Teens on Tech: Understanding Online Echo Chambers & Social Media Algorithms

Teens on Tech is an ongoing series with our partners, My Digital Tat2, to share adolescents’ perspectives on their digital worlds.

As a dedicated member of his high school’s speech club, Eric Lee has always been interested in the ways that people communicate – particularly online. In this article, he discusses his perspective on online echo chambers and social media curation algorithms.

         “I became interested in this topic when I first got on TikTok and when I was going through the Instagram Explore page,” Eric explains.

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Welcome to “Teens on Tech”: Our New Series with My Digital Tat2

The Social Media Lab is proud to announce our partnership with My Digital Tat2, a non-profit organization that addresses how to help children, teens, and young adults cultivate healthy habits and thoughtful online behavior to integrate technology into our lives in a constructive way.

         Questions about the effects of social media use on children and teenagers are abundant in scientific literature. However, one perspective that has been conspicuously absent is the voice of children and teens themselves.

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