Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A small slip of the algorithm's grasp

Recently, I moved everyone I follow on Twitter into one of a few lists, including:
  • VC/Startups Steam
  • Misc. Thinking Stream
  • Decision Making Stream
  • Crypto Stream
The benefits were immediate.

Now I pop into a theme-specific feed to catch up with a given discourse at that moment.

Rather than 30 minutes of directionless scrolling, I now get intentional & specific learning within 5-10 minutes.

I am never going back to scrolling through main feed. I feel like I've slipped the Twitter algorithm's grasp just enough to gain agency while still benefitting from an immensely valuable product.

This begs the question: what else can I do to slip the grasp of other algorithms I rely on?