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TikTok

TikTok Can't Save Us from Algorithmic Content Hell

TikTok is not immune from engagement-hungry algorithms that dominate the internet as we know it.
Caroline Haskins
1.31.19
filter bubbles

Godwin's Law in the Age of Trump: The Conversation Starts With Nazis

The adage suggests that rational discussion online stops when someone invokes Hitler. What does that mean when the conversation starts that way?
Jason Koebler
5.26.17
Facebook

Why ‘Popping’ the Social Media Filter Bubble Misses the Point

Social media filter bubbles are not the problem; they are symptomatic of the problem.
Carleigh Morgan
11.16.16
Internet

Trump Supporters Were Hiding In Plain Sight In Online Comment Sections

Conventional wisdom says to never read the comment sections, but that's where Trump supporters were begging to be heard throughout the campaign.
Oliver Lee Bateman
11.14.16
Design

This Emotion Detector Wants to Cheer Up Your Web Browsing Experience

Here's a Chrome Extension that wants to make sure your internet experience is good vibes-only.
DJ Pangburn
9.13.16
Twitter

These Algorithmic Visualisations of Twitter Controversies Look Like Fireworks

They could be a first step to creating a system to burst online echo chambers.
Emiko Jozuka
8.3.15
politics

The State Department Is Worried Social Media Bubbles Escalate Social Unrest

Facebook's echo chamber can turn the obnoxious into the dangerous.
Jason Koebler
8.13.14
Internet

Facebook Is Making Us All Live Inside Emotional 'Filter Bubbles'

What happens if our emotions are viral too?
Derek Mead
6.16.14