Chris Aldrich: The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem

Chris Aldrich: The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem. “I can post about arcane areas like Lie algebras or statistical thermodynamics, and my mom, because she’s my mom, will like all of it–whether or not she understands what I’m talking about or not. And isn’t this what moms do?! What they’re supposed to do? Of course it is! She’s my mom, she’s supposed to love me unconditionally this way! The problem is: Facebook, despite the fact that they know she’s my mom, doesn’t take this fact into account in their algorithm.”

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