Algorithmic Power

Progress = Material + Moral Betterment

If the classical novel is an instrument of moral introspection as here described, my troubles reframe themselves. The novel is concave; it allows you to spy on the interior realities of fictional people. Facebook is convex; it allows you to spy on the exterior fictions of real people. The opposition, far from being complementary, implies a crisis of the human heart. A reward for looking into the depths, the novel is a catalyst for empathy. A punishment for seeing only the surface, Facebook is a catalyst for envy, and therein lies its inevitable moral exhaustion.

Facebook, Algorithms, & Trending

Facebook Emotions

TED: The Influence of Algorithms

Curated Feeds: Twitter, Instagram Snapchat

Let Me Google That For You

High Finance Flash Crash

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