Up there with turkey, football and passing out on the couch, breaking bread with folks who might not share your opinions is a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition.
To help us step out our so-called echo chambers, a trio of Newcastle University students created Burst Your Bubble, an app that lets users chat with people they disagree with.
The way Burst works
For safety, users only have to share a first name and photo and can permanently end a chat at any time.
“Other media and social networks put people in echo-chambers - our mission is to change that,” developer Marwan Elwaraki told ChronicleLive. “The idea isn’t that you change your mind — if I’m pro-Brexit, I don’t have to come away anti-Brexit, but maybe the other person sees I’m not just a racist, I see that they’re not just trying to ruin my country, for example.”
Call it prep for the holidays.