Tweet! Who’s controlling who?

Focused or cussed? I hate algos telling me I’m in control via an unsolicited noisy video about relieving me of my o…

This isn’t mere bah humbug, it is about noticing how algorithms, AI and machine learning are divesting us of our own conscious decision-making in plain sight.

The discourse assures us that we are in control and that, properly aided by technology we are free to focus on the things that matter (that might be easier to do if we weren’t bombarded with spam and junk). I don’t want someone else to judge what matters to me or to have code read my choices enabling me to be better modelled and targeted by tech giants ambushing me in open daylight.


Tweet! Netflix codes

Insights into Netflix codes and algos

It is always instructive to uncover secrets, decode the code and find how we, or stuff, is categorised.


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Tweet! Facebook algorithm

Facebook tweaks its algorithms to divert users from pages with “little substantive content”. Euphemism alert – understand fake news and uninterrupted advertising.

A paragraph in the article is headed Building Trust, and the author quotes Josh Constine from TechCrunch,

“The change could help Facebook fight fake news, as fakers are often financially motivated and blanket their false information articles in ads,” wrote Josh Constine on news site TechCrunch.

He added that the change was important as it would help build trust in the content users were being fed.

Hmm, *trust* and *fed*
Unhappy sentence fellows.


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