Although both the script’s name and description seem to imply satire, today’s histrionic online environment has led this code to create a social media firestorm:
— Zara Rahman (@zararah) July 16, 2015
@Spacekatgal Whomever wrote this, should never have to buy their own beer or coffee ever again until the heat death of the universe.
— Stuart Duff (@cameramonkeyuk) July 15, 2015
Tell me echochamber.js is a joke…
— Mark Kern (@Grummz) July 15, 2015
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) July 15, 2015
@Spacekatgal I do so enjoy your frank admission you don't want anyone to dissent against you.
— GethN7 (@geth_n7) July 15, 2015
Others looked at the code with clearer eyes and figured it HAD to be a joke:
Echochamber.js the funniest project I’ve ever seen on github https://t.co/PWFa3HuMmZ
— Jack Evans (@ThisIsJackEvans) July 15, 2015
EchoChamber is hilarious. https://t.co/iZR9dDNKRt
— Sean Johnson (@intentionally) July 15, 2015
— Ben (@Mazzimoast) July 16, 2015
@DoodlingData Did you read the desc. (not to mention title!) carefully? This is code-trolling–the author’s mocking those who might use it.
— David Flory (@FoxotCW) July 16, 2015
We at Geek Juice are bringing this whole brouhaha to the public’s attention because as a snarky satirical site, we’re getting pretty annoyed that modern life keeps making our job harder.
It doesn’t matter if the creator of echochamber.js is sincere or subtly making a comment, I’m enjoying lmfao at all the muppets endorsing it
— Cari (@RebelCari) July 16, 2015