I want to talk about algorithms on social media. Specifically about how mastodon and the Fediverse often write on their presentation page or feature list about how they "don't have algorithms" because they display posts in chronological order.

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@narF this is a great thread. @Cutls what do you think? Should this feature be added to the thedesk?

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@carlospg @narF I'm reading and thinking of it (I'll reply it till tomorrow)

@carlospg @narF I wrote in English/Japanese
Order of timelines / タイムラインの順序 | Cutls Blog - blog.cutls.com/2020/09/20/orde

@Cutls @carlospg Thank you for spending the time to write your thoughts, and so so in 2 languages!

You do bring good points. I think this shows even more how we need to provide different version of the feed, and let the user what they think is best by giving them tools.

@Cutls @narF Thank you so much for taking the time to consider the idea and put it in writing 😁

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