Echo chamber politics: Why you shouldn’t unfriend people for political posts

Sometimes the greatest advice in life comes from places you least expect. “As a scientist, Throckmorton knew that if he were ever to break wind in the echo chamber, he would never hear the end of it.” This was said by 10th-place winner of the Bulwer-Lytton “terrible novel opening lines” contest, which provides a seemingly apt metaphor for the current reality of politics on Facebook. Especially in the heart of election season, most of us have probably heard some variation of the refrain, “If you don’t exactly agree with me on this issue, then unfriend me right now.” At its…

SLIDESHOW: Bernie Sanders Rally

Bernie Sanders visited the Mullins Center at UMass on Monday, February 22.

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders rally attracts hundreds at UMass

The unofficial student organization UMass for Bernie Sanders hosts rally for the democratic presidential candidate.