appeals to the algorithm gods

“Hello data collection does this interaction help you figure out what my interests are?”

More and more I see TikTokkers (and now Youtube users) appealing to the algorithm as if it were some kind of pagan god.

On TikTok it’s especially powerful because of the opaque nature of the FYP. You’ll occasionally come across people pleading, basically, “if you’re not a bigot, please interact [with this video] so I can get back on the right side of TikTok [and away from the abusive bigots who are being shown my video for some awful reason]”

Amy Hoy @amyhoy