“The videos that surface on the app are generated by YouTube’s recommendation algorithm, which takes into account a user’s search history, viewing history, demographic region, gender, age, and other individual data. The algorithm is basically a funnel through which every YouTube video is poured — with only a few making it onto a person’s screen.” The Atlantic’s Adrienne Lafrance examines what kids choose to watch on YouTube, and what that could mean for the future of narrative structure. (Hint: There will be a lot of slime.) The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube.

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