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Pop Your Bubble is a tool created by The KIND Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3) established by KIND Healthy Snacks. The goal of the tool is to help you pop your social media bubble and bring new and diverse perspectives into your feed. Back to top
According to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of The KIND Foundation, only 5% of us see social media posts that differ greatly from our world view. This indicates that our social media feeds mostly reflect our own perspective, which unintentionally puts us in a bubble. Back to top
We think it’s important to connect with people we might not normally come across. By popping our social media bubbles, we hope we'll discover more commonalities than differences. Back to top
There are many tools (like PolitEcho) that help visualize the political slant of your friends, but an easy way to assess your bubble — which is about more than just politics — is to scroll through your feed and see how long it takes for you to notice something you disagree with. If it takes a while, it might be time to pop your bubble. Back to top
This tool will analyze aspects of your Facebook profile — location, age, gender, likes and shares — to find people who might help pop your bubble. We expect these inputs to represent your interests and help us find people who aren’t exactly like you. You'll then be able to follow those people, which will expose you to new voices, perspectives and ways of life — all with just a few clicks! Back to top
We felt 10 would be a good number, at least to get you started. It's only a minimum threshold, though — you can follow as many people as you'd like! Just come back to popyourbubble.com and keep adding people anytime. Back to top
The people you are following have volunteered to make their profiles public as part of the Pop Your Bubble experience. In advance of our launch, we reached out to people across the country to ask individuals to join an experiment introducing people to new points of view. If you are interested in also sharing your profile with our community – you will get a prompt to “add your profile” after you pop your bubble through our tool. Back to top
Everyone who joins this community is doing so on their own accord. We expect that people will act with decency, respect and, of course, kindness. If you encounter someone who is not acting in this spirit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Back to top
We understand these situations can be challenging, which is why we encourage you to start by simply listening. Rather than engaging in hostile dialogue, embrace this opportunity to consider how others see and interact with the world. If you find yourself getting frustrated by politics (or even sports), try focusing on shared interests — we believe there is always more common ground than meets the eye. Back to top
Here’s how to see everyone you’ve just followed (it’s easiest on desktop):
To make sure the people you are following through Pop Your Bubble remain at the top of your feed, simply follow these steps:
Once you've popped your bubble, we recommend taking a look at the profiles of the new people you've followed. Get a feel for who they are and understand how they might be different from you. That way, when their posts start showing up in your feed, you won't be surprised or confused about who they are or where they're coming from. Also, don't be afraid to engage with your new “friends” in the same way you would engage with your old friends. Back to top
Yes, it’s easy to unfollow someone. Simply go to their profile page on Facebook, hover over the “Following” button, and pick “Unfollow” from the menu. Back to top
If you liked following different people, you can share your own profile to help other people pop their bubbles too. You'll receive a prompt to "add your profile" after you pop your bubble through our tool. (Note that, to be followed, you will need to make your Facebook profile public if it's not already. We'll share more information in a follow-up email after you sign up.) Back to top
The KIND Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3) established by KIND Healthy Snacks, has a mission to foster kinder and more empathetic communities. The Foundation believes that uniting people with diverse perspectives is one small step toward building a kinder, more inclusive world. To learn more about the Foundation, go to kindsnacks.com/foundation. Back to top
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