Political Technology

4 Simple Steps to Escape Your Filter Bubble

Why nothing makes sense anymore, and how to fix it.

Kaia Maeve Tingley
7 min readSep 28, 2020
Photo by Jasmin Sessler on Unsplash

How do we escape the madness?

It turns out that the same things we need in nature are the things we can use to start breaking out of our respective filter bubbles.

  • Diversity
  • Intelligence
  • A sense of connection to the world around us
  • An open mind

Maybe it isn’t all Trump’s fault after all?

If you look closely, it might start to look like the villains probably aren’t who we thought they were. Open-mindedness starts within, and while I’ve been resistant to asking myself these questions, I realize the change has to start with me. So, maybe it’s not Trump’s fault after all, weird though that feels to say.

It’s not the folks running for office, spouting off on TV, or even your relatives who’ve seemingly gone mad. More likely, the brute to blame for our modern crisis is the algorithm behind the psychotic break in truthiness we encounter in our online experiences. Also known as, how did my Mother go so crazy all of a sudden?

Mashable has a whole series on the topic. Go, go Mashable content creators. May your words and images fly on the wings of angels to all the distraught, confused, angry, and soon-to-be violent protestors who are ravening to tear down the world as we know it.

The escape route from the algorithmically inspired filter bubbles we all experience was mapped out years ago in some rather simple and amazing content created by Marco Rogers and pondered online in this excellent post by B.J. May. I give these two guys full credit for the information I’m about to share.

I’m just here to spread the word.

To paraphrase, here is an updated version of the 4 steps you can use to overcome the dangers of…



Kaia Maeve Tingley

Woman, Mother, Wife, Priestess of the Dirt, Striker of Keys & Queen Bee of the #TechHippies. I write essays & poems about coming back home to self. #onelove