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The Janner Miss Tanner
28th January 2016, 11:56
Intresting article in today's Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12126056/Thank-God-for-conspiracy-theorists-they-keep-our-society-sharp.html) about conspiracy theories & how the people that subscribe to some of these wacky ideas tend to only interact with other similarly deranged individuals because


(the internet causes us to) self-sort into homogenous bubbles without regard for geography

This can be extended way beyond conspiracy theories, of course and beyond the internet too.


Look at the political expediency promulgated by the BBC, the Guardian and such like - it all seems to come from the same echo-chamber to me.

Indeed - the people who put up the signss on the edge of Totnes pronouncing that "Totnes is a frack free town". Are they really speaking for the residents of the town or are we just hearing the views of the people in that particular bubble?

The problem with living in a bubble is that it you don't question what you hear because dissenting views are not tolerated within the bubble and this promotes fanatacism. And when you're fanatical about something you are going to shout a lot more about it.

Now, what's that old adage about "He who shouts the loudest..."?

Pondlife
28th January 2016, 12:02
That is inneresting indeed.

cojak
28th January 2016, 12:42
That is inneresting indeed.

Hmmm....

SimonMac
28th January 2016, 12:53
Now, what's that old adage about "He who shouts the loudest..."?

Is usually the Mod who bans you

northernladuk
28th January 2016, 13:01
Is usually the Mod who bans you

Nahhhh. What about RealityHack who appears out of nowhere, bans your ass and then slips in to the shadows again like a Mod ninja.

SimonMac
28th January 2016, 13:03
Nahhhh. What about RealityHack who appears out of nowhere, bans your ass and then slips in to the shadows again like a Mod ninja.

Who?

PurpleGorilla
28th January 2016, 13:19
There are no bubbles here, move along, move along...

http://cdn.tradingeconomics.com/charts/united-kingdom-housing-index@2x.png?s=unitedkinhouind&v=201601131907m&d1=19160101&d2=20161231

http://cdn.tradingeconomics.com/charts/united-kingdom-stock-market@2x.png?s=ukx&v=201601281315m&d1=19160101&d2=20161231

northernladuk
28th January 2016, 13:24
Who?

Exactly......

vetran
28th January 2016, 21:58
Exactly......

You never expect the Spanish Inquisition Realityhack

Dactylion
28th January 2016, 22:08
You never expect the Spanish Inquisition Realityhack

You should always expect the Spanish Inquisition Realityhack

But you knew that ;-)