Thoughtful article and valuable reader comments. I’m impressed you took the time to respond to so many Keri Smith.
I’ve heard from many people who feel they are in the silent middle, just like commenter Robert Thorne said. I like what commenter Mike Bryant said on going beyond breaking out of the echo chamber to do something useful with discourse.
I’m working on a new site to do just this: engage with a diverse and knowledgeable group, under the cover of anonymity, and enabling positive collective action. It’s a crazy idea but one I’m committed to working on. If any of you would like to help me by giving feedback I’d be eternally grateful.