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Facebook, Algorithms, and Popularity Contests

Yesterday┬áI happened to hear a feature on CBC Radio 1’s ‘Spark‘ an episode called Algorithm awareness. Working in the technology sector I am fairly aware of the algorithms around me, and little came to me as a surprise, but it served as a great reminder that the bulk of the population are relatively unaware of the significant role of algorithms our in society, or even their existence.

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