There's a problem with "trending"
The first problem with “trending” is that it selects and highlights content with no eye toward accuracy, or quality. Automated trending systems are not equipped to make judgments; they can determine if things are being shared, but they cannot determine whether that content should be shared further. Facebook’s trending section is fully automated.
I think even my five year old has just about figured out that quantity rarely equals quality, but she’ll probably forget it once she’s a teenager.
How have we managed to turn the internet into the world’s biggest high school popularity contest?
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