EscapeYourBubble Shows You Stories From Outside Your Echo Chamber

Chrome: Before you sit down to a busy Thanksgiving dinner in an election year, take a moment to see how your family sees the world. EscapeYourBubble shows you what people see on the other side of the aisle.

It’s no secret that we all live in self-amplifying echo chambers . While it’s convenient to see what you agree with, it can make you wonder where everyone else is getting their information from. To fill this gap, EscapeYourBubble brings you carefully curated news articles that appeal to your non-member group. Right now, he lets you choose between Republicans and Democrats.

Since the articles you see are carefully selected, there is little chance of you falling into the cycle of garbage-collecting algorithms. The extension adds articles to your existing Facebook newsfeed, so you won’t be overwhelmed by anything created for someone else. You still get your feed, it’s just peppered with stories that other people see. The stories inserted by EscapeYourBubble are also tagged with a hot pink banner so you know where they are from.

The purpose here is not necessarily to say that everything the other side says is correct. However, if you want to connect with other people – and maybe even convince them ! – it helps to understand where they are from. You don’t have to agree to read something.

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