Will the algorithmic timeline be the death of social media?



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Remember when social media was about posting on a whim without any hidden agenda or transparent humblebrag? Those were the days of endlessly scrolling through your Facebook timeline until you caught up with the latest updates from your friends and family. A built-in stopping point provided a sense of control over our timelines. We scrolled until we caught up and then put the smartphone down again. However, the end of chronological scrolling has left many users blaming the infamous AI algorithms for ruining the party by silencing friends and promoting sponsored posts. In 2018, there have been numerous headlines around…

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