1. What is the media bubble?
To be precise we should call it the perception bubble. It is a tendency to close up information horizon to a few specific platforms and viewpoints presented by these platforms. We subscribe into definite number of social accounts/information providers/influencers/media expecting from them a set of perspectives and outlooks presented. In other words: we are attracted to minds alike, hence we intuitively build around ourselves media coverage blanket consistent with our worldview. After a while we are surrounded by this bubble of just one or few outlooks on reality. The perspective bubble.
2. It is natural. But is it good or bad?
For the most part the process of building this bubble is like the weather – it just exist and affect us, whatever we like it or not. The process itself is direct result of how we are built biologically. Also, it has its natural counterpart – curiosity. That all being said, the sheer amount of information that tries to affect us is as far from being natural as it gets. At the same time, our curiosity can be asleep because we have finite amount of time and will to consume media. Soon enough this natural in our days perspective bubble can create otherwise smart and carrying people defending lousy and harmful worldviews without even noticing.
3. Bursting the bubble
I am not going to tell you what worldviews are beneficial or harmful. I also will not point better media over worse. I won’t even call you that hard on being stuck with your bubble. I am of the opinion that we should be aware of this phenomenon, our constrains within current human condition. I will advocate not to identify with worldview we hold. It can only take one bubble burst for us to change our minds entirely.
Please, take into account that I do think that it is valuable to discuss and scrutinize ideas fiercely. In article above I point out that it is not reasonable though to identify personally with outlooks, worldviews, ideas and further with those arguments and debates (while I am aware that some people can make this advice hard to follow).