Recommendation algorithms serve the interests of the corporations deploying them over the people who are bombarded by them while going about their business.

I prefer the voluntary recommendations I get from my fellow (trusted) human beings who want to share something they found interesting, exciting, or edifying. Often spontaneously, but usually only when prompted.

If recommendation algos have to exist, they should only be something a person voluntarily and explicitly goes to for suggestions.

Today's recommendation algorithm deployments seem more like this to me:

These toots partially prompted by:

Which contains some good ideas about recommendation algorithms as well.

@cstanhope advertising should follow tye same rules (often the two are the same)

@y0x3y Yeah, I was thinking about that as well, and you might be right.

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