Echo Chamber

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Echo Chamber

The tendency of members of a group to reinforce each other's views and not to contradict each other because there is little or no information presented from outside the group. An echo chamber is dangerous in business as one member may not see a flaw in another's thinking or may be afraid to point it out. However, the term is most commonly used in media to describe a self-reinforcing story. See also: Groupism.
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Our listening skills have become dulled by the resonance of the echo chamber.
It was 6 feet tall and generated 200 gallons per minute, but Tumber credits the echo chamber for its success.
Point a larger, deeper fall in that direction and use an echo chamber to propel the sound.
If a fall is too loud, add rocks to the echo chamber or ratchet down the flow.
Instead of a "global information village" full of self-indulging communities of echo chambers, we should seek to create a "global information metropolis" whose poor zoning laws would foster disorganized desegregation and cross-fertilization.
Blogs functioning as echo chambers help to rally the troops and push the themes of parties and campaigns.
Today, Republican campaigns that aren't benefiting from the New York Times/Washington Post/CNN echo chamber are able to rely on their own network, allowing the GOP to push ideas that morph into conventional wisdom.
Here's an idea we could do without: The Internet is a set of echo chambers in which people get together to talk with people who believe exactly the same thing as they do.
Maybe the Dean supporters formed echo chambers on the Net, convincing one another that they were going to win, and maybe this lulled the campaign into thinking it was doing better than it was.
Gallagher (half Irish, half African-American) has broken a traveling minstrel show down into its component parts and reassembled them into something else, into not-so-pure-patterns of not-so-pure-signs: eyes, mouths opened up now to reveal their various hollows, echo chambers, unseen arenas - word-caves bigger inside than out, lined with panther skins.
No, but the real issue goes beyond free speech, to echo chambers and social media's very architecture.
Making free speech meaningful in an age of echo chambers is not easy.