Already thousands of responses and tons of feedback to the new build your algorithm tool :) We are excited to see how we can use this anonymized data to help new users find interesting people to subscribe to. This tool helps us understand people are hoping to get out of Minds, so we can then improve our recommendations. Long-time users --- keep in mind that one of our biggest problems keeping new people around is that it is very difficult for them to find people they are interested in subscribing to. Most of the people who have been here for a while have already figured that out, so their newsfeed is already enjoyable. New users do not even have a newsfeed yet. Twitter, FB and Google make these assumptions based on surveilling you across the internet, and then hide the algorithm behind a proprietary wall. We are straight up asking you to tell us what you want, and making the algorithm completely public. Another thing to keep in mind is that even within the questions, there is an option to maximize all of your preferences so that you get everything recommended to you (essentially making your echo chamber non-existent). But the point is, not everyone wants to do that, so they shouldn't have to. With this tool, though, they at least are now acknowledging how big or small they want their echo chamber to be. Open to more feedback as always.
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