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Why everyone is following less on Twitter (and regaining their sanity) •
Damon Brown:
<p>We can only pay attention to so many things. Political climate aside, there are only so many people you can hear at once - and, at a certain time, you won't be able to truly engage.

I discovered this in 2012 and, as I shared in this column, I dropped from following thousands of people to only 300:
<p>I loved sharing varied opinions and conversations. I eventually started to feel suffocated, though--as if a continual sea of commentary was constantly thrashing me against the rocks. I realized that I was following too many people. I love initiating and enabling passionate, one-on-one conversations, and it was becoming debilitating to do that while following thousands of people. Instead, I took a drastic approach: Around 2012, I began culling the people I followed down to the most essential and insightful. It's been tough, but I regularly keep my following group to around 300--the number of people I can consistently engage during the day. Instead, I use Twitter lists to keep up with other people without having the heavy news feed. Figure out how many people you can comfortably be connected with on your favorite social-media platform and stick with that number.</p>

Today, I'm at around 250. These are the people, organizations and movements I care about, those that have the biggest impact on my ideas and the arguments I most want to share.</p>

I've seen a few people do this, and it's obvious that you'll get a much calmer version of Twitter. (Turning off retweets has a similar effect.) It also reinforces the filter bubble, though.
twitter  filterbubble 
9 days ago by charlesarthur
Die Theorie der Filterblasen ist nicht länger haltbar – Wir leiden bereits unter dem Filter-Clash | NZZ
Die Gesellschaft zerfällt in Filterblasen, so heisst es. Die Theorie ist heute in aller Munde, aber kaum belegbar. Tatsächlich leiden vernetzte Gesellschaften unter der Sofortkonfrontation mit immer anderen Ansichten.
poerksen  seemann  Filterbubble  netzkultur 
25 days ago by leitmedium
How Social Media Silences Debate - The New York Times (2014)
The Internet, it seems, is contributing to the polarization of America, as people surround themselves with people who think like them and hesitate to say anything different. Internet companies magnify the effect, by tweaking their algorithms to show us more content from people who are similar to us.
socialmedia  politics  filterbubble  democracy  PEW 
6 weeks ago by rachaelsullivan
Media change deniers: Why debates around news need a better evidence base — and how we can get one » Nieman Journalism Lab
And a growing number of independent, evidence-based, peer-reviewed studies have found that, in fact, search engines and social media lead most people to more diverse news — the opposite of the filter bubble hypothesis
news  journalism  fakenews  filterbubble  outragejodrell  algokitsch 
10 weeks ago by yorksranter
Why it’s as hard to escape an echo chamber as it is to flee a cult | Aeon Essays
First you don’t hear other views. Then you can’t trust them. Your personal information network entraps you just like a cult
filterbubble  society  psychology  politics  philosophy 
may 2018 by SimonHurtz
Excellent article on in the Facebook has created and the problems that gives rise to...…
filterbubble  dataquality  from twitter_favs
march 2018 by loughlin
Deshalb ist "Filterblase" die blödeste Metapher des Internets - Motherboard
Gute Nachrichten: Filterblasen gibt es nicht. Das Wort, das seit Jahren durch die Medien geistert, ist ein Hirngespinst. Ein Problem mit sozialen Medien gibt es trotzdem.
filterbubble  facebook  media  psychology  algorithms 
march 2018 by SimonHurtz
Nachrichten aus dem Paralleluniversum: Wie sich Verschwörungstheoretiker auf Facebook vernetzen |
Auf Facebook hat sich ein Paralleluniversum aus Verschwörungstheoretikern gebildet welche sich in ihrer Echokammer in ihrem Wahn gegenseitig bestätigen.
facebook  filterbubble  research 
march 2018 by SimonHurtz

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