In general, what Molly is doing won’t make a meaningful difference (I run the data & analytics team at Gawker and have spent time working on similar algorithms). Multiple clicks from the same user are extremely unlikely to cause an algorithm to rank a post or article more highly: a lot of the work of data scientists…
Ever wonder why ads for a particular pair of socks keep following you around the web? Why Pandora keeps playing that song you hate, even though you give it a thumbs-down every single time? Or why that one person you barely know keeps showing up in your News Feed when your old friends rarely seem to appear? Ask away.
This is the second installment of the Living With Data series, exploring encounters with data in our everyday lives.
Is that compatible with this shirt?