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#ForYou: Algorithms and Society

For USEM 1570: A Diversity of Voices: Seeking Truth in Research


In this workshop, we will:

  • Learn about algorithms & examine how they shape our online experiences through personalization 
  • Learn about algorithmic bias and how bias can be embedded in some algorithms
  • Reflect critically on algorithms in society

#ForYou Workshop Slides

Recommendation Engines

Select one platform listed below and explore / review the details of how they personalize your experience. You may also check out SplitScreen which is an interactive comparison of personalized social feeds based on various demographics.

Please use the Exploring Personalization Algorithms worksheet to respond to questions.

Platform Personalization Details (select & review 1):

Example of social feed personalized by demographics: