By Dan Kennedy • The press, politics, technology, culture and other passions

The trouble with Facebook’s ‘Trending Topics’

I still haven’t gotten around to writing anything more substantive about the controversy over Facebook’s “Trending Topics.” But this Storify lays out my main arguments.

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  1. Dan, how did Facebook lead us “to believe Trending Topics was based on simple arithmetic”? Was it in some announcement somewhere? Why would you think it wasn’t “personalized clickbait, just like everything else on Facebook”? (That’s what I assumed, naively.)

    • Dan Kennedy

      I was simply making an assumption, and I was wrong. But since it wasn’t the newsfeed, I thought it would be different from the newsfeed.

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