news, I have zero time for.

I don't use Facebook because it wants to put you in a bubble, and I have Google tracking turned off and blocked as much as possible.

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This is why I occasionally read and post in RSP.

]Is Your Online World Just a ‘Filter Bubble’ of People With the Same Opinions?

“And one of the things we want is to spend more time with people who think like us and less with people who are different,” Haidt added. “The Facebook effect isn’t trivial. But it’s catalyzing or amplifying a tendency that was already there.”

If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.


Like in real life, the answer is no. Then again, I will quickly bypass those that espouse the same, tired arguments or proclamations that I have heard so many times, be it those that parallel my thoughts or those that counter it.

 
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“And one of the things we want is to spend more time with people who think like us and less with people who are different,” Haidt added. “The Facebook effect isn’t trivial. But it’s catalyzing or amplifying a tendency that was already there.”

If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.


This was the way it was before Facebook, and the internet. Why would we want to hang out with assholes that didn't share the world view that was important to us?

I mean, we are probably more involved with those kind of people on social media now than we ever were in real life.(sans family)

People like some on RSP if I came across in real life would have been shunned(or punched) after the first meeting if they acted and talked the way they do here in front of me. I wouldn't have had to worry about their exposure anymore, cause I wouldn't have socialized with them anymore.

So really, we are less filtered now than we were. Yay, Internet. Which is why we are so polarized now.



RSP is exactly how we communicated F2F (when younger). Sure, sometimes fists were thrown, but typically it was the defacto comms. If you couldn't deal with it, you checked out.

 
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This is why I occasionally read and post in RSP.

]Is Your Online World Just a ‘Filter Bubble’ of People With the Same Opinions?

“And one of the things we want is to spend more time with people who think like us and less with people who are different,” Haidt added. “The Facebook effect isn’t trivial. But it’s catalyzing or amplifying a tendency that was already there.”

If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.


Thumbs up for the last line. Not sure if you are serious or sarcastic but either way great job on trolling.


Why else would he be here?
 
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This is why I occasionally read and post in RSP.

]Is Your Online World Just a ‘Filter Bubble’ of People With the Same Opinions?

“And one of the things we want is to spend more time with people who think like us and less with people who are different,” Haidt added. “The Facebook effect isn’t trivial. But it’s catalyzing or amplifying a tendency that was already there.”

If I limited my communication to smart people, my view of the world would be too biased.


Thumbs up for the last line. Not sure if you are serious or sarcastic but either way great job on trolling.


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The rampant wildebeest.
 
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