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    I'm writing an essay and I was wondering what people's responses would be to the following question -

    If the internet gives everyone a voice, why can’t we all be heard?

    Be as broad or narrow as you like
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    Because the loud people drown out the others.
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    (Original post by billymccreith)
    I'm writing an essay and I was wondering what people's responses would be to the following question -

    If the internet gives everyone a voice, why can’t we all be heard?

    Be as broad or narrow as you like
    You can't "hear" 8 billion people if everyone is "talking" at the same time (c.f. twitter).

    And less than half the world's population is online.
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    Because the internet prioritises people who are popular, most followers, most friends, most views. Mainstream opinions mean you are more likely to get long term attention over controversial ones. Some voices are backed by full time web creators, vloggers, art students and work in the sector full time, while some people only appear casually. It matters more to some people, getting clicks may be their income, which means they need/crave the attention more than others.
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    Some voices don't have anything worthwhile to say, that is why

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    Keep going, this is excellent
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    (Original post by billymccreith)
    Anything else?
    Maybe it's time to write your own essay...

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Maybe it's time to write your own essay...

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    I'm almost done! You guys are acting as a focus group, the more statistics I get, the better it looks. That's my thinking anyway
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    People choose who they want to hear and are quite selfish, Once someone has an opinion and is adamant that it’s right , they won’t listen to the opposing side, This is why Milo is big on right wing media because he sides with them but lefties do not want to associate with rumours they’ve heard (sorry for turning it political)
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    (Original post by AidenHa)
    People choose who they want to hear and are quite selfish, Once someone has an opinion and is adamant that it’s right , they won’t listen to the opposing side, This is why Milo is big on right wing media because he sides with them but lefties do not want to associate with rumours they’ve heard (sorry for turning it political)
    And Facebook automatically adjusts your timeline to feature content similar to your previous activities. So if you tend to "like" or even read mostly "left wing" comments that's what you're likely to get.

    For example, this was a problem during the Brexit referendum. The Remainers were generally only seeing Remain comments and weren't aware the Leavers were gaining momentum.

    https://lifehacker.com/how-sites-lik...cal-1787659102

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