Group 4 // Section 2 // 3:30 pm // Algorithmic Economy

Panel Members: Elizabeth, Nicole, Gianna, Angel

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you think that certain sites have more personalized algorithms than others? If so, what sites?
  2. Do you think that because of certain algorithms with ads it causes you to look up things or purchase things that you’ve never seen/tried before?
  3. Have you ever come across something on any sites that allows you to have any sort of input into the ads you see?
  4. Do you think that algorithms on certain sites are due to people wanting to make money?
  5. Have you ever looked into why certain things are on your feed? If so, did you come across any useful information?

Readings:

“11 Essential Algorithms That Make The Internet Work” (Business Insider, 2011)

“Youtube’s clickbait problem has reaches new height” (Polygon, 2018)

Counter-Technology:

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