The algorithmic imaginary: exploring the ordinary affects of Facebook algorithms

  title={The algorithmic imaginary: exploring the ordinary affects of Facebook algorithms},
  author={Taina Bucher},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={30 - 44}
  • Taina Bucher
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • Computer Science
  • Information, Communication & Society
ABSTRACT This article reflects the kinds of situations and spaces where people and algorithms meet. In what situations do people become aware of algorithms? How do they experience and make sense of these algorithms, given their often hidden and invisible nature? To what extent does an awareness of algorithms affect people's use of these platforms, if at all? To help answer these questions, this article examines people's personal stories about the Facebook algorithm through tweets and interviews… Expand
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