“The people who populate our unique social media worlds set the bar for what we may perceive as ‘common’ or ‘normal.’ They make up our networked information universe. The majority of Americans who are online — 62% of them — receive news from social media platforms. Of all American adults who are on Facebook, 76% use the platform on a daily basis.”
Sometimes, the best way to understand a broad concept is to zoom in on a narrow example — that proves true in this article.
Buzzfeed analyzed the Facebook news feeds of a mother and daughter from different sides of the political and geographic spectrum to break down how the filter bubble affected their views.
It’s an interesting look at how the pages they follow, posts they interact with, and friends they engage with has presented two members of the same family with a completely different outlook on the world.