Changing your mind on Twitter

When was the last time you changed your mind when scrolling through twitter?

Social media is notorious for being an echo chamber. We follow people who think like us and believe the things we believe. Algorithms see us interact with that content, thus they feed us more of it. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Every once and a while I’ll follow a few people from a new niche and my timeline will be all mixed up. I’ll start seeing a lot of tweets about a unfamiliar topic. After reading personal anecdotes, researched articles and conversations between well-informed thinkers, my mind slowly changes.

I saw a great point about why twitter is better than Facebook today. The idea is that on Facebook you’re limited to being connected with people you’ve met, whereas on twitter you can follow the smartest people in the world despite never having met them. So if you don’t feel like your twitter timeline is pushing you to think differently, change it up. Follow some new people. Explore an unfamiliar niche. It’s in your hands.

Contrary to popular belief, you can change your mind on twitter.