The social media echo chamber and travel – The Daily Telegraph

The social media echo chamber and travel – The Daily Telegraph

Has social media negatively impacted the way we travel? This is something I’ve explored for The Telegraph Travel desk on many occasions. In this piece I discuss how the social media “echo chamber” has created a generation of tourist sheep.

 

We live in a deceitful era in which our newsfeeds have been corrupted by algorithms – serving up more of what we like, and less of what we don’t. This sees our opinions challenged on fewer and fewer occasions.

 

Equally, most of us only ever read the same newspaper or watch the same television news bulletin – is it any wonder that our ideas of the world are becoming homogenised, perpetuated with lackadaisical platitudes.

 

Hopefully as travel writers we can do our part, but I think we’d all confess to veering into cliché at one point or another.

 

You can read the full opinion column here.

Date

June 6, 2018

Category

Words