Facebook is a bubble chamberPosted: December 20, 2019 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: echo chamber, expressions, facebook, humor, language, live in a bubble, malaphor, malaphors, words 1 Comment
The “Great Malaphor Hunter”, Mike Kovacs, uttered this one at lunch the other day. He was talking about Facebook posts and how people don’t engage in actual discussions with others with opposing views. This is a nice mashup of “live in a bubble” (separated from society or sheltered) and “echo chamber” (a metaphorical description of a situation in which beliefs are amplified or reinforced by communication and repetition inside a closed system). When I heard this, I immediately thought of Get Smart and the “cone of silence”. A big thanks to Anthony Kovacs for outting his Dad, malaphorically speaking.
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There is such a thing as a bubble chamber. It’s used to see tracks of speeding subatomic particles.