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Chained to the algorithm
YouTube stars are experiencing extreme stress, burnout, and depression, according to The Guardian.
The stress is apparently due to the amount of time and energy they have to put in to keeping their channels up to date, interacting with fans, and always keeping in mind the almighty Algorithm.
Cry me a river.
YouTube stars are building their brands/businesses on someone else’s platform (YouTube) — whose algorithm gave them fame. Now, they’re complaining that the same algorithm makes it hard to stay on top unless they constantly work.
Ever notice how the options for user feedback on online services are super basic? It’s that way on purpose. Computers have a much easier time processing and classifying a “like” or a smiley face than raw text.
This is why Facebook now has six reaction emojis and BuzzFeed has a similar structure for reader comments. The point of these is for users to convey an emotion wordlessly, so that these platform’s algorithms can easily categorize the information.
David Auerbach says this computer-friendly feedback is affecting how we communicate IRL.
You can find the full article in The Blurb below.
Nah, we’re cool
Tesla’s currently going through some things, but is its drama having any effect on the broader EV market?
Today Apple unveiled its Watch Series 4, which will be able to take an electrocardiogram (EKG). Apple has received a De Novo clearance — meaning the first of its kind — from the FDA allowing its Watch to be used as a med device.
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