Untrained Algorithms


This AM, at about six', I felt like checking Facebook. If we've seen each other in the past month and a half, I probably told you that I decided to cut Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for 3.5 months. 

After 1.5 months, I am back on Twitter. After I had lost money on the stock, I was a bit pissed but also find decent value on the platform itself. Even Fabric looks like a very interesting product. 

But then I re-activated my Facebook account. 

I was served only with crap and irrelevant posts on my timeline. It looked like Facebook had about 50 years old because that was the average age of the people I saw on my timeline. 

Posts from a distant uncle, my mom's friends, random people that I don't even recall. There were also some close family things that I was already aware of because with or without Social Media we tend to keep in touch with the ones we care for and love. 

Algorithms need to training. Repetition is king. Like losing weight, the more you put effort towards it, the better it gets?

I just don't have any desire to "train Facebook" on my preferences. 

Account deactivated.

Next Attempt: Instagram.

Other blog posts

Sleeping is the best productivity trick

During most of 2017, I averaged 5–6 hours a night. Not sleeping enough was killing me and my ability to get things done.

Read more
Inner Engineering (Your Life)

Inner Engineering is a book about finding the perfect alignment with existence, which we all look for as people, founders, and investors.

Read more
Meaningful coincidences and Sympatheia

Several encounters in your life can be tagged as "meaningful coincidences”. Events that happen with no casualty but end up being meaningfully related.

Read more

Receive new essays as soon as they're published

You won't receive spam and you can unsubscribe at any time