Be the Algorithm

The Internet got pretty mad when Twitter’s CFO suggested that the company will be using algorithms to put additional tweets into your stream. In Medium, Zeynep Tufekci gives several reasons why Twitter should not algorithmically curate the timeline, and brings up several human curation vs computer curation topics. (The way I see it, if Twitter chooses which idiots I see in my stream, then I’ve wasted half a decade carefully selecting those idiots myself.)

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