This is real heavy metal, by the way.
So, this guy whose name I swear I'd never heard but appeared to have gone to my high school tried to friend me on Facebook. His main interests were the band Stryper and Republicanism, so I didn't add him. I mean, really, Stryper? I thought teens in the 80s only listened to them because they liked metal and their parents forbade any other band as a direct path to the worship of Satan. When you leave home, you throw away their records and listen to real metal.
But then I read this article that said we are all getting trapped in a bubble of like-minded people who parrot our ideas back to us, due to social networks and rss feeds and apps only giving us the people/opinions/stories we want to hear. And I thought--maybe I was wrong. Or maybe I'm OK, because I do have a lot of weird interests that make it pretty hard to find people who are on the same page with everything. I have social network connections with people around roleplaying games, anime, kung fu movies, punk rock, feminism, horror, The New Yorker, libraries, public transportation, corporations not having all the rights and none of the responsibilities of people, stoner rock, psychotronic movies, Apple products, my college, TV Tropes, cyberpunk, steampunk, art toys, lowbrow art and indie comics.
What do you guys think?