Despite how annoying they can be sometimes, I love social networks and technology that changes how we interact with one another. The dynamics of how a normal human interaction can be shaped fascinates me. This one has a couple of articles about that -- including an original article I wrote!
split identities reforming [wayspurrchen.com]
The Defragmentation of Social Identity
I wrote this one! It's about how social media frequently forces us to combine disparate parts of our self identity.
the mind behind the mouths [slate.com]
Who Controls Your Facebook Feed
Insight into the algorithm ruling my social life. Long read, worth the read.
curation at mass [theverge.com]
How Spotify’s Discover Weekly cracked human curation at internet scale
Discover Weekly is, quite frankly, a fantastic piece of technology. I look forward to it every Monday on Spotify and it brings me tons of new music. The algorithm is a really fascinating look at what you can do in recommendation systems with thousands, millions of inputs.
platform evolution [motherboard.vice.com]
The History of Twitter's Rules
An intriguing overview of the evolution of Twitter's rules and its stance from free speech protector to abuse culture enabler.