One’s tone while reacting isn’t so relevant though. Echo chambers are far simpler than that: It’s being surrounded by people who agree with you and you agree with them.

One’s tone while reacting isn’t so relevant though.

Echo chambers are far simpler than that: It’s being surrounded by people who agree with you and you agree with them.

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Example: 7 people clicked “Like” on this thread.
This is no firm metric but it’s a clue that there _might_ be an echo chamber of 9 here:

a) The author of the article (whose communication is one-way)
b) Yourself implicitly by posting it and also by agreeing to it
c) The 7 people who clicked “like”

This forms an echo chamber.

“Something should be done about this”
“Oh yes, definitely”
etc, bouncing around.

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Many people believe they are of independent mind, unencumbered by things like echo chambers, because they’re able to point to someone *else’s* echo chamber, not recognizing their own.

Neither am I free of the dangers of echo chambers. But I *think* at least I can recognize when I’m in one that supports / amplifies. Do you know your own echo chambers?

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