Strictly algorithm: how news finds people in the Facebook and Twitter age

From Spotify and Netflix recommendations to Facebook’s news feed or Google’s search results, algorithms play a pivotal role in our media consumption.But what does this mean for journalism, and democracy in general? That was the focus for one of the sparkiest sessions at the SXSW conference in Austin this weekend.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/10/journalism-democracy-algorithms-facebook-google-twitter

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