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Comment #2861131 by Ron North

Ron North Sep 1st 2014, 6:18 PM #

This is an excellent example of the echo chamber effect of twitter.
People with similar beliefs cluster together and dissenters are excluded from the group by being un-followed.
With nobody to call them out on their bull$h1t and partly through fear of exclusion from the group, the group members then repeat and amplify each others beliefs to point where what they end up believing is both extreme and ludicrous.

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This print ad for Today FM's Dermot & Dave is picking up a lot of flak

This print ad for Today FM's Dermot & Dave is picking up a lot of flak

The station stated that the ad shouldn’t be “taken so seriously”.

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    Favourite Bevin Reilly
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    Sep 1st 2014, 2:29 PM

    Yes, it’s hilarious if you’re a reader of the Sun or the mirror and find headlines like “Breast of friends” really witty.

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    Favourite andrew
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    Sep 1st 2014, 2:34 PM

    Why not have a picture of a pair of testicles and headline it: this show is complete bollocks (which it is)

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    Favourite RP McMurphy
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    Sep 1st 2014, 3:02 PM

    Andrew, I would find that use of a mans anatomy awfully offensive…awfully! Just as I find the Diet Coke ad offensive…Treating men’s naked torsos as objects of desire and for mere gratification!:-)

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    Favourite Ron North
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    Sep 1st 2014, 6:18 PM

    This is an excellent example of the echo chamber effect of twitter.
    People with similar beliefs cluster together and dissenters are excluded from the group by being un-followed.
    With nobody to call them out on their bull$h1t and partly through fear of exclusion from the group, the group members then repeat and amplify each others beliefs to point where what they end up believing is both extreme and ludicrous.

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    Favourite Michelle Jordan
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    Sep 1st 2014, 11:46 PM

    @RonNorth So true. I read the twitter comments, viewed the ad, then scrolled these comments and couldn’t decide whether I was a) offended b) couldn’t care less c) amused d) probably going to listen to Dermot and Dave or thinking e) most people who leave comments online are idiots.

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