Emmet Ryan: 'We have always filtered our lives - and it was even easier before social media'

Mute and block buttons are not just about seeing views you like, they are about removing noise

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
8th December, 2016
Living in a bubble? Pic: Getty

Social media gets a pretty awful rap for what it is. The bubbles of Facebook and Twitter are why we don't know what is going in the wider world apparently. We choose to only listen to what our friends and those we agree with say, and while we're at it let's lob in some dull critique of millenials.

Social media tools however are just that, they are the implements we use to communicate and...

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