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New post from the Relevant Blog re: political ads, attention, and algorithmic manipulation 🚨 "The problem isn't just advertising, it's the attention economy. When platforms like Twitter and Facebook use engagement-based algorithms, there's no such thing as "free and fair" civil discourse on their networks — even without targeted political ads."
A succinct argument for why algorithmic sorting of information is the original sin of Facebook and other social media apps. I would add to this the populist mechanism of one-person(click/bot)-one-vote that create mob dynamics and discourage nuance. There is an interesting comment at the bottoms of the article saying “this is just human nature and there is no solution”. It’s is also human nature to bludgeon one another to death and we have come up with a variety of solutions to prevent that, at least for the ...Read More
Chatting about why we're building Relevant on Tank Magazine... "Right now we have an overabundance of populist metrics online and not enough hierarchical structures that can help us navigate the digital world. That’s the void that Relevant is trying to fill." ...Read More
i guess this is the tactic uber is using to dehumanize the ride experience in order to ease into driverless cars. disgusting
"If we want a healthier information environment, we need to design scalable content-based business models that depend on trust."
Is woke the new hipster. In an moment where politics and aesthetics are rapidly mediated and abandoned on platforms, is the woke political subject the most niche identity, always finding new causes, an endless (re)configuration of politics.
Fascinating look into 80s Bernie / the Vermont media was dead set against him so he turned to public access and self broadcasting
This might be true, but at this point both sides have shown that they do not have the ability to overthrow the other faction swiftly. It might take days, or even weeks before a decisive action happens in Caracas. Now the real question here is to which extent the US ...Read More
"The positive spin on recycling also helps undermine legal efforts to reduce plastic production, said Dell: “Companies are promoting the recycling of products so they’re not banned.”"
Question 👉 What keeps you coming back to Relevant? Now that Relevant’s been out for a while, what keeps you coming back? ...Read More
I'm enjoying the overall high quality of the content without all the noise that can accompany such content in other settings. I have genuinely learnt from relevant articles which is great. I'm also fascinated to see how TCRs work out so what better way than to partake in them!