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Stop Talking About “The Algorithm” If You Didn’t Write the Code

You don’t know what “the algorithm” actually does, so stop telling people how to beat it

Photo by Olav Ahrens Røtne on Unsplash

Many people seem to believe that social media websites are powered by a magical, super-special file called The Algorithm™, as if only a single, complicated equation in a heavily-guarded, secret document…

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