Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article introduces TheirTube, a website that gives you alternative views of the YouTube algorithm. "What if you could step inside someone else’s YouTube bubble and see the world the way they do? This is the central idea behind TheirTube, a website by creative developer Tomo Kihara that lets you peer inside different YouTube recommendation bubbles. Experience it at their.tube." I'm sure anyone who uses YouTube has experienced this effect - watch one thing, maybe another, and the algorithm decides that you definitely want nothing but more extreme versions of the same thing. It's not only a political problem; it has made the recommender almost useless for music and entertainment.

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2020 09:37 a.m.