“TayandYou failed from the start. “You absolutely do NOT let an algorithm mindlessly devour a whole bunch of data that you haven’t vetted even a little bit,“ they said. “It blows my mind, because surely they’ve been working on this for a while, surely they’ve been working with Twitter data, surely they knew this shit existed. And yet they put in absolutely no safeguards against it?!”” – How to Make a Bot That Isn’t Racist
“The most successful social platforms will be those that reverse the cycle of abuse that is a product of stagnation. And help heal people’s emotional wounds in this age of broken dreams.” – Why Twitter’s Dying (And What You Can Learn From It) — Bad Words
“switching from stars to hearts demonstrably works! Or it did three years ago, at least, for Airbnb, which according to a Fast Company report saw engagement climb 30 percent after a similar star-to-heart transition.” – Twitter’s Biggest Problem? Its Flawed Design
“Follow Bias includes a basic recommendation engine, suggesting women other users recommend I follow, and alerting me that I’d need to follow 93 women to raise my personal statistics by 5%. It’s not hard to imagine a version of the tool that’s expanded so it helps you see and address geographic or other biases in who you’re paying attention to on Twitter.
// should be called: craft bias. More about shaping your bias.” – http://ift.tt/RwRcBK