Corrupt Personalization

What is a “like” these days? This and more about the commercialization of private content on Facebook.

With algorithmic culture, computers and algorithms are allowing a new level of real-time personalization and content selection on an individual basis that just wasn’t possible before. But rather than use these tools to serve our authentic interests, we have built a system that often serves a commercial interest that is often at odds with our interests – that’s corrupt personalization.

Between stuff like this and the latest thing about the Facebook psychology experiment I read more and more about people1 considering closing their Facebook accounts.

But never do.

  1. Ok – nerdy people who care about this stuff. If you look through your News Feed right now you probably won’t see any mention of either of these articles.