Yep. You are right. Most algorithms of this sort these days are designed to use your choices to predict future choices…the more you interact with a particular writer or publication, the more of that writer or publication you will continue to see…at one point I was binge-reading someone’s stuff for a couple of days and after that, she consistently showed up first and most frequently for quite a while. As did those she interacted with…and on…and on. And because I wanted to be well rounded and I’m not made of time, I started reading less of her and trying out new writers…and she faded slowly from my feed without me even realizing It, just because I was reading FEWER of her pieces…I don’t know. I understand predictive logic makes the most sense as a way to funnel content to people, but sometimes I miss the good old days when we didn’t have the whole world of information at our fingertips to choose from. We had the morning paper, and the evening news…Reader’s Digest. The New York Times crossword…



I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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