Category Archives: Internet

Polarization of views

Credit: The Cross-Culture Rhetoric Blog

When trying to understand political gridlock in Washington, it is helpful to consider what legal scholar Cass Sunstein wrote on Sept. 17:

IT is well known that when like-minded people get together, they tend to end up thinking a more extreme version of what they thought before they started to talk. The same kind of echo-chamber effect can happen as people get news from various media. Liberals viewing MSNBC or reading left-of-center blogs may well end up embracing liberal talking points even more firmly; conservative fans of Fox News may well react in similar fashion on the right. Continue reading

Crowdsourcing

Homer Simpson climbed out of a television set on the second floor of Lewis Hall, walked down the stairs, strolled onto Flagler College campus and asked the first person he saw, “Hey, where can I get a beer?”

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