How can we change what's in our social media feeds?
Social media algorithms supposedly pick up on what we like and show us more similar content. But what if what we 'like' changes, or we want our likes to change? How can we change what's in our feeds?
Many of us have already sworn off social media or taken a periodic ‘social media cleanse,’ or otherwise try to be mindful of our social media habits— especially when we start doomscrolling (if we even notice we’re doomscrolling). But what if, instead of doing those things, we start changing what’s in our social media feeds altogether? Is it possible? How?
What can we do to actively change what shows up in our feeds if our feeds are automatically propagated by things that we’ve ‘liked’ or viewed in the past?
The answers are probably pretty simple in the grand scheme of things. However, we still shouldn’t underestimate the power of the almighty algorithm either, and its proclivity to keep us mindlessly scrolling and engaging with content we’re already conditioned to notice and respond to right now.
Below are a few things I think we could actively do to change what we see in our feeds.
[Feel free to complete one or both of today’s writing prompts at the bottom of the post, to get your critical thinking and creative juices flowing as you respond to today’s question. ]
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