If TikTok (and other algo-based infinite timelines) is the future of mainstream internet, I fear for my kid’s ability to deep dive intellectually on anything.

@caffo if the algorithm is any good, it’ll naturally guide them further and further down topics they find interesting. The YT algorithm did that for me quite well

@jarbus yes, but TikTok algorithm just cares about trash content. Even if you try to guide it to better things thru search, it doesn’t matter. It’s all about what capture more eyeballs (for any reason).

@caffo Ah, I’ve never used tik tok. But I think tik told content is restricted not by the algorithm necessarily but because the content is designed to be so short

@jarbus try it for one hour. No account necessary (they create a shadow account for you). It’s depressing.

@jarbus but I agree — they could make something better. It’s just not something that aligns with their corp plans.

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