Algorithms for Interesting

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How, exactly, do social media sites decide what’s good and what’s not?

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Algorithms for Interesting

  1. 1. Algorithms for Interesting (Wherein, no actual algorithms are divulged) <ul><li>Bryce Glass </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus, OH — Ignite 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. How, exactly, do social media sites decide what’s good and what’s not?
  3. 3. The classic love triangle…
  4. 16. Sally has found her Bits.
  5. 17. Bob is rewarded for his Bits.
  6. 18. And, yes, Sally admires Bob.
  7. 19. How, then, do social media sites decide what’s good?
  8. 20. Socially! The community decides what is worthy of attention and what is not.

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