Is Netflix personalization making you feel *seen* ... or profiled?

Oct 26, 2018
If you’ve got a Netflix account, you know the company tries real hard to personalize pretty much everything. But a recent Twitter thread by the writer Stacia Brown revealed what felt like racial profiling on her Netflix feed. Netflix says that it doesn’t collect demographic information, and all personalized recommendations come from a consumer’s viewing […]

Is Netflix personalization making you feel *seen* ... or profiled?

Oct 26, 2018
If you’ve got a Netflix account, you know the company tries real hard to personalize pretty much everything. But a recent Twitter thread by the writer Stacia Brown revealed what felt like racial profiling on her Netflix feed. Netflix says that it doesn’t collect demographic information, and all personalized recommendations come from a consumer’s viewing […]

Navigating Instagram's algorithm as @idealblackfemale

Aug 6, 2018
How hate speech censorship policies and content moderation appear to an artist creating on the platform.
Mandy Harris Williams says she's found a great home for her art on Instagram.
Maritza Lerman Yoes

The Dow dive computers might have caused

Feb 6, 2018
Algorithms don’t generally create steep declines, but they do amplify trends, one expert says.
Closing numbers are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange in 2018.
BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook probably knows everything about you

Dec 16, 2016
Data algorithms help advertisers put together your digital profile.
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Using data and algorithms to style men

Sep 19, 2016
Online styling service Stitch Fix launches a men's line.
Stitch Fix

A former hedge fund manager turns complex financial issues into art

Jun 6, 2016
Nelson Saiers wants to say something original about the world he once worked in.
"Uppberbound," a piece by Nelson Saiers.
Nelson Saiers

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Your boss may know you want to quit before you do

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Feb 10, 2016
New algorithms are helping companies predict turnover
Right after bonus season, some companies see a spike in data theft and employees quitting, but an algorithm can help companies predict turnover. 
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GDP suffers what's becoming a seasonal slowdown

Apr 29, 2015
Q1 GDP growth is slower than the rest of the year, again, and lower than expected.

Algorithm as Art

Apr 2, 2015
Imagine an auction where you could buy algorithms...