Blame the Echo Chamber on Facebook. But Blame Yourself, Too

Kartik Hosanagar (@khosanagar) is a professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as well as a cofounder of SmartyPal and Yodle. Hosanagar’s research work focuses on the impact of algorithms on consumers and society, as well as digital media and online marketing. (Wired)

Ever since the Presidential elections, every one I know seems to be worrying about their social media echo chamber. And no one seems to see the irony of discussing it on Facebook. Many of us seem to feel trapped in a filter bubble created by the personalization algorithms owned by Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

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