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Hiding likes on Facebook may create a fairer marketplace of ideas that sees stronger correlation between popularity and quality of information, which in turn could reduce misinformation, research suggests.
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
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.
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
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!