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[1902.10730] Degenerate Feedback Loops in Recommender Systems
"Machine learning is used extensively in recommender systems deployed in products. The decisions made by these systems can influence user beliefs and preferences which in turn affect the feedback the learning system receives - thus creating a feedback loop. This phenomenon can give rise to the so-called "echo chambers" or "filter bubbles" that have user and societal implications. In this paper, we provide a novel theoretical analysis that examines both the role of user dynamics and the behavior of recommender systems, disentangling the echo chamber from the filter bubble effect. In addition, we offer practical solutions to slow down system degeneracy. Our study contributes toward understanding and developing solutions to commonly cited issues in the complex temporal scenario, an area that is still largely unexplored."
recsys  feedback  echo-chamber  filter-bubble 
march 2019 by arsyed
How to win a Facebook argument, according to science
1/ Respond to the initial statement sooner rather than later.

2/ Respond in groups.

3/ Have a few back-and-forth exchanges with your opponent, but never go past three or four.

4/ Link to outside evidence.

5/ Don’t quote the person you’re arguing with.

6/ Don’t act too intense.

7/ Write a longer response if you’re actually trying to change someone’s opinion.

8/ Try to base your arguments around points that your opponent didn’t initially address.
caitlin-dewey  facebook  opinion  persuasion  echo-chamber  argument 
november 2016 by yolandaenoch
The Work Required To Have An Opinion
If you can argue better than the smartest person who holds the opposite view, that is when you are entitled to hold a certain view.

And you need to become your most intelligent critic. Part of doing that means you need to have the intellectual honesty to kill some of your best loved ideas.
farnam-street-blog  opinion  learning  echo-chamber  mindset 
november 2016 by yolandaenoch
The forces that drove this election’s media failure are likely to get worse » Nieman Journalism Lab
Segregated social universes, an industry moving from red states to the coasts, and mass media's revenue decline: The disconnect between two realities shows no sign of abating.
content-samurai  content-marketing  echo-chamber  confirmation-bias  social-media  feed  algorithmic  algorithm  facebook 
november 2016 by nharbour
Blue Feed, Red Feed
Shows side-by-side blue-feed and red-feed of various issues. Fascinating.
facebook  politics  social-media  echo-chamber  wsj 
may 2016 by rgoulter

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