Post sorting algorithm: Hot Take 

Algorithms that promote posts which gather attention are good things. Reading posts served by these algorithms makes you focus more on content instead of source. A place where the best ideas are the most read ones has to be a stream of thoughts ordered by an algorithm that values posts on reactions.

(Don't worry, I'll stay on the Fedi :) )

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Post sorting algorithm: Hot Take 

@tobtobxx

> Algorithms that promote posts which gather attention are good things. Reading posts served by these algorithms makes you focus more on content instead of source.

I disagree with the first sentence precisely because I agree with the second. Why do you view focusing on content instead source as a good thing?

Personally, I prefer a focus on the source because it encourages people/sources to build up their credibility and reputation over the long term

Post sorting algorithm: Hot Take 

@codesections
> Why do you view focusing on content instead source as a good thing?

Because of prejudices.

> Personally, I prefer a focus on the source.

This is fair enough. There's a reason it's called *social* network.

> because it encourages people/sources to build up their credibility and reputation over the long term.

... but this creates somewhat of a chicken/egg problem.

Post sorting algorithm: Hot Take 

@tobtobxx

> > Why do you view focusing on content instead source as a good thing?

> Because of prejudices.

That's a fair point. In my experience, focusing on content ends up with people using "that sounds about right" as a heuristic, which is also subject to prejudice.

(Of course "this source has been credible and valuable in the past" is technically a form of prejudice (ie, pre judgment) but it's one that has better consequences)

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