Metafilter: 56% Conservative Readership
April 29, 2010 11:42 AM Subscribe
Slate has introduced a tool to analyze the news sites you read online.
posted by furiousxgeorge (72 comments total)
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The tool is based on a paper
that studied ideological isolation in news consumption online and off. It analyzes your history to determine which sites you read and looks at readership data to determine how much of an echo chamber, if any, your choice of news sources creates.
You can see for yourself, but the conclusion is that "Many people go to sites whose readers don't share their politics. To use their terminology, they found a low degree of "media isolation" among Web surfers compared with the political isolation most Americans experience in their daily lives. Stacked against the networks in which we work, live, and socialize, the network we increasingly use to get our news—which is to say, the one you are using right now—is relatively integrated."