Shaking Up Your Echo Chamber. For Democracy.

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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

 

Music Playlist

  1. I Still Can't Believe

    Album: BWN Catalog
  2. Through the Night

    Artist: Kenneth J Brahmstedt
    Label: BWN Music
  3. Future Plant

    Artist: Kenneth J Brahmstedt
    Label: BWN Catalog
  4. Glitter Waltz

    Artist: Jack Ventimiglia
    Label: BWN Music
  5. Beligerence

    Artist: Justin Asher
    Label: BWN Music/Valley of Ashes Music
  6. Automatic

    Artist: Podington Bear
  7. Corner Back

    Artist: Kenneth J. Brahmstedt
  8. Mutations

    Artist: Small Colin
  9. Tiptoe (Instrumental)

    Artist: YEYEY
  10. Trellis

    Artist: Podington Bear
  11. Gamma Ray

    Artist: Podington Bear
  12. BWN Discotheque

    Artist: Jack Ventimiglia, BMI
    Label: BWN Music
  13. Puppy

    Artist: Podington Bear