The algorithm of generosity
Generosity-driven algorithm for creators and digital content exposure and ranking
I think that there is an open opportunity for creator platforms to use creator exposure level for helping creators level up their work because there are creators who are metic-driven meaning that they are motivated by the metric they get using the platform they use. more clicks, more reads, more likes, more views and of course more revenues. This is not In my opinion what should be the end goal of a creative journey. we can't force those who are metric-driven to not be like that but as creator platform owners and managers, we can drive towards better work if we offer them the feeling of achieving through metrics, and this more if we know that better metrics help them do more of what they are doing what we could precisely measure with all the data about them that we collect. we can generously expose more of the work of creators than what they deserve or what the underlying algorithm tells us to do.
google analytics and SEO seems to have nothing to do with this creator's promotion tool but we know that a website owner convinced about SEO opportunities tends to care more about creating and editing web content when he or she sees that there is incoming traffic. for a search engine, it may make sense to skip all the signals of its ranking algorithm and promote pages of web creators on its first page of results and it can do it without losing the meaningfulness of the result it provides. we have the means to measure how positive is the impact of increased visits on web content edition and quality and I strongly believe that increase in traffic is positively correlated with the quality of web content created. Search engines could exploit this to make the overall quality of web content better but you could tell me that the internet is so big that this doesn't matter or that search engines have no incentives to do that. I have seen creators of any kind of web content, text, image and video, and audio, getting better and better at their craft. This because at some point in time their effort aligned with the choice of the algorithm of the base creator platform they were using which led to revenues that they reinvested in tools for making better of what they were doing.
why a social media could not expose the social content of a random user to millions of other users to see how they will engage with this content and its creator? you may think that what I am describing here is like free lunch and that there is no such thing as free lunch and this would be even more true when it’s about business but I see in this a powerful tool not only of generosity but of diversity. I think that a social media platform could purposefully be built around this concept of the randomness of exposure of users and social content, leaving aside all this user behavior and metric-driven exposure and ranking algorithms. this could be a very interesting social media to try because in it everyone would have a chance to be picked by this algorithm of generosity. Seems and sounds like a crazy idea and you could be in doubt about the reality of the randomness of this algorithm of generosity I am trying to describe in which case this algorithm of fairness that I was writing about could be of help but all these algorithms are abstract ideas that I think are worth trying and this more if you are one of these code-breakers of the world I was referring to. I hope that you could see that I used a social media platform as an example but a blogging platform like medium could easily implement this idea that I am trying to describe here.
I think that this algorithm of generosity when it’s coupled with enough fair randomness could be a great tool for the depolarization of opinions and one for fixing confirmatory bias, two key characteristics of today’s digitized world that makes it hard for people to discover new things that may help them see the world differently what could, in turn, ignite even more creativity and put our world even more forward. Of course, you could tell that I am having an idealistic view of things but this algorithm of generosity could really be a big deal if it’s correctly designed.
PS: this is a handwritten piece I found here on my pile of writing and thought that it could be worth sharing then if all I have gone into are just stupid ideas not implementable and not worth trying then please apologize and thank you for reading. I will do my best the next time but I really think that this algorithm of generosity could be a big thing like this algorithm of fairness.