Sum Up: Let’s wring our hands about the internet echo chamber for a guy plugging his book, even though solid social science (that we reported on in 2009) proves that internet use widens our social network, not narrows it.
Look, the “filter bubble” is like the Terminator - it’s an interesting sci-fi concept that takes a technology idea and pushes it to its logical extreme. But that’s not how reality works. Not now, not in the future. And it’s provably false right now.
How do I know? Because if I was living in a blissful little bubble where I was only exposed to the stuff I liked, I would never have found this story.