Reputations

Regarding reputation-building on the Internet, Clive Thompson writes approvingly that

network algorithms do not favor the cagey or secretive. They favor the prolific, the outgoing, the shameless.

Said another way, network algorithms do not favour the quiet or the reflective. They favour the loud-mouthed, the self-promoting, the flashy.

O brave new world that has such algorithms in it.

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