Discussing the implications of the algorithms that dictate what content users see on social networks.
Introduction to Social Media Algorithms
Social media algorithms play a pivotal role in curating user experience by personalizing the content they interact with.
Understanding the Algorithms
These algorithms are based on complex machine learning models designed to increase engagement by predicting user preferences.
Although beneficial for user engagement, I argue that these algorithms can also create echo chambers and promote polarization, which is harmful to society.
It is vital for social networks to balance personalization with exposure to diverse content to maintain a healthy digital ecosystem.