From: The Huffington Post

Is Twitter an Echo Chamber?

The Huffington Post:

I’ve been a member of both Facebook and Twitter for many years, and my experiences with the two couldn’t be more different. While both are “social” in the broadest sense, Facebook for me is really like a rolling conversation, a somewhat gossipy block party where friends and family catch up on personal experiences and share some joys and sorrows. Twitter is much more contentious and political, a place for the opinionated to share their grievances and meet with others, similarly aggrieved.

I emphasize that this is one man’s experience. I’m sure other members will challenge me — harshly on Twitter, more gently on Facebook. But I am not the first to contrast these two popular media, nor am I the first to charge Twitter with political polarization and cultural extremism.

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Wray Herbert is an author and award-winning journalist who writes two popular blogs for APSWe’re Only Human and Full Frontal Psychology. Follow Wray on Twitter @wrayherbert.

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