I just had an idea I'd like to share with you! Let me know what you think.
The Problem: People tend to join online communities with like-minded people. This is good on the one hand, but it can result in an echo chamber. Opinions we disagree with get "Removed From My Newsfeed." Again and again, we hear only what we want to hear. More extreme ideas appear more reasonable by context. And we often react with disgust towards those we disagree with because we fail to see things from another perspective. Many people, especially in American politics, have lost the ability to respectfully disagree with one another.
The Idea: Sign up for a web service, and tell it your opinions on various issues. Every week, it will email you 5 thoughtfully written articles from the opposite perspective, for you to consider. Approach with an open mind, and even if you become more convinced of your own opinions after reading, you will be more informed.
What do you think? Would you subscribe to something like this? Any ideas for how this could be better, or other ways to help people break out of their own self-imposed echo chambers?