algorithms

Sep
14
LinkedIn, TikTok and the dawn of the algorithm wars

LinkedIn, TikTok and the dawn of the algorithm wars

LinkedIn, the dull elder sibling of Facebook and Twitter, is slowly finding new relevance. But the war over TikTok points the way to social media's future.
4 min read
Sep
08
Weaning media off its social addiction

Weaning media off its social addiction

4 min read
Mar
18
Coronavirus: Facebook is becoming an unreliable source of traffic

Coronavirus: Facebook is becoming an unreliable source of traffic

As content moderators are sent home, AI tools are taking over their content policing job - and getting it wrong.
2 min read
Feb
18
Engaged Reading Digest: the unexpected face of polarisation

Engaged Reading Digest: the unexpected face of polarisation

The assumptions many people make about social media, news consumption and polarisation may not be accurate. Prepare for a surprise…
4 min read
Nov
12
How to fix your Twitter timeline

How to fix your Twitter timeline

Here's one quick hack to make your timeline better (even if it might offend a few people…)
Jun
07
MailOnline takes brutal hit from Google algorithm update

MailOnline takes brutal hit from Google algorithm update

A MailOnline SEO has admitted to a big traffic hit from a Google change.
1 min read
Mar
07
Domain hopping to beat the Facebook algorithm

Domain hopping to beat the Facebook algorithm

Craig Silverman on a new technique some publishers are using to beat Facebook algorithm changes: “Publishers have found that their
1 min read
Mar
07
The LittleThings lesson publishers should be learning

The LittleThings lesson publishers should be learning

The first major casualty of the Facebook algorithm change was announced last week: LittleThings was closing up, putting 100 people
3 min read
Jan
31
Facebook asks publishers: are you local?

Facebook asks publishers: are you local?

Ooops. He Zucked it again. For three weeks running now, Zuckerberg’s big blue monster is messing around with the
2 min read
Nov
24
Facebook's not the filter bubble, we are

Facebook's not the filter bubble, we are

Interesting – and quite important – experiment from The Guardian – exposing the right and left in the US to Facebook newsfeeds from
1 min read