April 8, 2018

Baron Schwartz’s Twitter Strategy

Baron Schwartz:

Why go to all this trouble myself, instead of letting Twitter’s algorithms do > it for me? Isn’t that what Big Data and Machine Learning is for? Ostensibly, > yes, but as we’ve seen, absolutely no. There’s a deeper point here: I either > take responsibility for my own consumption and learning, or I abdicate it to > machines. And I believe that abdication to machines is amongst the most > pressing dangers facing our society today.

Curating our own feeds has become a means of survival. I use a similar strategy as Schwartz, except mine also includes disabling all retweets.


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