O’Reilly Broadcast: Letter to the Algorithm


Consider this my cryptic response to the recent buzz over a change.org entry in which Jen Nedeau calls out Digg for being sexist. My take: is Reddit sexist? No, algorithms can’t be sexist, but communities can be, and the communities attracted to Digg and Reddit are certainly male-dominated and coarse. Reddit and Digg appear to be sexist to Nedeau because the algorithms are so primitive.

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