Why Twitter Should Not Algorithmically Curate the Timeline — The Message — Medium

What else will a curated feed optimize for? It will almost certainly look more like television since there is a reason television looks like television: that’s what advertisers like. There will be more celebrities. There will be more pithy quotes. There will be even more outrage, and even more lovable, fluffy things both are engaging, and remember, algorithms will optimize for engagement. There will be more sports and television events. There will be less random, weird and otherwise obscure content being surfaced by the collective, networked judgement of the users I choose to follow.

via Why Twitter Should Not Algorithmically Curate the Timeline — The Message — Medium.

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