An Easy Guide to Creating a TikTok-like Algorithm

A data scientist’s conceptual and code overview of recommendation systems.

Matt Przybyla
Sep 25, 2020 · 6 min read
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t’s probably no surprise that the foundation of TikTok’s algorithm is an ever-popular and powerful recommendation system. Similar to Netflix and YouTube, TikTok’s algorithm works off of you. It can only provide you contoured recommendations if you use the…